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