Race Mustang vs Drift Mustang: Which is Faster?



by John Coyle

Here's something I haven't seen before. Two Mustangs, one set up for drifting, the other tuned for the track, lapping a circuit at the same time. Both feature champion drivers-Formula D ace Vaughn Gittin Jr and 3-Time NASA National Champion Chris Cobetto, respectively-behind the wheel, so the friendly face-off should highlight the car's strengths. Without wanting to give too much away, this battle didn't turn out exactly the way I thought it would.

Erik Echeverria (Thu, 30 Aug 2012 22:24:30 -0700): Motorsports
William Browning (Tue, 11 Sep 2012 13:59:17 -0700): You can't race against a drift car when he gets a hole-shot then takes up the whole road, but once the "grip" car got around he was gone. If you timed their laps individually it wouldn't be close, the drifter wastes time and rubber showing off.
Daniel Reardon (Wed, 12 Sep 2012 06:28:46 -0700): The drift car was 400 lbs lighter with more HP.


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