This is ridiculous.
If you lined up a Mazda Miata and a Ford Mustang next to each other on the drag strip, which one would win? The Miata is zippy, for sure, but any stock Mustang has more than enough grunt to show it a clean pair of tailpipes. But we all know it's not as simple as that. Almost any car lining up for a quarter-mile drag race is bound to be modified, so let's change the original question.
If you lined up a 1,100-horsepower Miata next to a 1,500-hp Mustang, which car would win? Well, let's find out, with an amusing car called the Turtle Miata owned by a Mr. Mattman.
The 'Stang achieves a time of 8.33 seconds, but the lightweight Miata is even quicker, clocking an insane 8.26 seconds. That's so close, but a win is a win. Even the driver of the Mustang, Marlon, agreed. He posted a video shot from close to the finish line with the caption, "Very close race; we will bring more pressure next year, definitely the best experience I've had racing!"
Mr. Mattman isn't scared to share the secrets behind his V8-powered Miata's performance either, having dedicated a YouTube channel to sharing every step of the build, as well as showing the little MX-5 carrying out mundane activities like towing.
This is the quickest Miata we know of, but there are others that are insanely quick too. Around a year ago, we watched a Miata with a Ford V8 wheelie on its way to a nine-second run. Even a rapid electric MX-5 struggles to compete with the Turtle Miata.
Naturally, some people weren't too happy with the result. In another Instagram post, Marlon, the Mustang driver, showed the race from another angle. A user called @turbo.chris asked whether there were any weight restrictions, also stating that the Miata is a piece of paper with a motor.
There were no weight restrictions on the day, making the Turtle Miata's win fair and square.