I've raced two 2011 Mustang 5.0s so far, 1 manual and 1 automatic. I know these cars are capable of high 12 second runs with trap speeds above 110+ mph which completely stomps what a late f-body can do. I know they aren't faster than a stock termi because my friend but more than 2 cars on one up to 130-140 mph. (Both Stock). With that in mind, here's what happen.
So the first race began in Mexico
. I was in the right lane ready to take the on ramp which merges into another high way and I see a brand new 2011 5.0. So, I speed up to catch up behind him and I know he sees me in his rear view mirror because he starts to speed up. I drop my car into second gear and take the on ramp at about 45-50 mph and I was pulling him. At the end of the on ramp he guns it and so do I. I slowly start to creep up to him from behind, I switch lanes and keep pulling to his driver door at about 130 mph and he lets go of the gas. As i slow back down, he cruises by me with a pretty pissed off look, and gives me a half ass thumbs up. I motion to go again, and he refuses. It was silver with the sexy 5.0 badges. It was an automatic as well.
The second race happened in Mexico, as well
. This time it was a manual. Same color. I was on the street and this old looking guy with a smirk on his face wanted to give it a go. The first time as i try lining up with him, he guns it with a half car lead and I slam the throttle. From 35-80 I was on his bumper with me slowly reeling in, he lets off. So as i move up to his door to get a better race, he punches it again....this time from 50-90 he was about a car ahead and we were dead even. As i move up to his door for the third time, he punches it again and at that point I got fed up with this moron and decided to let him go. So, with him getting the jump on me every time, he never walked me. Infact my car would stop the bleeding every time.
What do you guys think? I was surprised on the outcomes of these races. I really thought I was going to get my ass handed to me, but I guess not. Anyone else raced any coyotes yet?