Teens going on a double-date in an American car is a concept as old as time. Or, at least as old as the drive-in movie theater. But a double date at the drag strip?
Well, we certainly wouldn’t advise anyone to go drag racing with three other people in the car, as anything can go wrong – and a video published on Twitch shows exactly that.
The four youngsters were in a fifth-generation Mustang GT500. The car, which is apparently on Toyo R888 tires (if the person narrating is to be trusted), appears to launch better than its opponent, a Dodge Charger Hellcat, before spinning up its rear tires and running into the wall on its side of the drag strip.
Fortunately, the left rear end seems to have taken the brunt of the impact and while it might have ruined that double date, we hope that everyone in the car is okay. Moreover, it’s a great reminder why racing on a drag strip is much more preferable, and safe, than doing it on the street: even when things go badly, the damage can largely be contained.
The Mustang in question has a sticker on its windshield suggesting that it’s been modified. When it was stock, though, the 2007-2009 Mustang GT500 had a supercharged V8 that made 475 hp (481 PS/354 kW) and 450 lb-ft (610 Nm) of torque. That meant a 0-60 time of 4 seconds flat and through the quarter-mile in 12.5 seconds, according to Car and Driver, so if this example is indeed tuned, it should be even faster.