American muscle cars are built for drag races, and in Edmunds’ U-Drag Race, the 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 faced off against the limited-edition 2023 Dodge Challenger Black Ghost. The U-Drag Race is named after its track design. Both cars start from a standstill and race a full quarter of a mile before reaching a braking zone. There, they turn around quickly and accelerate back to the starting line.
The limited-edition Dodge Challenger Black Ghost, with only 300 units produced, features a potent 6.2-liter V8 engine generating 807 horsepower and 707 pound-feet of torque. It transfers power to the rear wheels through an eight-speed automatic transmission. Weighing 4,476 pounds, the Black Ghost is an imposing machine.
On the other hand, the 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 is equipped with a slightly smaller 5.2-liter V8 engine producing 760 horsepower and 625 pound-feet of torque. Its power is sent to the rear wheels via a seven-speed automatic transmission. Weighing 4,168 pounds, the GT500 is lighter than the Challenger Black Ghost.
Go ahead and watch the video to see who came out as the victor between these two iconic American muscle cars.