Road Tests Real world tests of Mustang GT vs Charger SRT8 392 Appearance Package

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 4,365 lb Around 20% lighter curb weight; less inertia to overcome when accelerating
Front view of Dodge Charger SRT8 392 Appearance Package

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Faster top speed 175 mph vs 145 mph 30 more mph; leaves lesser cars in the dust on the straights
Faster in the quarter mile 12.8 s vs 13.7 s More than 5% faster at the drag strip
Faster to 60mph 4.7 s vs 5.4 s Around 15% faster to 60mph
More powerful engine 470 HP @ 6,000 RPM vs 314 HP @ 6,000 RPM Around 50% stronger engine
More torque 470 ft-lb @ 4,300 RPM vs 320 ft-lb @ 4,250 RPM More than 45% stronger engine from a stand-still; more acceleration power
Much higher redline 6,400 RPM vs 3,500 RPM Around 85% more revs
Bigger engine 6,424 cc vs 4,601 cc Around 40% bigger engine

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

Mustang GT  vs
Charger SRT8 392 Appearance Package 
Brand Ford Dodge
Type of car Production car Production car
Year 2010 2013

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 11.35 lb/hp 9.29 lb/hp
Maximum hp 314 HP @ 6,000 RPM 470 HP @ 6,000 RPM
Maximum torque 320 ft-lb @ 4,250 RPM 470 ft-lb @ 4,300 RPM
Max RPM 3,500 RPM 6,400 RPM
Weight distribution 53%/47% 54%/46%
Steering system Rack and pinion Rack and pinion

engine

Displacement 4,601 cc 6,424 cc
Cylinders V8 V8
Fuels
Gas
Compression ratio 9.8:1 10.9:1
Bore/stroke 3.6 in / 3.5 in 4.09 in / 3.72 in
Valves per cylinder 3 2

road tests

Mustang GT  vs
Charger SRT8 392 Appearance Package 
Top speed 145 mph 175 mph
1/4 mile 13.7 s 12.8 s
0-60mph 5.4 s 4.7 s
0-100mph 13 s 11 s

transmission

Drivetrain RWD AWD
Gearing Traditional Traditional
# of gears 5 5
Gear ratios
1: 3.38:1
2: 2:1
3: 1.32:1
4: 1:1
5: 0.68:1
Axle ratio 3.73:1 3.06:1

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Disc Brembo Disc
Rear brakes Disc Brembo Disc

physical dimensions

Curb weight 3,564 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
Wheelbase 107.1 in 120 in
Ford Mustang GT Convertible
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Dodge Charger SRT8 392 Appearance Package
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