The Tesla Model Y and the Mustang Shelby GT500 are two cars belonging to a different category and philosophy since the first is a pure electric compact SUV on the other hand the second is a High performance variant from Ford with conventional engine.
The Model Y Performance has two electric motors (one per axle) with a total power of 456 HP and a huge torque of up to 674 NM. The Mustang Shelby GT500 hides under its bonnet the 5.2-liter V8 compressor engine that delivers 760 HP and 847 Nm of torque.
Mustang’s powerful V8 engine is combined with a 7-speed automatic dual-clutch transmission that can accelerate the vehicle from 0-100 km/h in just 3.6 seconds. The Shelby GT500 still has an advantage since it weighs about 100 kg less than the Model Y (1,915kg) but on the other hand does not have the instantaneous torque of Tesla’s electric motors.
In the video below from you Tube channel Edmunds, you can see a Drag race between Model Y and Shelby GT500, where theoretically the Mustang will have the advantage due to the higher power and lower weight. But how important will the direct torque of electric motors and all-wheel drive play in the electric Compact SUV? Watch what happened in the video below.
Description from YouTube channel Edmunds :
Another week, another drag race with our long-term 2020 Tesla Model Y Performance