Road Tests Real world tests of Mustang GT vs Corvette

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Ford Mustang GT

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Ford Mustang GT Convertible

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TwinRev is not aware of any important advantages of the Ford Mustang GT Convertible vs the Chevrolet Corvette Z06.

Front view of Chevrolet Corvette

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Faster top speed 198 mph vs 145 mph 53 more mph; leaves lesser cars in the dust on the straights
A lot faster in the quarter mile 12 s vs 13.7 s More than 10% faster at the drag strip
Faster to 100mph 8.3 s vs 13 s More than 35% faster to 100mph
Way more more powerful engine 500 HP @ 6,200 RPM vs 314 HP @ 6,000 RPM Around 60% stronger engine
Way more expensive sticker price $74k vs $28k Around 2.8x more expensive harder to own
More torque 465 ft-lb @ 4,600 RPM vs 320 ft-lb @ 4,250 RPM More than 45% stronger engine from a stand-still; more acceleration power
Much higher redline 7,000 RPM vs 3,500 RPM 2x more revs
Significantly better power-to-weight ratio 6.26 lb/hp vs 11.35 lb/hp Around 45% better power-to-weight ratio
Much bigger engine 7,011 cc vs 4,601 cc More than 50% bigger engine
Lighter curb weight 3,130 lb vs 3,564 lb More than 10% lighter curb weight; less inertia to overcome when accelerating

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

Mustang GT  vs
Corvette 
Brand Ford Chevrolet
Price 27,995 74,305
Type of car Production car Production car
Year 2010 2011
Highest auction price $100k, January 2013 $297k, January 2010
City mileage 18 MPG 15 MPG
Highway mileage 27 MPG 24 MPG

transmission

Drivetrain RWD RWD w/Electronic Traction Control
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: 0.57:1
Axle ratio 3.73:1 3.42:1

engine

Displacement 4,601 cc 7,011 cc
Cylinders V8 V8
Air compressor None None
Fuels
Gas
Compression ratio 9.8:1 11:1
Bore/stroke 3.6 in / 3.5 in 4.13 in / 4 in
Valves per cylinder 3 2

road tests

Mustang GT  vs
Corvette 
Top speed 145 mph 198 mph
1/4 mile 13.7 s 12 s
0-60mph 5.4 s 3.6 s
0-100mph 13 s 8.3 s

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 11.35 lb/hp 6.26 lb/hp
Maximum hp 314 HP @ 6,000 RPM 500 HP @ 6,200 RPM
Maximum torque 320 ft-lb @ 4,250 RPM 465 ft-lb @ 4,600 RPM
Max RPM 3,500 RPM 7,000 RPM
Engine placement Front Front
Steering system Rack and pinion Rack and pinion

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Disc Disc
Rear brakes Disc Disc

physical dimensions

Curb weight 3,564 lb 3,130 lb
Width 73.9 in 76 in
Height 55.6 in 49.1 in
Length 188.1 in 174.6 in
Wheelbase 107.1 in 105.7 in
Ford Mustang GT Convertible
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