Horsepower Wars

Horsepower Wars: Upgrading the Mustang to Level the Playing Field

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The folks over at Horsepower Wars are pitting a 2017 Ford Mustang GT against a 2017 Chevy Camaro 2SS in a series of competitive tests that they’re calling the “Pony Wars.”

The goal is to see which car has the edge in stock form, and during progressive stages of performance upgrades.

Want to see the exact guidelines for the Pony Wars competition? Check out Episode 1 here.

Now, astute gearheads will immediately realize that it’s not a fair fight from the get go—the Camaro 2SS is a higher trim level than the near-stock Mustang GT. The Bowtie also has a bigger initial price tag.

But the Horsepower Wars team devised an ingenious solution. They took the price differential between the Camaro and Mustang, and used that extra cash to improve upon the GT.

What’s even better, is that they were able to upgrade the Ford in the key areas where the Camaro had the perceived edge.

Now, with both cars being essentially equal, no teams can cry foul in the Pony Wars saga.

How much was the price differential and what parts were upgraded on the Mustang? The quick two-minute Horsepower Wars bonus video below will show you.

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Watch the video:

Pony Wars: Equalizing Our Mustang for the Competition

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Want more Horsepower Wars: Pony Wars videos?

Check out Horsepower Wars: Pony Wars full episodes and exclusive behind-the-scenes extras here.

 

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