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 4,162 lb Around 15% lighter curb weight; less inertia to overcome when accelerating
Default view of Chrysler 300C SRT8

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Chrysler 300C SRT8

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More powerful engine 425 HP @ 6,200 RPM vs 314 HP @ 6,000 RPM More than 35% stronger engine
Much higher redline 6,200 RPM vs 3,500 RPM More than 75% more revs
More torque 420 ft-lb @ 4,800 RPM vs 320 ft-lb @ 4,250 RPM More than 30% stronger engine from a stand-still; more acceleration power
Faster top speed 155 mph vs 145 mph 10 more mph; leaves lesser cars in the dust on the straights
Faster to 60mph 4.9 s vs 5.4 s Around 10% faster to 60mph
Bigger engine 6,100 cc vs 4,601 cc Around 35% bigger engine
More expensive sticker price $41k vs $28k More than 45% more expensive harder to own
Better power-to-weight ratio 9.79 lb/hp vs 11.35 lb/hp Around 15% better power-to-weight ratio

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

Mustang GT  vs
300C SRT8 
Brand Ford Chrysler
Price 27,995 41,000
Year 2010 2005

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 11.35 lb/hp 9.79 lb/hp
Maximum hp 314 HP @ 6,000 RPM 425 HP @ 6,200 RPM
Maximum torque 320 ft-lb @ 4,250 RPM 420 ft-lb @ 4,800 RPM
Max RPM 3,500 RPM 6,200 RPM
Steering system Rack and pinion Rack and pinion

engine

Displacement 4,601 cc 6,100 cc
Cylinders V8 V8
Air compressor None None
Fuels
Gas
Compression ratio 9.8:1 10.3:1
Bore/stroke 3.6 in / 3.5 in 103 in / 3.58 in
Valves per cylinder 3 2

road tests

Mustang GT  vs
300C SRT8 
Top speed 145 mph 155 mph
1/4 mile 13.7 s 13.4 s
0-60mph 5.4 s 4.9 s
0-100mph 13 s 12.8 s

transmission

Drivetrain RWD RWD w/Traction Control, ESC
Gearing Traditional Traditional
# of gears 5 5
Axle ratio 3.73:1 2.82:1

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Disc Brembo Disc
Rear brakes Disc Brembo Disc

physical dimensions

Curb weight 3,564 lb 4,162 lb
Width 73.9 in 74.1 in
Height 55.6 in 58.4 in
Length 188.1 in 196.8 in
Wheelbase 107.1 in 120 in
Ford Mustang GT Convertible
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Chrysler 300C SRT8
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