EcoBoost Mustang Destroys Shelby GT500 in Quarter-mile Race!
Modified four-banger Stang pulls hard and blasts to the end of the drag strip at 114 miles an hour.
There are several factors in play at a drag strip at any given moment. Things such as wind speed and ambient temperature can affect a car’s time. Then there are the three main components: the car, its engine, and its driver. They all depend on each other. A good driver is nothing without a fast car, which is only as quick as the reactions of the person behind the wheel. In this video, it’s clear that the Ford Mustang EcoBoost and its driver all well matched to each other. We’ve already seen evidence of a V6 pony beating a S550 GT, so this video is next level stuff!
The Competition Orange 2016 Mustang EcoBoost belongs to Zack Allport, the man behind the Youtube channel Watch My Eco. The turbocharged 2.3-liter four-cylinder engine started life with 310 horsepower and 320 lb-ft of torque. In the years since the ‘Stang rolled out of the factory, Allport has modified it inside and outside. Its aggressive front splitter, exposed intercooler, and smoked headlights give it a sinister look.
Allport’s been busy under the hood, too. According to the comments section of the video above, his car is getting roughly 370 horsepower at the rear wheels. Assuming a 15-percent parasitic drivetrain loss, that means his EcoBoost Mustang has 435 horsepower at the crank, the same as a 2014-2017 Mustang GT.
So Allport’s car has power. That’s good because he takes on a GT500 at a drag strip. What about Allport himself? Does he have the nerve and reflexes to outdrive the person in the Shelby?
It seems like a no-brainer, of course. How could an EcoBoost ever hold a candle to a Shelby? Well, if you watch the race, you may think Allport jumped the gun and that the GT500 driver fell asleep waiting for the green light. However, a look at Allport’s time slip reveals he reacted in 0.001 seconds. That combined with his car’s substantial output enabled him to run an 11.7-second quarter mile at 114 mph.
The EcoBoost model may be the entry level of the Mustang hierarchy, but Allport makes it clear just how much higher you can go from there.