In the classic battle to determine superiority between the bowtie or the blue oval, the action will occasionally spill over into the streets (of Mexico). As you can see, this video painstakingly (multiple GoPro angles, etc.) documents one such occasion.
The Chevy part of this contest is the much lauded Corvette. Already one of the most feared street machines (in factory trim), the co-star of this clip has undergone severe modification. It is equipped with a 402 cubic-inch LS3 engine augmented with an ECS supercharger. The owner estimates horsepower in the 850 range.
The Mustang GT is a force with which to be reckoned as well. It rolls out with a 5.0-liter engine, which is also supercharged. The owner of the pony car is much less forthcoming with performance particulars; opting to let his car do the talking on the street.
When these two titans line up and give it the gas, it sounds like all the air is being sucked out of the atmosphere – I think maybe I got light-headed. The roll racing action is so unbelievably tight that you can’t tell which handle opens what door. Kudos to the Mustang for keeping it ultra-tight -despite having distinct aerodynamic and handling disadvantages.
You need to check this one out – if you like roll racing – it’s awesome!