Ford Mustang GT500 vs. BMW M8 vs. Volvo Polestar 1 – Quarter Mile Dig and Roll

December 23rd, 2020

This video production brings us into the world of elite sports coupes. These three extraordinary examples of performance innovation have been gathered on a closed course to compete in drag and roll racing. The American entry makes the most horsepower while the German car claims the superior 0 to 60 time. The Swedish coupe makes the most torque. So, which of these bone stock entries will prove superior when the rubber meets the road? Shall we find out?

The rear-wheel drive Ford Mustang GT500 is equipped with a supercharged 5.2-liter V8 engine and a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. It is capable of producing 760hp and 625 lb.-ft. of torque. Ford claims that the GT500 can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in just 3.3-seconds. The car weighs in at 4,225-pounds and has a sticker price of $81,890 (U.S.).

As the flagship of the BMW brand, the M8 Competition is the epitome of luxury and performance. Under the hood is a twin turbocharged 4.4-liter V8 that can generate 617hp and 553 lb.-ft. of torque. A sophisticated launch control system and all-wheel drivetrain permit the BMW to accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 3.0-seconds. The BMW M8 tips the scale at 4,480-pounds and costs approximately $175,745.

Made by Volvo, the Polestar 1 comes in with a price tag of $155,000. It is powered by a supercharged and turbocharged (that is correct) 2.0-liter I4 and a pair of lithium-ion powered electric motors. This combination can churn out 610hp and 738 lb.-ft. of torque It is all-wheel drive and weighs 5,570-pounds. The Polestar 1 takes approximately 4-seconds to accelerate from 0 to 60 mph.

The GT500 and the Polestar 1 get lined up as one driver reveals that his ride has a feature known as “Drag Mode”. Hmm. Wonder how that works? Buckle up and hold on to your hat. This is about to get crazy.

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