Ford Focus RS and Ford Mustang GT are probably the two sporting the most eye-catching within the brand of the oval. are Not direct competitors, since one is a compact, sporty and the other a muscle car. It seems, however, that have been considered interesting face them in a drag race. The goal will not be to make a comparison, but simple curiosity to see who is the fastest.
On a side of the ring with the eye-catching Blue Nitro and engine 2.3 EcoBoost, a four-cylinder turbo, is the Focus RS. On the other side with the double-cylinder under its hood is the Mustang GT, equipped with a V8 of 5.0 liters. With such a difference in the front we also find a large jump between their powers. The compact reached 350 HP and 440 Nm, a figure far below the 418 CV the Mustang.
About the role we did not find many differences. The Ford Focus RS accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 4,7 seconds, while the Ford Mustang GT does it in 4.8 seconds. This is due to the compact all-wheel drive series and a system as useful as the Launch Control, while the muscle car carries rear-wheel drive. It will also affect the difference of weights so that they are so evenly matched in acceleration.
But let’s move on to the practice, in the video are the results of. In the first few meters of the Launch Control and the traction they give a slight advantage to the Ford Focus RS. With the passage of the meters, the Mustang GT is going up ground and the end is more in a hurry than expected. Both the Focus RS as the Mustang GT travel the quarter mile in 13.3 seconds, although clearly the second pass at a higher speed.
Source – Top Gear