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2013 Ford Mustang Cobra Jet takes on GRC Ford Fiesta ST in the Quarter-Mile

Two, 500hp+ sports cars take to the dragstrip and battle it out

Ford Racing released a video today that we just had to share; it takes place at the zMAX Dragway at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, North Carolina. The footage is of a race between a 2013 Ford Mustang Cobra Jet and a 2013 Global RallyCross (GRC) Ford Fiesta ST going head-to-head on 1,320 feet of asphalt. Former NHRA racer, Roy Hill, powered the Cobra Jet, while competition racer, Tanner Foust, drove the off-road Fiesta.

As huge fans of drag racing, we had our money on the 2013 Ford Mustang Cobra Jet; however, knowing little about the Rally Fiestas drag racing capabilities, we just had to watch this video for ourselves.

Roy Hill, driving instructor at the Roy Hill Drag Racing School, was behind the wheel of only 1 out of 50 2013 Ford Mustang Cobra Jets ever produced. The Stang packs a 5.0L Coyote topped with a Whipple, 2.9L supercharger, capable of over 750hp.

In the other lane was Tanner Foust, driver of the 2013 GRC Ford Fiesta ST. The compact car is meant for handling and quick bursts of acceleration. Between its fenders is a 2.0L Ecoboost 4-cylinder engine. Turbocharged and capable of 550hp, the all-wheel-drive 2013 GRC Ford Fiesta ST is best known for handling all sorts of off-road jumps, whoops during rally races. With a 0-60mph time of about 3 seconds on dirt and an even quicker 2 seconds on asphalt, this was sure to be a show. Also worth mentioning, the GRC Fiesta ST has won three consecutive GRC Championships from 2011 to 2013. It’s also been on the X Games podium around the world, from the US to Germany.

We don’t want to spoil any fun, but the reaction times and 60-foot times for both cars are very similar. Both drivers are experienced and both cars make incredible amounts of horsepower. The race is surprisingly close between the brute horsepower of the American muscle car and the high-winding off-road compact.

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13 comments
Mark Massey
Mark Massey

The Fiesta would kick the copo's ass so hmmmm yup the Cobra Jet would to.

Mark Massey
Mark Massey

I don't 3ven have to watch. The Cobra Jet of coarse!

Jake Bender
Jake Bender

what would win copo camaro or cobra jet

James Potter
James Potter

And it's still a fiesta...no saving it from that.

Tom Ellis
Tom Ellis

There is no displacement for replacement

Jacob Cobb
Jacob Cobb

Tanner Foust got his butt kicked. Lol

Tom Hanna
Tom Hanna

A shitbox fiesta ! Come on !

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