[VIDEO] 2019 Corvette ZR1 Battles a Ford Mustang Shelby GT500


[VIDEO] 2019 Corvette ZR1 Battles a Ford Mustang Shelby GT500

What would happen if a 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 went up against a C7 Corvette ZR1?

Two examples of these supercar beasts recently got together to duke it out, though we’re sad to say they did it on a public highway instead of the much safer confines of a track.

Fortunately, no one, “animals” included, was hurt in the filming of this video, though we can’t emphasize enough how dangerous stunts like this are to the general public.

With that disclaimer in mind, we’re still happy to report that the seventh generation ZR1 remains the “King of the Hill” in these races.

Ford aficionados will be quick to point out that the S550 GT500 remained stock with 760 horsepower (along with a dual-clutch transmission and massive 16.5-inch two-piece rotors) while the ZR1, which comes standard with 755 horsepower, had been upgraded with a custom upper pulley and a race juice tune.

On the other hand, the Mustang had just the driver inside, while the automatic transmission-equipped Corvette had the additional weight of a passenger filming all the activity as well as the slowing downforce of its big wing.

You can catch all the action for yourself in this five-minute video, but if you’re short on time, skip to 1:05 for the 60 mph rolling start, 2:46 for the 50 mph start, and 3:57 and 4:37 for two more 60 mph starts. Be sure to turn the sound up, too, to get a good listen to the engines of both cars.

YouTube via AutoEvolution.com

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  1. WOW! That was cool. Looks like the pulley, race gas, and tune made the difference. I’m afraid stock against stock the Corvette might have a problem.

  2. Love Corvettes, the last run was the most even start I think. And what’s with this BS about public safety. Dangerous my ass, wide open road, daytime, this is what these cars are MADE FOR people!! Mustang is lighter I would imagine, and the extra passenger does make a difference, regardless the Vette just looks a hundred times better from all angles. Could do without the bs commentary about having fun on the street should be on a track and all that crap, stop it!!

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