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The Fastest Factory Mustang Ever Gets A Lesson In Speed

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The current generation Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 is undoubtedly the most hardcore factory built muscle cars ever. Thanks to its 760 horsepower 5.2L supercharged V8 engine and 7-speed DCT, it’s also quite quick. Ford says that it’ll do 0-60 in 3.3 seconds before continuing to run a ¼ in just 10.7 seconds. No other Mustang you can buy from your local dealership has ever been able to do something like that. But how does the S550 Shelby GT500 stack up against the Hoonicorn – one of the greatest custom Mustangs ever built? Thanks to Hoonigan and Ken Block, we now have an answer.

We are of course talking about the all-mighty Hoonicon, Ken Block’s highly modified 1965 Ford Mustang drift machine. And while this thing may be known best for its sideways shenanigans, Hoonigan has started lining the Hoonicorn up on the drag strip against some of the quickest cars out there. Considering this car packs a 1,400 horsepower twin-turbo Roush Yates V8, a Sadev sequential gearbox and all-wheel drive, it’s not too surprising to learn nothing has been able to beat it yet.

In order to give the S550 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 the best chance at taking down the Hoonicorn, Ford sent over NASCAR wheelman Chase Briscoe to represent the Blue Oval on track. That said, Briscoe was tasked with winning a losing battle. The Hoonicorn weighs over 1,000 pounds less than the GT500, and has nearly double the power. Add in the fact that it also rocks a stout all-wheel drive system and the results basically write themselves. From a dig, the Hoonicorn puts half a track length on the GT500 with ease.

The team at Hoonigan quickly devised a plan to handicap the Hoonicron in order to see if the Shebly could pull out a single win. They settled on letting Shelby start from a 50 mph roll, whereas Block would start the race from a dig. The end result this time did indeed favor the GT500, though not by very much at all. After the team noticed how quick the GT500 was on the top end, they decided to have both cars start from a roll. While the Hoonicorn managed to win this race as well, the Shelby remained shockingly close behind. Quite an impressive feat for a car you can just go buy at your local Ford dealer. Which of these crazy Ford Mustang pony cars would you rather have in your garage? Let us know down below.

2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 Review
Photo copyright Matheus Pach, Muscle Cars & Trucks.

Written by Lucas Bell

Lucas holds a journalism degree from Wayne State University, and is a Automotive Press Association scholarship recipient. While an American muscle fan through and through, he once wrote a fascinating comparison review about eScooters.

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