The Mach 1, unlike the Mach-E, uses a 5.0 liter naturally-aspirated V8 engine that’s good for about 480 horsepower. It’s a monster of a car, and can be had with a manual gearbox – which is rare these days – or an automatic ten-speed one which is bound to be faster. Its biggest party trick though is the price tag. You can have this car for a starting price of just $54,595 and that’s insane, considering what you’re getting. The car in the video below, however, has a higher sticker price, of around $65,340.
On the other side of the drag strip you’ll find a BMW M4 Competition. This one is a much more familiar car on this website. It uses a much smaller engine, a 3.0 liter straight-six to be more precise, and yet has more power. That’s right, the BMW has 503 horsepower at its disposal. It too is a rear-wheel drive car, like the Mustang Mach 1, but it uses a different gearbox, an eight-speed, instead of the ten-speed inside the Ford. Pricing, however, differs quite a lot. Admittedly, the M4 starts at $75,695 but with all the bells and whistles it rises to almost $102,000.
We’re not here to talk about prices though. We’re here to see which of these Coupes is faster in a straight line? It’s a pretty obvious answer because the M4 is both more powerful and lighter. Furthermore, the Bavarian company tuned the launch control feature to almost perfection for a rear-wheel drive car, so launching the M4 is a breeze right now. The Mustang didn’t stand a chance.