Road Tests Real world tests of Mustang GT vs CTS-V

0-60mph

Top speed

CTS-V
190 mph

0-100mph

1/4 mile

Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Ford Mustang GT

Reasons to consider the
Ford Mustang GT Convertible

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Lighter curb weight 3,564 lb vs 4,356 lb Around 20% lighter curb weight; less inertia to overcome when accelerating
Side view of Cadillac CTS-V

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Cadillac CTS-V

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Faster top speed 190 mph vs 145 mph 45 more mph; leaves lesser cars in the dust on the straights
Has an air compressor Supercharger vs None Most supercars don't have an air compressor
A lot faster in the quarter mile 11.9 s vs 13.7 s Around 15% faster at the drag strip
Way more more powerful engine 556 HP @ 6,200 RPM vs 314 HP @ 6,000 RPM More than 75% stronger engine
Significantly more torque 553 ft-lb @ 6,200 RPM vs 320 ft-lb @ 4,250 RPM Around 75% stronger engine from a stand-still; more acceleration power
Faster to 100mph 8.7 s vs 13 s Around 35% faster to 100mph
More expensive sticker price $58k vs $28k More than 2x more expensive harder to own
Much higher redline 6,200 RPM vs 3,500 RPM More than 75% more revs
Better power-to-weight ratio 7.83 lb/hp vs 11.35 lb/hp More than 30% better power-to-weight ratio
Bigger engine 6,200 cc vs 4,601 cc Around 35% bigger engine
A lot faster to 200kph 14 s vs 21.3 s Around 35% faster to 200kph

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

Mustang GT  vs
CTS-V 
Brand Ford Cadillac
Price 27,995 57,920
Type of car Production car Production car
Year 2010 2009
City mileage 18 MPG 14 MPG
Highway mileage 27 MPG 19 MPG

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 11.35 lb/hp 7.83 lb/hp
Maximum hp 314 HP @ 6,000 RPM 556 HP @ 6,200 RPM
Maximum torque 320 ft-lb @ 4,250 RPM 553 ft-lb @ 6,200 RPM
Max RPM 3,500 RPM 6,200 RPM
Engine placement Front Front
Weight distribution 53%/47% 55%/45%
Steering system Rack and pinion Rack and pinion

engine

Displacement 4,601 cc 6,200 cc
Cylinders V8 V8
Air compressor None Supercharger
Fuels
Gas
Compression ratio 9.8:1 9:1
Bore/stroke 3.6 in / 3.5 in 4.06 in / 3.62 in
Valvetrain Single overhead camshaft (SOHC) Overhead valve (OHV)
Valves per cylinder 3 2

road tests

Mustang GT  vs
CTS-V 
Top speed 145 mph 190 mph
1/4 mile 13.7 s 11.9 s
0-60mph 5.4 s 3.9 s
0-100mph 13 s 8.7 s
0-200kph 21.3 s 14 s

transmission

Drivetrain RWD RWD w/StabiliTrak Stability Control
Shift system Manual Automatic
Gearing Traditional Traditional
# of gears 5 6
Gear ratios
1: 3.38:1
2: 2:1
3: 1.32:1
4: 1:1
5: 0.68:1
6: 0.63:1
Axle ratio 3.73:1 3.73:1

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Disc Disc
Rear brakes Disc Disc

physical dimensions

Curb weight 3,564 lb 4,356 lb
Width 73.9 in 72.5 in
Height 55.6 in 58 in
Length 188.1 in 191.6 in
Wheelbase 107.1 in 113.4 in
Ford Mustang GT Convertible
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