Ford Mustang GT vs Holden SS V Redline drag race

When we were offered the exclusive chance to be the first outlet in Australia to run performance numbers on the new Ford Mustang, we obviously jumped at it. 

But to go one better, we lined up Holden's SS V Redline for a good old fashioned quarter mile drag race, to see if Ford's vaunted new Pony Car can go toe-to-toe with the General's hottest local offering.

David Roscio from Adelaide-based outfit StreetFighter very kindly donated his left-hand drive US-spec Ford Mustang GT V8 to the cause and allowed us to thrash it up and down the Heathcote strip for an afternoon.

Of course, straight-line ability is just one piece of the puzzle, and you'll be able to read a full comparison test between the Mustang GT and the SS V Redline in the September issue of MOTOR, on-sale August 6.

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DISCUSSION

8 Comments
  • @Randomness Since when does a redline cost 70k?
  • And um... the Mustang has an Australian approved exhaust system and comes under the legal noise db limit? I like loud but I doubt it would be street legal.
  • @Philippe Why? As it is the SSV Redline costs nearly 10k more, never mind what you want it put up against.
  • @Philippe Mustang GT 435HP or 325KW http://www.ford.ca/cars/mustang/specifications/
  • No joke. Mustang 325 KW, SSV 260 KW what a comparison! How about you get a R8 340KW or a Clubsport 325KW from HoldenSV and you redo your stupid test?
  • No joke. Mustang 425 KW, SSV 360 KW what a comparison! How about you get a R8 340KW or a Clubsport 325KW from HoldenSV and you redo your stupid test?
  • Thanks for doing a burnout with street tires past the start line. Well done
  • was it a stock mustang