Road Tests Real world tests of Mustang GT 5.0 vs Charger Daytona

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 to 60mph 4.3 s vs 5.2 s More than 15% faster to 60mph
Faster in the quarter mile 12.7 s vs 13.5 s More than 5% faster at the drag strip
Lighter curb weight 3,626 lb vs 4,173 lb Around 15% lighter curb weight; less inertia to overcome when accelerating
Front view of Dodge Charger Daytona

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Dodge Charger Daytona

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Faster top speed 200 mph vs 151 mph 49 more mph; leaves lesser cars in the dust on the straights
Bigger engine 7,000 cc vs 5,000 cc 40% bigger engine
More torque 491 ft-lb @ 4,000 RPM vs 390 ft-lb @ 4,250 RPM More than 25% stronger engine from a stand-still; more acceleration power

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

Mustang GT 5.0  vs
Charger Daytona 
Brand Ford Dodge
Year 2011 1969
Highest auction price $300k, January 2010 1969 Dodge Charger Daytona (Cotton Owens/Buddy Baker), $214k, September 2009

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 8.8 lb/hp 9.82 lb/hp
Maximum hp 412 HP @ 6,500 RPM 425 HP @ 5,000 RPM
Maximum torque 390 ft-lb @ 4,250 RPM 491 ft-lb @ 4,000 RPM
Engine placement Front Front
Steering system Rack and pinion Rack and pinion

engine

Displacement 5,000 cc 7,000 cc
Cylinders V8 V8
Air compressor None None
Fuels
Gas
Bore/stroke 3.63 in / 3.65 in 4.25 in / 3.75 in

road tests

Mustang GT 5.0  vs
Charger Daytona 
Top speed 151 mph 200 mph
1/4 mile 12.7 s 13.5 s
0-60mph 4.3 s 5.2 s

transmission

Drivetrain RWD RWD
Shift system Manual Manual
Gearing Traditional Traditional
# of gears 6 4
Axle ratio 3.31:1 3.54:1

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Disc Disc
Rear brakes Disc Disc

physical dimensions

Curb weight 3,626 lb 4,173 lb
Ford Mustang GT 5.0
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Dodge Charger Daytona
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