Drag Race: Can The Mustang GT Convertible Take On The GT Supra? - gallery

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  • Drag Race: Can The Mustang GT Convertible Take On The GT Supra? - gallery
  • Drag Race: Can The Mustang GT Convertible Take On The GT Supra? - gallery
  • Drag Race: Can The Mustang GT Convertible Take On The GT Supra? - gallery
    Two of the most popular performance cars go head to head
    A drag race between horsepower and lightweight
  • Drag Race: Can The Mustang GT Convertible Take On The GT Supra? - gallery
    The GR Supra is quite capable out the box
    382 hp, 368 lb/ft and a quick-shifting 8-speed automatic are among the highlights
  • Drag Race: Can The Mustang GT Convertible Take On The GT Supra? - gallery
    The Ford Mustang GT has the power advantage
    The mighty 5.0-liter Coyote V-8 has 80 hp and 52 lb/ft more than the Supra
  • Drag Race: Can The Mustang GT Convertible Take On The GT Supra? - gallery
    But the Mustang is also quite heavy
    Can the V-8 make up for those 1,150 extra lbs?
  • Drag Race: Can The Mustang GT Convertible Take On The GT Supra? - gallery
    Both cars are rear-wheel drive
    So it might come down to the gear ratios - the Mustang has 2 more gears
  • Drag Race: Can The Mustang GT Convertible Take On The GT Supra? - gallery
    That said, the ZF 8-speed is something else
    It's as quick as it can be for a non-DCT unit, thus allowing the Supra to win almost every time
  • Drag Race: Can The Mustang GT Convertible Take On The GT Supra? - gallery
    However, in Sport mode, the Mustang's 10-speed auto wakes up
    But it's not enough to secure a win
  • Drag Race: Can The Mustang GT Convertible Take On The GT Supra? - gallery
    GR Supra wins 4 out of 5 races
    On one of the rolling races, the Mustang barely manages to score a win against the much lighter Supra
  • Drag Race: Can The Mustang GT Convertible Take On The GT Supra? - gallery
    Fun over function?
    In addition to adding lots of weight, the Mustang's soft convertible top also adds drag
  • Drag Race: Can The Mustang GT Convertible Take On The GT Supra? - gallery
    The Mustang may have won on a longer distnce
    On every race, the Mustang GT manages to stop "the bleeding", but a 1/4-mile just wasn't enough
  • Drag Race: Can The Mustang GT Convertible Take On The GT Supra? - gallery
    That said, this was a 1/4-mile drag race
    And, here, how well you put the power down is more important than how much you have
  • Drag Race: Can The Mustang GT Convertible Take On The GT Supra? - gallery
    That said, the Mustang's redeeming quality is the much lower price
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