The 2024 Ford Mustang GT Takes On A Volkswagen And Mercedes In A Drag Race

At $46,000 the Mustang  with its 5.0-liter V8 generating 486 horsepower—nearly 500 horsepower—it’s quite a deal. But how does it perform against cars that are on the same price range like the Volkswagen Golf R and Mercedes-AMG C43? That’s what we are about to find out as the folks from The Fast Lane Car decided to compare and drag race these cars to see which one is faster!

The first challenger was the Volkswagen Golf R. Also priced at $46,000, the Volkswagen, with its 2.0-liter turbo 4-cylinder and all-wheel drive, is down 171 horsepower but benefits from turbocharging and lighter weight, making it a contender. During the race, the Mustang’s automatic launch makes it faster right off the line as it leaves the Volkswagen behind.

Next up was the the Mercedes-AMG C43, priced higher at $72,600 but packing a punch with 402 horsepower from its hybrid turbocharged engine and all-wheel drive. In the final showdown, the Mustang’s raw power propels it ahead, leaving the Mercedes trailing behind.

You can checkout the video yourself to see the unmatched straight-line performance of a 2024 Ford Mustang  GT!