By now, we’ve seen the C8 Chevrolet Corvette, Porsche 911 Carrera and the Mustang Shelby GT500 engaged in numerous drag races. This one caught our eye because it’s not just a showdown of three epic cars. It’s also a case study of engine placement and traction because these three cars represent three very different approaches to performance vehicles.
The big Mustang brings no less than 760 horsepower (567 kilowatts) to this battle, making it easily the most powerful vehicle in the group. At 379 hp, (283 kW) the Porsche 911 Carrera has just under half the Shelby’s power, and the Corvette holds the middle ground at 495 hp (369 kW) with its 6.2-liter V8. However, more context is required before you draw conclusions on how this content should turn out.