Road Tests Real world tests of Mustang GT 5.0 vs Corvette

0-60mph

Top speed

Mustang GT 5.0
151 mph
Corvette Z06
198 mph

0-100mph

1/4 mile

Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Ford Mustang GT 5.0

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Ford Mustang GT 5.0

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TwinRev is not aware of any important advantages of the Ford Mustang GT 5.0 vs the Chevrolet Corvette Z06.

Front view of Chevrolet Corvette

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Faster top speed 198 mph vs 151 mph 47 more mph; leaves lesser cars in the dust on the straights
Way more expensive sticker price $74k vs $30k Around 2.5x more expensive harder to own
Faster in the quarter mile 12 s vs 12.7 s More than 5% faster at the drag strip
More powerful engine 500 HP @ 6,200 RPM vs 412 HP @ 6,500 RPM More than 20% stronger engine
Faster to 100mph 8.3 s vs 10.1 s Around 20% faster to 100mph
Much bigger engine 7,011 cc vs 5,000 cc More than 40% bigger engine
More torque 465 ft-lb @ 4,600 RPM vs 390 ft-lb @ 4,250 RPM Around 20% stronger engine from a stand-still; more acceleration power
Better power-to-weight ratio 6.26 lb/hp vs 8.8 lb/hp Around 30% better power-to-weight ratio
Lighter curb weight 3,130 lb vs 3,626 lb Around 15% lighter curb weight; less inertia to overcome when accelerating

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

Mustang GT 5.0  vs
Corvette 
Brand Ford Chevrolet
Price 30,495 74,305
Type of car Production car Production car
Year 2011 2011
Highest auction price $300k, January 2010 $297k, January 2010
City mileage 17 MPG 15 MPG
Highway mileage 26 MPG 24 MPG

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 3.31:1 3.42:1

engine

Displacement 5,000 cc 7,011 cc
Cylinders V8 V8
Air compressor None None
Fuels
Gas
Compression ratio 11.5:1 11:1
Bore/stroke 3.63 in / 3.65 in 4.13 in / 4 in
Valves per cylinder 4 2

road tests

Mustang GT 5.0  vs
Corvette 
Top speed 151 mph 198 mph
1/4 mile 12.7 s 12 s
0-60mph 4.3 s 3.6 s
0-100mph 10.1 s 8.3 s

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 8.8 lb/hp 6.26 lb/hp
Maximum hp 412 HP @ 6,500 RPM 500 HP @ 6,200 RPM
Maximum torque 390 ft-lb @ 4,250 RPM 465 ft-lb @ 4,600 RPM
Max RPM 7,000 RPM 7,000 RPM
Engine placement Front Front
Steering system Rack and pinion Rack and pinion

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Disc Disc
Rear brakes Disc Disc
Front wheels 457/? 203 285/30 19
Rear wheels 457/? 203 510/30 20

physical dimensions

Curb weight 3,626 lb 3,130 lb
Width 73.9 in 76 in
Height 55.6 in 49.1 in
Length 188.1 in 174.6 in
Front track width 62.3 in 63.5 in
Wheelbase 107.1 in 105.7 in
Ford Mustang GT 5.0
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