YouTube channel 7zerex is packed with racing content, and it's all about gas guzzlers. However, the Tesla Model 3 made its way onto the channel by racing a Ford Mustang Shelby GT500, the quickest production pony ever built.
Editor's Note: It has been brought to our attention that the Mustang GT500 may not be the newest, quickest version. In addition, the Model 3 may or may not be a Performance version. Unfortunately, we have no official information about the cars. As you can see, the GT500 has wide rear slick tires and appears to be modified. Aside from that, we're mostly in the dark here. We apologize for identifying it incorrectly. We were just going by what the video said.
Regardless, it doesn't change the result here. It's still a crazy fast Mustang that gives the Model 3 a run for its money. We're looking very forward to the Mustang Mach-E. In addition, we'd love to see a Model S Performace race the new Mustang Shelby GT500.
The latest Mustang GT500 is powered by a supercharged V8 engine that's mated to a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. It cranks out 760 horsepower and 625 pound-feet of torque. It also features high-performance tires and a race-inspired chassis and suspension. The GT500 carries a starting price of about $74,000. It'll rocket you from zero to 60 mph in 3.3 seconds and tackle a quarter-mile run in under 11 seconds.
Based on the numbers on paper, these two cars seem very evenly matched, aside from the Mustang's 180 mph top speed to the Tesla's 162 mph. However, regardless of what's on paper, the results are unpredictable. There are many factors at work here, including but not limited to tires, track conditions, outside temperature, and the driver.
Check out the short video to see which car wins. You may be surprised by the results. Once you've watched, scroll down and leave us a comment.