A few days ago, we shared a video from Hoonigan YouTube channel where the 1,400 hp Hoonicorn 1965 Mustang took on today’s most potent production Mustang, the Mustang Shelby GT500. Despite having 760 hp, it was really no match for the mighty Hoonicorn, with nearly double the power, less weight and all wheel drive. But that race was part of an ongoing series on the Hoonigan channel, Hoonicorn vs The World, where the team is continually putting cars against the Hoonicorn to see if anything car beat it. If the GT500 couldn’t beat it, there’s only one other production car in the FoMoCo lineup that stands a chance: the Ford GT Carbon Edition.
The video puts a Ford GT Carbon Edition against the Hoonicorn. The GT stacks up very similarly in the weight category, with the GT coming in at 3,000 lbs and the Hoonicorn weighing just two pounds less. In other categories, however, the GT falls short. It produces 647 hp to the Hoonicorn’s 1400, and has significantly less traction off the line than the Hoonicorn with its four wheel drive system. The Carbon Edition brings carbon fiber wheels, splitter, diffuser and an exposed carbon stripe. As cool as it is, the Carbon Edition has negligible performance gains, just like this example’s Borla exhaust. Still, enjoy the video below to see which Ford wins.
Sure enough, the Ford GT was no match for the Hoonicorn. They raced the pair from a standstill, and the GT looked like it was, well, standing still. The four wheel drive launch of the Hoonicorn is rather unbeatable. Next, they gave the GT more of a chance by giving it a rolling race, and it was closer, but the Hoonicorn still won. They ended up giving the GT a rolling head start at 40 mph, and this produced a nail biting race with a very close finish. But even here, the Hoonicorn Mustang just edged out the win.
Despite being one of the most special supercars ever built, with trick aerodynamics, a lightweight carbon fiber construction and racing pedigree none of its competition come close to, the Ford GT is no match for the Hoonicorn. Just like the Mustang Shelby GT500 though, the GT was asked to win a battle it simply couldn’t, so these results aren’t all too surprising.