Road Tests Real world tests of Mustang GT 5.0 vs CTS-V

0-60mph

CTS-V
3.9 s

Top speed

Mustang GT 5.0
151 mph
CTS-V
190 mph

0-100mph

CTS-V
8.7 s

1/4 mile

CTS-V
11.9 s

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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Lighter curb weight 3,626 lb vs 4,356 lb More than 15% lighter curb weight; less inertia to overcome when accelerating
Higher redline 7,000 RPM vs 6,200 RPM Around 15% more revs
Side view of Cadillac CTS-V

Reasons to consider the
Cadillac CTS-V

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Faster top speed 190 mph vs 151 mph 39 more mph; leaves lesser cars in the dust on the straights
Has an air compressor Supercharger vs None Most supercars don't have an air compressor
Significantly more torque 553 ft-lb @ 6,200 RPM vs 390 ft-lb @ 4,250 RPM More than 40% stronger engine from a stand-still; more acceleration power
More powerful engine 556 HP @ 6,200 RPM vs 412 HP @ 6,500 RPM Around 35% stronger engine
Faster in the quarter mile 11.9 s vs 12.7 s More than 5% faster at the drag strip
More expensive sticker price $58k vs $30k Around 95% more expensive harder to own
Faster to 100mph 8.7 s vs 10.1 s Around 15% faster to 100mph
Bigger engine 6,200 cc vs 5,000 cc Around 25% bigger engine
Faster to 200kph 14 s vs 17.5 s 20% faster to 200kph
Better power-to-weight ratio 7.83 lb/hp vs 8.8 lb/hp More than 10% better power-to-weight ratio

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

Mustang GT 5.0  vs
CTS-V 
Brand Ford Cadillac
Price 30,495 57,920
Type of car Production car Production car
Year 2011 2009
City mileage 17 MPG 14 MPG
Highway mileage 26 MPG 19 MPG

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 8.8 lb/hp 7.83 lb/hp
Maximum hp 412 HP @ 6,500 RPM 556 HP @ 6,200 RPM
Maximum torque 390 ft-lb @ 4,250 RPM 553 ft-lb @ 6,200 RPM
Max RPM 7,000 RPM 6,200 RPM
Engine placement Front Front
Weight distribution 54%/46% 55%/45%
Steering system Rack and pinion Rack and pinion

engine

Displacement 5,000 cc 6,200 cc
Cylinders V8 V8
Air compressor None Supercharger
Fuels
Gas
Compression ratio 11.5:1 9:1
Bore/stroke 3.63 in / 3.65 in 4.06 in / 3.62 in
Valvetrain DOHC Overhead valve (OHV)
Valves per cylinder 4 2

road tests

Mustang GT 5.0  vs
CTS-V 
Top speed 151 mph 190 mph
1/4 mile 12.7 s 11.9 s
0-60mph 4.3 s 3.9 s
0-100mph 10.1 s 8.7 s
0-200kph 17.5 s 14 s

transmission

Drivetrain RWD RWD w/StabiliTrak Stability Control
Shift system Manual Automatic
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 3.31:1 3.73:1

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Disc Disc
Rear brakes Disc Disc
Front wheels 457/? 203 483/? 229
Rear wheels 457/? 203 483/? 241

physical dimensions

Curb weight 3,626 lb 4,356 lb
Width 73.9 in 72.5 in
Height 55.6 in 58 in
Length 188.1 in 191.6 in
Front track width 62.3 in 61.8 in
Wheelbase 107.1 in 113.4 in
Ford Mustang GT 5.0
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Cadillac CTS-V
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