Here we see a rotating cast of Mustangs, a Chevy Camaro, and a Nissan GT-R battle it out for drag strip supremacy.
It's muscle against Japanese engineering in this series of drag races, but we'll start with a pair of muscle cars. We're told this is a Mustang GT taking on a Chevy Camaro ZL1 in Las Vegas, which means the Camaro has a serious advantage.
The Camaro ZL1 comes with a 6.2-L supercharged V8 with 650 horsepower and 650 lb-ft of torque. That's a helluva lot more than the Mustang's 460 hp from its naturally-aspirated 5.0-L Coyote V8, and also way more torque. Zero to sixty takes a full half-second longer on the Mustang than it does the ZL1, and the Camaro has a top speed that's 43 mph greater than the 'Stang.
On paper, the Mustang doesn't stand a chance. But as always, a race ain't over till its over, and anything can happen.
In this case, the thing that happens is the Camaro spins its tires for a food 4 seconds without actually going anywhere, allowing the Mustang to gain an insurmountable lead. We're not even going to bother with the times because the Camaro's was simply so abysmal as to really not matter.
Next we have that same Camaro taking on the Nissan GT-R. This time the GT-R has a bit more power, although it's still roughly 90 horses fewer than the Camaro. That said, the GT-R has all-wheel-drive and a very quick zero to sixty time and similar top speed. It also has a dual-clutch transmission allowing it to shift gears faster and smoother than the ZL1.
But again, it doesn’t matter because the Camaro spends most of the race doing a burnout off the line while the GT-R actually accelerates to victory.
Finally, a pair of Mustangs round out the night’s festivities. One has a custom hood that seems to be hiding something, while the other is a newer-model GT with a carbon fiber hood. To find out who wins, you’ll have to click the video above.