An automotive battle of David and Goliath took place at Route 66 Raceway in Elwood, IL. A modified Smart Car nearly beat a Shelby Mustang in a quarter mile drag race.

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The visual will make any muscle car enthusiast cringe.

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According to the YouTube description it’s an ’08 Smart Car with a Toyota Paseo engine. Due to a malfunction in the Smart Car, the Mustang eventually wins by a little more than a tenth of a second.

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Was the Mustang driver holding back, just a bad driver — or is this actually an even pound-for-pound matchup? Sound off in the comments.