Mustang Stomps Demon During Failed Launch
Mustang gets a great start while the Challenger driver struggles with to get off the line.
The video above comes to us from the 728 Autos YouTube channel and it features an S197 Ford Mustang GT destroying a 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon. Well, to be exact, the Ford won so effortlessly because the Demon driver didn’t leave the starting line when the green lights dropped, so while the Mustang did demolish the Dodge, it might have been a bit more interesting if both cars had left on green.
Eyeing Up the Competitors
The video begins like many YouTube clips, with a few minutes of pointless banter with the drivers, one of which is the gentleman who runs the Demonology YouTube channel.
The other vehicle is a black S197 Mustang GT, but we don’t get any details on that car or the driver. We know that it has drag radials and a manual transmission and we know that it is loud, but that is all that we know for sure. This murdered-out pony car could be capable of beating a new Dodge Demon when both cars do leave the line at the same time, but on this night, the Ford was the only vehicle up to the task.
Problems in the Burnout Box
After both cars clean off and heat up their tires, the narrator begins to talk about how the Demon driver didn’t have enough water in his burnout box, so he wasn’t able to do a proper burnout. As a result, his tires weren’t hot enough and he wasn’t able to launch. Some people in the video’s comment section are insisting that he incorrectly used the transbrake and based on what we have seen in videos of incorrect transbrake usage, that certainly appears to be what happened.
When the green lights dropped, the Mustang ripped away from the line while the Demon just casually coasted a few inches from the starting point. In the comments, people are insisting that “Demonology” does not use the transbrake and that this bad start was due to the problematic burnout box, but more realistically, it looks like the driver failed to correctly use one of the high tech launch features of the new Dodge Demon.
In any case, the Ford Mustang GT got away from the line in a hurry, laying down a solid run while the Demon owner worked on getting the car headed down track.
Crank up your speakers and enjoy!