Road Tests Real world tests of Mustang GT 5.0 vs Charger SRT8

0-60mph

Top speed

Mustang GT 5.0
151 mph
Charger SRT8
174 mph

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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Lighter curb weight 3,626 lb vs 4,365 lb More than 15% lighter curb weight; less inertia to overcome when accelerating
More torque 390 ft-lb @ 4,250 RPM vs 348 ft-lb @ 4,300 RPM More than 10% stronger engine from a stand-still; more acceleration power
Higher redline 7,000 RPM vs 6,400 RPM Around 10% more revs
Default view of Dodge Charger SRT8

Reasons to consider the
Dodge Charger SRT8

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Faster top speed 174 mph vs 151 mph 23 more mph; leaves lesser cars in the dust on the straights
More expensive sticker price $48k vs $30k 60% more expensive harder to own
More powerful engine 470 HP @ 6,000 RPM vs 412 HP @ 6,500 RPM Around 15% stronger engine
Bigger engine 6,400 cc vs 5,000 cc Around 30% bigger engine

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

Mustang GT 5.0  vs
Charger SRT8 
Brand Ford Dodge
Price 30,495 47,650
Type of car Production car Production car
Year 2011 2012
City mileage 17 MPG 14 MPG
Highway mileage 26 MPG 23 MPG

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 8.8 lb/hp 9.29 lb/hp
Maximum hp 412 HP @ 6,500 RPM 470 HP @ 6,000 RPM
Maximum torque 390 ft-lb @ 4,250 RPM 348 ft-lb @ 4,300 RPM
Max RPM 7,000 RPM 6,400 RPM
Engine placement Front Front
Weight distribution 54%/46% 54%/46%
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/? 229
Rear wheels 457/? 203 508/? 229

physical dimensions

Curb weight 3,626 lb 4,365 lb
Width 73.9 in 74.4 in
Height 55.6 in 58.2 in
Length 188.1 in 200.1 in
Front track width 62.3 in 63 in
Wheelbase 107.1 in 120 in

road tests

Mustang GT 5.0  vs
Charger SRT8 
Top speed 151 mph 174 mph
1/4 mile 12.7 s 12.8 s
0-60mph 4.3 s 5 s
0-100mph 10.1 s 11 s

transmission

Drivetrain RWD AWD
Shift system Manual Automatic
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

engine

Displacement 5,000 cc 6,400 cc
Cylinders V8 V8
Fuels
Gas
Compression ratio 11.5:1 10.9:1
Bore/stroke 3.63 in / 3.65 in 4.09 in / 3.72 in
Valves per cylinder 4 2
Ford Mustang GT 5.0
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Dodge Charger SRT8
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