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This Infiniti Q60S Showed The Ford Mustang HPP That It Shouldn’t Be Taken Lightly

The Infiniti Q60S did pretty well on the strip to pin the jinxed Ford Mustang in drag races

Sam conducted another drag race, this time involving the Ford Mustang and the Infiniti Q60S, and uploaded the video on his YouTube channel, ‘Sam CarLegion’. This is an interesting mix because it involved a V-6 taking on a four-pot mill that churns out more power. However, the V-6-powered car comes with an all-wheel-drive system, unlike its rival that drives only the rear wheels. To make it even more interesting, they both weigh pretty much the same. Which car do you have your bets on?

This Is How Much Power They Make

This Infiniti Q60S Showed The Ford Mustang HPP That It Shouldn't Be Taken Lightly
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The Infiniti Q60S comes with a 3.0-liter, twin-turbo V-6 engine that generates 300 horses and 295 pound-feet of torque. A seven-speed automatic gearbox powers all four wheels
The Infiniti Q60S is powered by a 3.0-liter, twin-turbo V-6 engine that makes 300 horses and 295 pound-feet of torque.

Power is channeled to all four wheels via a seven-speed automatic gearbox.

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The Ford Mustang HPP comes with a smaller but more powerful 2.3-liter, turbocharged four-cylinder engine that puts out 330 horses and 350 pound-feet of oomph.

A 10-speed automatic gearbox powers the rear wheels here.

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The Mustang tips the scales at 3,932 pounds, whereas the Q60S weighs 3,915 pounds despite the V-6 and an all-wheel-drive system

The Mustang weighs 3,932 pounds, whereas the Q60S tips the scales at 3,915 pounds. It is 17 pounds lighter despite the V-6 and an all-wheel-drive system. But, thanks to the power disparity, the Mustang boasts of a much better power-to-weight ratio of 0.084 horsepower/pound versus the Q60S’ 0.077 horsepower/pound.

How Do The Cars Fare Against Each Other?

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Drag Race 1 of 2:
The cars had their Sport settings engaged and the traction control on. Although they started neck and neck, the Q60S managed to edge it and get a win

The first race started with both the cars in their respective sport settings and the traction control kept on. Both the cars started neck and neck and stayed that way for a few seconds off the line, but the Q60S then sped away and scored a win.

This Infiniti Q60S Showed The Ford Mustang HPP That It Shouldn't Be Taken Lightly
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For the second drag race, Sam switched to the Drag mode in the Mustang, whereas the Infiniti turned off the traction control to see if it would make any difference. As it turns out, the Mustang did worse than before and lost by a pretty big margin for a car that supposedly has a better power-to-weight ratio. All-wheel-drive system to the rescue!

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Roll Race 1 of 2:
They started from 31 mph with the cars in Sport mode, traction control off, and automatic mode for the gearbox. The Mustang flew past its rival and scored a convincing win

Next up was a rolling race from 31 mph (50 kph). The cars were in Sport mode, Traction Control off, and gearbox in automatic mode. At kickdown, the Mustang left the Infiniti in the dust and scored a comprehensive win. The latter was not even in its American rival’s frame.

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They raced again from 31 mph, but this time with the gearbox in manual mode. The Q60S was well ahead of the Mustang at kickdown, which may or may not have played a role in it scoring a win. But, that said, it was evident that the Japanese car did much better this time around. It would’ve been a rather close fight if they were beside each other at kickdown. Well, we’ll never know!

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Swipe up to watch the video and read about the race in detail

Watch the video below and let us know your thoughts in the comments section.

Sidd Dhimaan
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