We took our 2011 Mustang GT (S197 “test mule”) to the Optima Faceoff at the Hot Rod Power Tour a week ago, and did surprisingly well. The rules were simple: take your licensed street car, use any 200+ treadwear tires, and run in two days of competition against an assortment of radical and well prepped cars of all types. Muscle cars, GTRs, Lamborghinis, ZR1s, EVOs, and more.
Day 1 of this two-day event had the most insane autocross event we had ever experienced, with TV crews everywhere and crowds of cheering fans. At an autocross. You can check out the latest update in our Mustang build thread for more write-up with results, pictures and videos. Luck was on our side and we managed to win the autocross portion of the event, and placed in the top 10 for the Speed stop event also run that same day. Check back soon for our write-up on the track event, held on Day 2.
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