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Ford Mustang vs Nissan Z vs Porsche 911: Drag Race, Roll Race, & Brake Test!

In the world of automotive enthusiasts, the inclination to compare vehicles is almost second nature. There’s a peculiar thrill in dissecting the offerings of the automotive industry, discerning which vehicle excels at specific tasks, and exploring the potential enhancements through modifications that may help an unlikely contender rise to the top.

This time, our comparison transcends continents, bringing together iconic representatives from America, Japan, and Germany.

Let’s start our journey in the heart of America, where the Ford Mustang GT reigns as one of the most beloved muscle cars of all time. Despite its 2014 model year, the oldest of the group, it remains a stalwart contender, its enduring popularity bolstered by the commanding presence of a 5.0 L V8 engine. This classic model may not be the newest, but when equipped with its potent powerplant, it embodies everything that we love about American high performance and remains one of the most popular engines to modify as of the writing of this article.

Venturing across the Pacific, we encounter the Nissan Z NISMO, a Japanese powerhouse boasting a twin turbo V-6 engine. As these two automotive titans navigate various performance tests, including drag racing, roll racing, and brake tests, a third contender joins the fray — the 2023 Porsche 911 Targa 4S. Distinguished by its pedigree and a price tag nearly six figures higher than its counterparts, the Porsche adds an intriguing layer to the comparison, setting the stage for a David-versus-Goliath showdown.

The ensuing video captures the spectacle as these three formidable machines, each representing a distinct automotive culture, face off on the same stretch of track. The objective: to determine which one prevails in the realm of straight-line performance. While each of the cars has its own pros and cons, it’s pretty clear where each one stands against the almighty measuring stick of straight line performance.