The folks over at CarWow have lined up the Ford Mustang Bullitt and the Lexus LC500 for a drag race.

As a reminder, both employ naturally aspirated 5,0-litre V8 engines. According to CarWow, the two vehicles produce exactly the same peak power in UK-spec. Here in South Africa, however, the Bullitt makes 338 kW, while the LC500 generates 351 kW.

In addition, the Bullitt’s eight-cylinder engine drives the rear wheels through a six-speed manual gearbox, while the slightly heavier LC500’s powerplant sends its urge to the rear axle via a ten-speed automatic transmission.

Watch the video above to see the two contenders take part in a drag battle, a couple of races from a rolling start and a brake test...