Drag Race

1968 Shelby GT350 vs 2012 Boss 302

American pony cars past and present duel on this week’s edition of Drag Race Tuesdays.

Carroll Shelby and the Ford Mustang have a famous and storied history. The Shelby Cobra is one of the hallmarks of the iconic designer's work and the 1968 GT 350 to this day remains a favorite of American muscle enthusiasts. To see how it fares against a more modern Mustang, the RoadTestTV crew pitted it against a 2012 Mustang Boss 302. The '68 Shelby Cobra GT 350 packed a 4.9-liter V8 rated at 235 horsepower and 320 pound-feet of torque for a top speed of 140 mph, relatively tame by today's standards but bonkers in its day.

Pitted against the 2012 Mustang Boss 302 with its 444-horsepower 5.0-liter Coyote engine, one would think the classic Ford wouldn't stand a chance. But that's where one would be wrong.

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