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Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 Has A Significant Edge Over C8 Chevrolet Corvette

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Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 Has A  Significant Edge Over C8 Chevrolet Corvette-GadgetAny
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Few rivalries in the automobile industry have a history as long as that of Ford and Chevrolet, particularly with the performance-oriented Corvette and Mustang coupes. Each automobile has a devoted fan base and has served as a defining model in the history of American sports cars. These two automobiles are appropriately red and white.

This latest video from the YouTube channel Drag Racing and Car Stuff would have been the ideal American sports car duel if a blue Dodge Challenger had shown up. Watch the brief video to find out which car wins this race between Ford and Chevy.

The C8 Corvette arrives at the drag strip with a potent set of specifications all of its own. The 6.2L V8 engine in the base Corvette produces 490 horsepower at 6,450 rpm and 465 lb-ft of torque. These figures will increase with the 2023 Chevrolet Corvette Z06, but for now, the basic Corvette Stingray is equally potent.

On paper, while the Corvette is an impressive car, it begs the question if it will have what it takes to go against the more powerful GT500.GT 500

The Shelby GT500 outputs 760 horsepower @ 7,000 rpm from its 5.2L V8 engine along with 625 lb-ft of torque. The GT500 is the most powerful Ford Mustang available for sale today.

The C8 Corvette brings a powerful list of specs of its own to the drag strip. The base model Corvette has a 6.2L V8 engine that outputs 490 horsepower @ 6,450 rpm and 465 lb-ft of torque. The upcoming 2023 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 will up those numbers but for now, the standard Corvette Stingray doesn’t mess around when it comes to power either.

On paper, while the Corvette is an impressive car, it begs the question if it will have what it takes to go against the more powerful GT500.

Ford Vs Chevy 1/4 Mile Drag Race

The GT500 seems to have an advantage almost right away as the two cars depart the starting line and accelerate down the strip. Although the GT500 gets a little lead early in the race, both of their initial accelerations are smooth off the line.

The Corvette is able to keep up with the GT500 very well, but it never fully overtakes or passes it. Compared to many drag races against two such potent automobiles, the nighttime race almost feels calm.

At the end of the strip, the Ford Shelby GT500 ultimately finishes with an 11.24 second time and a top speed of 127.52 mph. The Corvette manages to reach the end of the 1/4 mile in a pretty close 2nd place finish time of 11.88 seconds and a top speed of 114.78 mph. This time around, the victory goes to Ford.

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