McLaren 570S Drag Races Twin-Turbo Ford Mustang GT, Can't Find Traction

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Have you ever wondered what would happen is a Ford Mustang GT would decide to fully unleash the potential of its Coyote motor? Well, for one thing, such a process could involve a pair of turbos and drag racing supercars - this is exactly what we're here to show you, with the target of the 'Stang being a McLaren 570S.
Now, whenever such a battle arises, the first thought thing that comes to mind is that the drivers should take things to the drag strip, thus keeping it safe and benefitting from the prepped surface of the track. Well, things aren't always that simple, as these twin-turbo V8 rivals demonstrate.

The battle we have here might seem a bit familiar and that's because the Macca and the Blue Oval machine have fought before. We talked about it earlier this month, with the two having engaged in street racing, where the usual rolling start was used.

The drivers have since decided to hit the track together and the result awaits you at the 4:30 point of the video below. The Mustang and the 570S duked it out at the South Mountain Raceway in Pennsylvania, engaging in multiple 1/8-mile battles.

However, traction wasn't exactly easy to find, with the YouTuber behind the wheel of the supercar being particularly surprised by this (we're also talking about his other drag races, not just the ones against the boosted Mustang). Even so, the British mid-engined toy managed to deliver a 6.72s run at 109 mph.

It's worth noting that both machines had been taken down the aftermarket path. We'll start with the TT 3.8-liter V8 of the McLaren, which has received a custom exhaust and tune and now delivers around 600 hp at the wheels.

As for the pony, its also-twin-turbo 5.0-liter V8 now allows the driver to play with around 850 horses at the rear wheels (that would be around 1,000 hp at the crank).

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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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