Road Tests Real world tests of Mustang GT 5.0 vs Audi RS 5

Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Ford Mustang GT 5.0

Reasons to consider the
Ford Mustang GT 5.0

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More torque 390 ft-lb @ 4,250 RPM vs 317 ft-lb @ 4,000 RPM Around 25% stronger engine from a stand-still; more acceleration power
Slightly faster in the quarter mile 12.7 s vs 13.09 s Around 5% faster at the drag strip
Lighter curb weight 3,626 lb vs 4,045 lb More than 10% lighter curb weight; less inertia to overcome when accelerating
Bigger engine 5,000 cc vs 4,163 cc More than 20% bigger engine
Side view of Audi RS 5

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Audi RS 5 Cabriolet 4.2 quattro S tronic

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Way more expensive sticker price $78k vs $30k More than 2.5x more expensive harder to own
More powerful engine 450 HP @ 8,250 RPM vs 412 HP @ 6,500 RPM Around 10% stronger engine

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

Mustang GT 5.0  vs
Audi RS 5 
Brand Ford Audi
Price 30,495 77,900
Type of car Production car Production car
Year 2011 2013
City mileage 17 MPG 16 MPG
Highway mileage 26 MPG 22 MPG

transmission

Drivetrain RWD 4x4
Shift system Manual Automatic
Gearing Traditional Traditional
# of gears 6 7

engine

Displacement 5,000 cc 4,163 cc
Cylinders V8 V8
Air compressor None None
Fuels
Gas
Compression ratio 11.5:1 12.5:1
Bore/stroke 3.63 in / 3.65 in 3.33 in / 3.65 in
Valvetrain DOHC DOHC
Valves per cylinder 4 4

road tests

Mustang GT 5.0  vs
Audi RS 5 
Top speed 151 mph 155 mph
1/4 mile 12.7 s 13.09 s
0-60mph 4.3 s 4.61 s

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 8.8 lb/hp 8.99 lb/hp
Maximum hp 412 HP @ 6,500 RPM 450 HP @ 8,250 RPM
Maximum torque 390 ft-lb @ 4,250 RPM 317 ft-lb @ 4,000 RPM
Max RPM 7,000 RPM 7,000 RPM
Engine placement Front Front
Steering system Rack and pinion Unknown

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Disc 14.41 in Ventilated Disc
Rear brakes Disc 12.8 in Ventilated Disc
Front wheels 457/? 203 265/35 19

physical dimensions

Curb weight 3,626 lb 4,045 lb
Width 73.9 in 73 in
Height 55.6 in 54.4 in
Length 188.1 in 182.1 in
Front track width 62.3 in 62.4 in
Wheelbase 107.1 in 108.3 in
Ford Mustang GT 5.0
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Audi RS 5 Cabriolet 4.2 quattro S tronic
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