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Roush Mustang Takes On 2019 Camaro SS In Drag Race Action

Camaro vs Mustang

This Roush-tuned Mustang takes on a Chevrolet Camaro SS in drag race action.

Roush makes themselves a mean Mustang, and according to the video description, this particular model is a Stage 2 upgrade. Roush always starts with a Mustang GT, which means a 5.0-L Coyote V8 with 460 horsepower and 420 lb-ft of torque. That’s always a great place to start, considering the stock GT also has a zero to sixty time of just 4 seconds.

Then Roush adds their own personal flavor to the Mustang. A set of Roush-made wheels wrapped in new Continental tires are the most obvious upgrades, as are the various Roush graphics, the new grille, hood, and rear spoiler. Next are some suspension upgrades with adjustable coilovers, as well as a brand new active exhaust system.

Throw it all together and you’ve got a Mustang that’s far better now than when it started.

On the other end of the track is the Chevrolet Camaro SS, a 6.2-L V8-equipped muscle car with 455 horsepower and 455 lb-ft of torque. Although not tuned by Roush, it appears that this Camaro has also been given some love as it's got a new hood, rear windshield, spoiler, and exhaust. Zero to sixty is comparable to the Mustang, although historically the Camaro usually falls short in the quarter-mile.

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This race once again takes place in Las Vegas where it was apparently a very hot night (around 40 degrees C, or 104 degrees F), so don’t expect any spectacular times from either vehicle. This is just to see which driver is the fastest.

And as it turns out, it’s the Mustang. By quite a bit, actually.

The Roush pony car seems to have some trouble getting traction early on and lets the Camaro get the jump off the line, but then the Mustang pulls ahead and never looks back. By the time the finish line arrives, the Camaro is long forgotten.

The final time for the Mustang was 12.12 seconds at 127 mph, while the Camaro finished in 13.43 seconds at 109.2 mph. Maybe something went wrong for the Camaro as that is exceptionally slow for such a powerful car.

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