Road Tests Real world tests of Mustang GT 5.0 vs Challenger SRT8 392

0-60mph

Top speed

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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Faster in the quarter mile 12.7 s vs 13.7 s More than 5% faster at the drag strip
Faster to 60mph 4.3 s vs 4.9 s More than 10% faster to 60mph
Lighter curb weight 3,626 lb vs 4,140 lb More than 10% lighter curb weight; less inertia to overcome when accelerating
Higher redline 7,000 RPM vs 6,400 RPM Around 10% more revs
Default view of Dodge Challenger SRT8 392

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Dodge Challenger SRT8 392

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Faster top speed 170 mph vs 151 mph 19 more mph; leaves lesser cars in the dust on the straights
More torque 470 ft-lb @ 2,900 RPM vs 390 ft-lb @ 4,250 RPM More than 20% stronger engine from a stand-still; more acceleration power
Bigger engine 6,424 cc vs 5,000 cc Around 30% bigger engine
More powerful engine 470 HP @ 6,200 RPM vs 412 HP @ 6,500 RPM Around 15% stronger engine

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

Mustang GT 5.0  vs
Challenger SRT8 392 
Brand Ford Dodge
Type of car Production car Production car
Year 2011 2010
Highest auction price $300k, January 2010 $78k, January 2011
Highway mileage 26 MPG 15 MPG

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 8.8 lb/hp 8.81 lb/hp
Maximum hp 412 HP @ 6,500 RPM 470 HP @ 6,200 RPM
Maximum torque 390 ft-lb @ 4,250 RPM 470 ft-lb @ 2,900 RPM
Max RPM 7,000 RPM 6,400 RPM
Steering system Rack and pinion Rack and pinion

engine

Displacement 5,000 cc 6,424 cc
Cylinders V8 V8
Air compressor None None
Fuels
Gas
Compression ratio 11.5:1 10.3:1
Bore/stroke 3.63 in / 3.65 in 4.06 in / 3.58 in

road tests

Mustang GT 5.0  vs
Challenger SRT8 392 
Top speed 151 mph 170 mph
1/4 mile 12.7 s 13.7 s
0-60mph 4.3 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 3.31:1 3.06:1

suspension, wheels & brakes

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

physical dimensions

Curb weight 3,626 lb 4,140 lb
Width 73.9 in 75.7 in
Height 55.6 in 57 in
Length 188.1 in 197.7 in
Front track width 62.3 in 63 in
Wheelbase 107.1 in 116 in
Ford Mustang GT 5.0
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Dodge Challenger SRT8 392
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