Engineering Explained tells us why the 2020 Corvette is faster to 60 mph than the 2020 Mustang GT500.

The reason the 2020 Corvette Stingray accelerates to 60 mph more quickly than the Ford Shelby Mustang GT500 is explained by Engineering Explained.

The fierce competition between Ford and Chevrolet is still going strong, but now the Corvette is facing up against the Mustang rather than Chevy's Camaro. 

The front-engined, long-nosed Corvette of earlier generations has changed into a mid-engined sports vehicle that appears set to compete with Ferrari and McLaren. 

However, the Corvette has undergone a transformation.

Since each of the vehicles' first introductions, we have also learnt a lot about them. 

Compared to the GT500, the 2020 Stingray can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in just 2.9 seconds. 

The GT500 boasts 760 horsepower compared to the Corvette's 495 horsepower. 

For whatever reason, the lesser-powered Corvette accelerates to 60 mph more quickly than the pony car.

What gives, then? Engineering Explained is here to do what he does best: explain the engineering, so read on to find out.

What Mr. Engineering is attempting to convey involves a lot of arithmetic, but we are here to provide a summary. 

First off, the Mustang weighs 4,225 lbs. more than the Corvette, which weighs 3,577 lbs.