Road Tests Real world tests of Mustang GT 5.0 vs Camaro SS

0-60mph

Top speed

0-100mph

1/4 mile

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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Slightly faster in the quarter mile 12.7 s vs 13.1 s Around 5% faster at the drag strip
Slightly lighter curb weight 3,626 lb vs 3,860 lb More than 5% lighter curb weight; less inertia to overcome when accelerating
Higher redline 7,000 RPM vs 6,600 RPM More than 5% more revs
Front view of Chevrolet Camaro SS

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Chevrolet Camaro SS Coupe

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Bigger engine 6,162 cc vs 5,000 cc Around 25% bigger engine

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

Mustang GT 5.0  vs
Camaro SS 
Brand Ford Chevrolet
Price 30,495 30,245
Type of car Production car Production car
Year 2011 2009
City mileage 17 MPG 16 MPG
Highway mileage 26 MPG 24 MPG

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 8.8 lb/hp 9.06 lb/hp
Maximum hp 412 HP @ 6,500 RPM 426 HP @ 5,900 RPM
Maximum torque 390 ft-lb @ 4,250 RPM 420 ft-lb @ 4,600 RPM
Max RPM 7,000 RPM 6,600 RPM
Engine placement Front Front
Weight distribution 54%/46% 52%/48%
Steering system Rack and pinion Rack and pinion

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Disc Brembo Disc
Rear brakes Disc Brembo Disc
Front wheels 457/? 203 508/? 203
Rear wheels 457/? 203 508/? 229

physical dimensions

Curb weight 3,626 lb 3,860 lb
Width 73.9 in 75.5 in
Height 55.6 in 54.2 in
Length 188.1 in 190.4 in
Front track width 62.3 in 63.7 in
Wheelbase 107.1 in 112.3 in

road tests

Mustang GT 5.0  vs
Camaro SS 
Top speed 151 mph 155 mph
1/4 mile 12.7 s 13.1 s
0-60mph 4.3 s 4.7 s
0-100mph 10.1 s 10.7 s

transmission

Drivetrain RWD RWD
Shift system Manual Manual
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 3.45:1

engine

Displacement 5,000 cc 6,162 cc
Cylinders V8 V8
Air compressor None None
Fuels
Gas
Compression ratio 11.5:1 10.7:1
Bore/stroke 3.63 in / 3.65 in 103 in / 0 in
Valves per cylinder 4 2
Ford Mustang GT 5.0
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Chevrolet Camaro SS Coupe
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