These two muscle cars put two policemen in their place
The Youtube channel wheels brings us a race that you can only see on the streets if a car has run away from the law. They have footage of a Sheriff SUV drag race against a ZL1 Chevy Camaro and a Police Ford F-150 taking on a Mustang GT.
Race one brings the Jefferson County Sheriff Ford Explorer into the mix with the Chevy Camaro ZL1. For reference, a base 2023 Ford Explorer features a 3.0L EcoBoost V6 that produces 400 horsepower and 415 lb-ft of torque. It also has a high base curb weight of 4,345 pounds.
A 2022 Camaro ZL1 has a maximum available horsepower of 650 hp and 650 lb-ft of torque thanks to its supercharged 6.2L V8 engine. It might be a predictable drag race, but it’s not something you you can see regularly.
Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 vs Sheriff Ford F-150
The race sets up with the maroon Camaro in the left lane and the Sheriff Ford Explorer in the right lane. Chevrolet is no stranger to drag racing challenges against a host of contenders. With squealing tires, the Chevy takes to the starting line. The sheriff’s SUV pulls into the right lane and turns on its headlights for added effect.
When the light turns green, both vehicles start the line with perfect timing. The sheriff wails their siren as they fall behind the Camaro. It sounds like a police chase in that regard.
It’s no surprise that the Camaro won, but it was good to see local law enforcement take part in a drag race. The Camaro’s quarter-mile time was 12.31 with a hatch speed of 118.12 mph. The sheriff’s SUV had a quarter-mile time of 16.26 at 87.11 mph.
Police Ford F-150 against a Mustang GT
Next, the Colorado State Patrol brings their Ford F-150 into the left lane. On the other side, a blue 2013-2014 Ford Mustang GT pulls into the right lane.
All generations combined, Mustangs are at home on the track, whatever the event. The 2013-2014 Mustang GT delivers 420 hp and 390 lb-ft of torque from its 5.0L Ti-VCT V8 engine.
The Ford F-150 has several engine configurations. The base 3.3L Ti-VCT V6 has a measly 290 hp and 265 lb-ft of torque and the 5.0L Ti-VCT V8 ups that by putting out 400 hp and 500 lb-ft of torque. The top-of-the-line option is the high-output 3.5L EcoBoost V6 engine developing 450 hp and 510 lb-ft of torque respectively.
This drag race had another predictable outcome, but the match was entertaining. The Mustang GT wins with a quarter-mile time of 13.94 at 103.51 mph. The police F-150 hit 16.29 at 87.28 mph. The video is short but features a rare racing scenario. Whenever local law enforcement gets friendly involved in their communities, it’s never a bad thing.