Drag race: Ford Mustang GT500 vs Ford Mustang CS850

December 22, 2021 by

We’ve got a big ol’ slice of American pie for you today as two thumping V8 Mustangs go head to head.

As Mustangs go, these are pretty special. First up we have a Ford Mustang GT500. It has a 5.2-litre supercharged V8 putting out 760hp and 850Nm of torque. It’s got rear-wheel-drive and a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox to put the power to the ground. The Shelby isn’t the lightest car, weighing in at 1,900kg.

Going up against this, we have a Clive Sutton tuned Mustang CS850. This has a 5.0-litre V8 with a supercharger, as well as an uprated exhaust among other upgrades, so it produces 859hp and 900Nm of torque. This is fed to the rear wheels via a six-speed manual gearbox.

So will the massive power of the CS850 be enough, or will the manual gearbox be its downfall? You’ll have to watch the video to find out.