Road Tests Real world tests of Mustang GT vs 300C SRT8


It isn't light at 4212 pounds, but at just below 10 pounds per horsepower the SRT8 will bust through 60 mph in 4.7 seconds on its way to a 13.2-second quarter-mile at 109 mph.
300C SRT8 | by Car and Driver (Jun, 2005)

Top speed

The SRT8's ungoverned top speed of 173 mph also would have placed it on top and is especially startling when you consider the block-like drag coefficient of 0.36 and the garage-door-sized frontal area of 25.8 square feet.
300C SRT8 | by Car and Driver (Jun, 2005)


SRT has identified a performance niche and appears to have clobbered it with an admirable-and muscular-performance/value combination.
300C SRT8 | by MotorTrend (Oct, 2004)

1/4 mile

Lighter pistons and reinforced rods add high-rpm durability.
300C SRT8 | by Car and Driver (Feb, 2005)

Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Ford Mustang GT

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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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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


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


Displacement 4,601 cc 6,100 cc
Cylinders V8 V8
Air compressor None None
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


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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