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Watch A Dodge Demon Race A Super Cobra Jet

Two drag race titans face off when a Dodge Demon races a 2016 Mustang Super Cobra Jet in this YouTube video.

We have Demonology to thank for this quick race between two giants of drag racers: the infamous Dodge Demon versus the Mustang Super Cobra Jet.

For those not in the know, the Super Cobra Jet is a specific one-off version of the Mustang built specifically for drag racing. And we know that everyone builds a muscle car with drag racing in mind, but Ford Performance actually took a Mustang and made it ONLY for drag racing. It’s not road legal, and even if you could put it on the road, you really wouldn’t want to.

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To start, it’s got a 5.0-L V8 engine with a 2.9-L Whipple supercharger that combine to produce something around 1,000 horsepower. That would make things a little tricky to control, but even worse would be the fact that it has a race-tuned automatic transmission that only has one mode: fast.

It also only has three gears, meaning there’s no way to gently move into an intersection at a stoplight. You can only burn rubber and pop a wheelie while stunned pedestrians look on in abject horror.

The upside to all this power is that the Cobra Jet can achieve something that even the Demon can’t: 8-second quarter-mile times.

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Meanwhile, the Demon is just as we left it: a 6.2-L supercharged HEMI V8 that produces 840 horses if you feed it the good stuff. Zero to sixty is just 2.3 and a quarter-mile takes 9.65 seconds if the stars all align. Crucially, the Demon has an 8-speed automatic transmission that makes driving it on the road not only possible but less likely to result in a fatality.

The Mustang also saves something close to 500 lbs over the Demon, so this race is already expected to be a bit of a blowout.

And it is. It looks like these two have a 1/8th-mile race rather than a true quarter-mile, since the Mustang did it in 5.56 seconds at 124.44 mph, while the Demon did it in 6.59 seconds at 123.54 mph. Both cars had a great start, but the Cobra Jet performed its signature wheelie off the line to let you know it means business.

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But don’t feel too bad for the Demon. At least it can be driven home.

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