Road Tests Real world tests of Mustang Boss 302 vs Corvette

0-60mph

Top speed

Corvette Z06
198 mph

0-100mph

1/4 mile

Differences What are the advantages of each

Default view of Ford Mustang Boss 302

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Ford Mustang Boss 302

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Higher redline 7,500 RPM vs 7,000 RPM More than 5% more revs
Front view of Chevrolet Corvette

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Faster top speed 198 mph vs 146 mph 52 more mph; leaves lesser cars in the dust on the straights
Faster in the quarter mile 12 s vs 13.2 s Around 10% faster at the drag strip
Faster to 100mph 8.3 s vs 11 s Around 25% faster to 100mph
Much bigger engine 7,011 cc vs 4,951 cc More than 40% bigger engine
More torque 465 ft-lb @ 4,600 RPM vs 380 ft-lb @ 4,500 RPM More than 20% stronger engine from a stand-still; more acceleration power
More powerful engine 500 HP @ 6,200 RPM vs 440 HP @ 7,500 RPM Around 15% stronger engine
Lighter curb weight 3,130 lb vs 3,580 lb Around 15% lighter curb weight; less inertia to overcome when accelerating

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

Mustang Boss 302  vs
Corvette 
Brand Ford Chevrolet
Type of car Production car Production car
Year 2012 2011
City mileage 17 MPG 15 MPG
Highway mileage 26 MPG 24 MPG

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 8.14 lb/hp 6.26 lb/hp
Maximum hp 440 HP @ 7,500 RPM 500 HP @ 6,200 RPM
Maximum torque 380 ft-lb @ 4,500 RPM 465 ft-lb @ 4,600 RPM
Max RPM 7,500 RPM 7,000 RPM
Steering system Rack and pinion Rack and pinion

engine

Displacement 4,951 cc 7,011 cc
Cylinders V8 V8
Air compressor None None
Fuels
Gas
Compression ratio 11:1 11:1
Bore/stroke 3.63 in / 3.65 in 4.13 in / 4 in
Valves per cylinder 4 2

road tests

Mustang Boss 302  vs
Corvette 
Top speed 146 mph 198 mph
1/4 mile 13.2 s 12 s
0-60mph 4.6 s 3.6 s
0-100mph 11 s 8.3 s

transmission

Drivetrain RWD RWD w/Electronic Traction Control
Gearing Traditional Traditional
# of gears 6 6
Gear ratios
1: 3.66:1
2: 2.43:1
3: 1.69:1
4: 1.32:1
5: 1:1
6: 0.65:1
Axle ratio 3.73:1 3.42:1

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Disc Disc
Rear brakes Disc Disc
Front wheels 483/? 229 285/30 19
Rear wheels 483/? 241 510/30 20

physical dimensions

Curb weight 3,580 lb 3,130 lb
Width 73.9 in 76 in
Height 55.1 in 49.1 in
Length 188.1 in 174.6 in
Wheelbase 107.1 in 105.7 in
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