We’ve seen the 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 on the track in a lot of videos recently. We’ve seen it come within fractions of a second of the lap time that a Porsche 911 GT3 RS put down driven by a professional racer. We’ve also seen the 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 decimate a Challenger Hellcat Redeye in the quarter-mile.
The same GT500 that we saw square off against that Hellcat is back, and this time we are getting a little Ford vs Ferrari action as we saw back in the ’60s at Le Mans. The GT500 is facing off in a drag race, on an unprepared surface, against a Ferrari 812 Superfast. As the name of the Ferrari implies, the car is FAST and the sound it makes is music to a car lovers’ ears.
You can watch the drag race for yourself in the video above, and we can say that the GT500 never had a chance. The Ferrari was off the line faster and was ahead the entire time pulling away from the GT500 as if the beast doesn’t have a supercharged V8 under the hood. We will say that it appears the GT500 was a bit slow off the line.
The Ferrari should have won the race, it has more horsepower at 789 and more torque at 530 pound-feet. Ferrari rates the car for a top speed of 211 mph and a 0-62 mph time of 2.9 seconds. After watching the GT500 beat up on most of the other cars it has raced against, we guess it was time for it to get beat. The Ferrari put down a quarter-mile time of 10.5 seconds at 138 mph to the Mustang’s 11.4 seconds at 132 mph run. We aren’t sure of the elevation the two cars raced at, but it’s worth noting that we have seen stock GT500s run 10s.