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2019 Corvette ZR1 Drag Races Procharged Mustang GT, Humiliation Happens

Things get hot over in Texas this time of the year and we're not just talking about the weather. The Lone Star State streets are just as hot at night as they are during the day and it all has to do with street racing. We've now brought along a sample of the action, one that involves plenty of white-knuckle details.
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2019 Corvette ZR1 Drag Races Procharged Mustang GT2019 Corvette ZR1 Drag Races Procharged Mustang GT2019 Corvette ZR1 Drag Races Procharged Mustang GT
To start with, the piece of footage documenting the adventure involves the kind of machines that many drivers would be afraid to take out on the road, let alone race.

For instance, we're talking about a previous-generation Ford Mustang GT whose live rear axle now has to cope with 1,500 horses, following a twin-turbo job.

Then again, the race that brought us here involves a tamer 'Stang, if we might call an forced induction-gifted S550 GT so. To be more precise, the five-oh heart of the Blue Oval toy has been gifted with a Procharger (this is basically a belt-driven turbo).

As with the rest of the races included in the clip, the action takes out at tremendous speeds, with the racers sometimes "sandwiching" unsuspecting drivers.

Oh, and the clip also includes a near-crash, one that takes place at terrifying speed, with the two cars involved sitting just inches apart.

Now, since we talked about the 2019 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1, we'll remind you that the slab of GM recently took part in a much more important drag race. We're referring to the first (Internet-documented) race against the 2018 Ford GT.

Fortunately, the two duked it out at the drag strip, keeping things on the safe side. Nevertheless, the battle was a rather unconventional one, since they supercars went for a rolling start. To be more precise, the quarter-mile adventure that saw them being thrown at each other kicked things off at 40 mph.

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About the author: Andrei Tutu
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In his quest to bring you the most impressive automotive creations, Andrei relies on learning as a superpower. There's quite a bit of room in the garage that is this aficionado's heart, so factory-condition classics and widebody contraptions with turbos poking through the hood can peacefully coexist.
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