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The Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 is an undeniably awesome car. From the factory, its 5.2-liter supercharged Predator V8 produces a whopping 760 horsepower, and its seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox makes for insanely quick shifts, but when you think of its rivals, you likely think of something like a Challenger SRT Hellcat or a Camaro ZL1 1LE. But how does it do against a Ferrari 488 Pista? The Fezza only makes 710 horsepower but it weighs almost a thousand pounds less, so the Italian would win this race easily. But when the GT500 its racing produces 980 horsepower on the wheels, the odds are a little more even. Watch and see, but turn your volume down before Stangmode revs his car.
Thanks to E85 fuel, an upgraded supercharger running 28 pounds of boost, slick tires, 1,300 cc injectors, upgraded cams, a catless exhaust, and more, this bright green GT500 produces over 1,100 hp at the crank - almost 400 hp more than the twin-turbo Ferrari. We know that the GT500 is capable of producing incredible power with minimal mods but modified 488s are a little rarer. Despite this, the Pista puts up an excellent fight and jumps far ahead of the Mustang when racing from 50 mph or below. Above that, the Italian is at very high revs while the GT500 is in its sweet spot, but it goes to show that absolute power is not everything.
Interestingly, the race was supposed to be between this modified GT500 and a modified 488 Pista with around 800 hp, but the race got canceled. Nevertheless, after seeing the outcome of the six races between these two cars, we're sure that Stangmode is eager to get those upgraded headers he talks about and ensure that wins against supercars are more frequent. Which would you rather have? Modified cars are always more interesting than bone-stock factory cars, even when they wear the most hallowed badge in all of automotive history, but we have to tip our hat to Ferrari for building one of the greatest engines ever, and creating a car that can stick it to something with Bugatti levels of power.