Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 takes on Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio in fast rolling race
Extreme loudness adds at least 20 hp to the Shelby
Does an Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio stand any chance to beat a Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 in a roll race? Let's find out!
There's an answer to any question, and if your question was "what would an Italian sports car do against an American one", DragTimes has the answer. In the left corner, the Ford Mustang Shelby GT350, with its powerful 5.2-liter V8 naturally aspirated engine tuned to around 530 hp, coupled to a 6-speed manual and weighing 3,760 pounds (1705 kg). In the right corner, the Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio, with a 2.9-liter V6 twin-turbo producing 505 hp, coupled to an 8-speed auto and weighing only 1602 kg.
It's a battle of America vs Europe, naturally aspirated engine vs (twin) turbo, manual vs auto. Both cars are rear-wheel-drive, though. On paper, they're very close (as you can see in our comparison here) - the stock Shelby GT350 should do 4.4 seconds from 0-62, while the Giulia QV needs only 3.9 seconds for the same feat. But this chase is about a rolling start, and the GT350 has no cats, tune E85 fuel and intake. So, let the battle begin!
Lost your bet? Well, you wouldn't be the only one! It seems the ~30-hp gap made the difference, but we also wonder what would have happened in a standing-start drag race. We'd like to see the same race with two professional drivers at the wheel, too.