How does the new Pony car hold up?
In a thrilling display of raw power and agility, the 2024 Ford Mustang Dark Horse recently stole the spotlight, showcasing its prowess against two formidable opponents – the Ford F-150 Raptor R and the C8 Chevy Corvette Z06. Orchestrated by popular YouTuber StangMode, this impromptu drag race on an airstrip brought together a diverse trio of high-performance vehicles, each with its own set of strengths.
StangMode, a connoisseur of all things fast and Ford, recently expanded his collection with the addition of the 'Papa Smurf' S650 Mustang GT and its more menacing counterpart, the Dark Horse. The latter, known for its sleek design and potent horsepower, faced off against the Raptor R, equipped with a 5.2-liter supercharged V8 engine from the S550 Mustang Shelby GT500, and the beautifully crafted C8 Chevy Corvette Z06 with its 670-horsepower FPC V8.
In the initial matchup against the Raptor R, which boasts 700 horsepower, the Mustang Dark Horse initially trailed behind. Yet, in an impressive comeback, the Dark Horse surged ahead, clinching an unexpected win. The victory was further solidified in a roll race, where the Mustang's lighter frame gave it a clear advantage.
The Corvette Z06, a symbol of modern supercar design, was the next contender. Despite its significant power edge, the Corvette was outperformed by the Dark Horse, which once again emerged as the victor. However, in a twist of events during the roll race, the Corvette demonstrated its prowess, living up to its supercar status.
These amateur races, while lacking formal timing mechanisms, offered a captivating glimpse into the capabilities of the Mustang Dark Horse. The event underscored the Dark Horse's remarkable ability to hold its ground against more powerful vehicles, marking a new chapter in the Mustang's legacy as a sportier and more formidable contender in the world of high-performance automobiles.