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

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Top speed

0-100mph

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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 4,253 lb Around 15% lighter curb weight; less inertia to overcome when accelerating
Higher redline 7,000 RPM vs 6,400 RPM Around 10% more revs
Car-autoblog view of Dodge Challenger SRT8 ACR

Reasons to consider the
Dodge Challenger SRT8 ACR

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Faster top speed 167 mph vs 151 mph 16 more mph; leaves lesser cars in the dust on the straights
More torque 471 ft-lb @ 4,800 RPM vs 390 ft-lb @ 4,250 RPM More than 20% stronger engine from a stand-still; more acceleration power
Bigger engine 6,400 cc vs 5,000 cc Around 30% bigger engine
More powerful engine 471 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 ACR 
Brand Ford Dodge
Type of car Production car Concept car
Year 2011 2011
Highest auction price $300k, January 2010 $175k, January 2013
City mileage 17 MPG 14 MPG
Highway mileage 26 MPG 15 MPG

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 8.8 lb/hp 9.03 lb/hp
Maximum hp 412 HP @ 6,500 RPM 471 HP @ 6,200 RPM
Maximum torque 390 ft-lb @ 4,250 RPM 471 ft-lb @ 4,800 RPM
Max RPM 7,000 RPM 6,400 RPM
Engine placement Front Front
Steering system Rack and pinion Rack and pinion

engine

Displacement 5,000 cc 6,400 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 ACR 
Top speed 151 mph 167 mph
1/4 mile 12.7 s 12.6 s
0-60mph 4.3 s 4.2 s
0-100mph 10.1 s 10.2 s
0-200kph 17.5 s 17.1 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 4,253 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 ACR
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