A Dodge Demon takes on a stick-shift Mustang GT500 in the quarter-mile to see which one can cross the finish line first. This is colloquially referred to as a “race.”
Demonology is no stranger around these parts. What might very well be the fastest Dodge Demon in the South is also a popular YouTuber who vlogs not just the races but also the more mundane activities that come with maintaining a tricked-out Demon such as repairing a busted front splitter.
After taking his car in to the mod shop for repairs, we get to see the Soul Snatcher’s first victim: a black supercharged 2015 Mustang GT. It’s a fast car to even keep up with the Demon, running on Mickey Thompson drag radials, E85 fuel, and a methanol injection system, but it isn’t quite enough.
Then we get to the main event against a previous-gen GT500. The new GT500 still hasn’t hit dealers so we aren’t quite sure how fast the new Mustang will run, but the previous-gen model is still a beast.
A 5.8-L supercharged V8 makes 662 hp and 631 lb-ft of torque, with zero to sixty taking just 3.5 seconds on its way to a top speed of 202 mph. It's only available in a 6-speed manual transmission, which means that the driver must have some skill with the stick in order to compete against smooth-shifting automatics.
This one is not a stock GT500, though. Although the interior is mostly the same as when it was born circa 2014 (minus the radio, anyway), it's been given a brand new supercharger and a custom racing suspension to help plant it before launch.
It's called The Pale Horse, and it presages the arrival of Death itself.
There’s a reason why manual-only competitions have started popping up in recent years. Kudos to the Mustang driver for throwing down in a stick-shift, but he’s not quite fast enough to keep up with an 8-speed automatic.