Most people would expect a 662-horsepower Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 to smoke a 455-horsepower C7 Corvette Stingray in a drag race, especially when the Shelby is a manual and the Chevy is an automatic.
Take a look at the video below, however, and you’ll see the slushboxed ‘Vette is actually competitive.
Was the Stingray somewhat lucky in this drag race? We’ll say yes. It appears the Corvette was having a really good run, while the GT500 was having a mediocre one.
So now you know that if you encounter a Shelby GT500 at the stoplights, you won’t be embarrassed, but chances are you will be beaten.