Road Tests Real world tests of Mustang Boss 302 vs Challenger SRT8 392

0-60mph

In addition to all of the performance measurements like 0-60mph, quarter mile, braking and g-forces around the track, the interface also has launch control.
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Top speed

For those who can afford the $48,799 purchase price ($51,929 as tested), the Boss 302 is fantastic performance value and might we add collector appeal now.
Mustang Boss 302 | by AutoBlog Canada (Dec, 2012)

1/4 mile

But at the same time, this isn't a one dimensional Mustang, it's so much more than the sum of its burnouts and ability to light up the quarter mile.
Mustang Boss 302 | by AutoBlog Canada (Dec, 2012)

Differences What are the advantages of each

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Faster in the quarter mile 13.2 s vs 13.7 s Around 5% faster at the drag strip
Lighter curb weight 3,580 lb vs 4,140 lb Around 15% lighter curb weight; less inertia to overcome when accelerating
Higher redline 7,500 RPM vs 6,400 RPM More than 15% more revs
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Faster top speed 170 mph vs 146 mph 24 more mph; leaves lesser cars in the dust on the straights
More torque 470 ft-lb @ 2,900 RPM vs 380 ft-lb @ 4,500 RPM Around 25% stronger engine from a stand-still; more acceleration power
Bigger engine 6,424 cc vs 4,951 cc Around 30% bigger engine

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

Mustang Boss 302  vs
Challenger SRT8 392 
Brand Ford Dodge
Type of car Production car Production car
Year 2012 2010
Highway mileage 26 MPG 15 MPG

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 8.14 lb/hp 8.81 lb/hp
Maximum hp 440 HP @ 7,500 RPM 470 HP @ 6,200 RPM
Maximum torque 380 ft-lb @ 4,500 RPM 470 ft-lb @ 2,900 RPM
Max RPM 7,500 RPM 6,400 RPM
Steering system Rack and pinion Rack and pinion

engine

Displacement 4,951 cc 6,424 cc
Cylinders V8 V8
Air compressor None None
Fuels
Gas
Compression ratio 11:1 10.3:1
Bore/stroke 3.63 in / 3.65 in 4.06 in / 3.58 in

road tests

Mustang Boss 302  vs
Challenger SRT8 392 
Top speed 146 mph 170 mph
1/4 mile 13.2 s 13.7 s
0-60mph 4.6 s 4.9 s

transmission

Drivetrain RWD LX Platform RWD w/ESP
Gearing Traditional Traditional
# of gears 6 5
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 3.06:1

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Disc Brembo Disc
Rear brakes Disc Brembo Disc
Front wheels 483/? 229 508/? 229
Rear wheels 483/? 241 508/? 229

physical dimensions

Curb weight 3,580 lb 4,140 lb
Width 73.9 in 75.7 in
Height 55.1 in 57 in
Length 188.1 in 197.7 in
Wheelbase 107.1 in 116 in
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