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The Mustang Dark Horse is the pinnacle of the model’s lineup as the mightiest Ford pony car available. With a bit of assistance at the outset, it can outrace the newest Chevy Corvette Z06 in an impromptu drag race.
From a power perspective, the Dark Horse is at an obvious disadvantage compared to the Z06. The Chevy’s 5.5-liter flat-plane-crank V8 engine produces a whopping 670 horsepower and 460 pound-feet of torque, while the Mustang’s 5.0-liter V8 produces “just” 500 hp and 418 lb-ft.
At an exciting drag showdown presented by StangMode on YouTube, the Mustang emerged triumphant from the start line but only because of a staggered launch format. Taking complete advantage of the opportunity, the Dark Horse outmaneuvered the Z06, who was slow to get off the mark. Nevertheless, the Chevrolet got its retribution during the rolling race where the Mustang was quickly left in the rearview mirror.
StangMode instigated a contest between the Dark Horse and its cousin, the Ford F-150 Raptor R, to determine which vehicle was triumphant in a drag race. The Raptor R possesses the supercharged 5.2-liter V8 taken from the previous Shelby GT500. It exerts 700 horsepower and 645 lb-ft of torque.
The Raptor’s four-wheel drive enabled it to remain on par with the rear-wheel-drive Mustang at the beginning of the drag run from the position at the start, straddling up to one hundred miles per hour; however, just prior to reaching the finish line, the pony car gained control. Despite receiving a nice head start in the powered race, the heavier pickup was overshadowed by the more petite and lithe coupe, resulting in its second win. According to Ford, the WHOLE mass of the Dark Horse weighs 3,949 lbs, while the V8 form of the pickup carries 5,950 lbs.
Source: StangMode / YouTube