The ‘Stang in question is a Fox Body powered by a twin-turbo V8. The action took place on the Wilkesboro Dragstrip in North Carolina and, as we said, the Ford driver was prepared to risk everything in his quest to beat the Tesla.
When it came down to dialing down the engine setup due to the risk of blowing the engine, the guy didn’t want to hear about it. Despite the engine sounding like it was running lean, the driver ignored the exhaust popping and kept mashing the throttle.
The details of the raceThe two machines battled it out using 1/8-mile runs and we have to remind you that while the Mustang relied on its fat drag radials, the Tesla has the all-wheel-drive advantage, a key asset when it comes to drag racing on such a short distance.
Thankfully, the Ford Mustang didn’t blow its motor. And while we usually don’t like throwing massive spoilers at you, we have to mention the Fox Body managed to show the Tesla its rear end in the racing process.
In fact, the driver managed to get the engine tweaked later in the day and even pulled a 6.31s run at 114mph. For all you wondering how this would translate into a quarter mile time, you should know this is a Mustang that, in theory, can run high 9s passes.