2015 Mustang GT 5.0 Takes a Beating from Tuned Mk7 Golf GTI

After finding out that the stock 2015 Golf GTI is a freak of nature with well above the claimed horsepower output, we delved a little deeper and found something even better, a David versus Goliath story that you thing you might love… to hate.
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A Youtube with handle HumbleMk7 challenged a stock 2015 Ford Mustang GT with a stock 5.0 V8 to a drag race. His Golf GTI has been tuned and features a new intake, downpipes and Stage 2 tuning. We don't know exactly how much power that translates to, but it should be somewhere around 300 hp.

Ford really has put its best foot forwards with the new Mustang, which has independent rear suspension. But the 435 horsepower Coyote has to push around at least 3,705 lbs, which is like carrying around 3 extra-large men with you compare to the Golf GTI.

We can already see the Ford guys saying that this is still a front wheel drive box or that at the end of the day, the guy with the Mustang can get more girls. It's not about attraction guys, it's about winning races!

But hold on to your wild horses, because HumbleMK7 challenged a whole bunch of other cars, including the typical array of all-wheel drive Audis, 6-cylinder BMWs and Cvic. Fun times!

And even if you don't plan on sticking the OBD into your Golf GTI, it's probably still a very fast car. The guys at FSwerks, who recently dynoed a stock GTI at 263 hp, say that it's actually faster than the Ford Focus ST. Looks like it's a 2-0 victory for the Germans today.

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About the author: Mihnea Radu
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Mihnea's favorite cars have already been built, the so-called modern classics from the '80s and '90s. He also loves local car culture from all over the world, so don't be surprised to see him getting excited about weird Japanese imports, low-rider VWs out of Germany, replicas from Russia or LS swaps down in Florida.
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