First-gen Mustang Gobbles Up Modern Demon in Canada
Small eight-second pony shows no fear against a pair of Hemi-backed ‘Cudas and Demons on the quarter-mile.
Mustangs and drag racing have been a classic pairing since the first ponies rolled up the line in the mid-Sixties, establishing quarter-mile dominance everywhere they went to compete.
But can a first-gen pony hold up against a few younger machines? YouTube channel Wheels witnessed such a happening at Mission Park Raceway in Mission, British Columbia, when a ’65 Mustang went toe-to-toe against a pair of Hemi-powered Mopars.
First up is the Mustang versus a green ’70 Plymouth ‘Cuda with a 383 under the hood. After their burnouts, the pairing line up before the light for a clean start. Alas, while the blue pony was faster than the green fish at 145.86 mph vs. 144.97 mph, the ‘Cuda did get the win, crossing the line at 9.39 seconds, a full .30 seconds ahead.
Later that day, the blue Mustang takes the same lane as before, with the right lane occupied by a much-younger competitor, a 2018 Dodge Demon. This could go wrong.
And wrong it did go. For the Demon. As soon as the green light popped, so did the pony. The Demon, meanwhile, failed to get the jump on the pony, playing catch-up all the way down the track.
The blue Mustang with black flames crosses the line in 8.86 seconds at 152.15 mph, while the hapless Demon only managed 10.80 seconds at 129.53 mph. Once again, the pony asserts its dominance over all challengers.