Road Tests Real world tests of Honda NSX vs Mustang GT 5.0

0-60mph

Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Honda NSX

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Honda NSX

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TwinRev is not aware of any important advantages of the Honda NSX vs the Ford Mustang GT 5.0.

Front view of Ford Mustang GT 5.0

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Ford Mustang GT 5.0

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Faster to 60mph 4.3 s vs 5.7 s Around 25% faster to 60mph
More powerful engine 412 HP @ 6,500 RPM vs 280 HP @ 7,300 RPM More than 45% stronger engine
Bigger engine 5,000 cc vs 3,179 cc More than 55% bigger engine

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

Honda NSX  vs
Mustang GT 5.0 
Brand Honda Ford
Year 2002 2011

power & handling

Maximum hp 280 HP @ 7,300 RPM 412 HP @ 6,500 RPM
Steering system Rack and pinion Rack and pinion

engine

Displacement 3,179 cc 5,000 cc
Cylinders V6 V8
Fuels
Gas
Compression ratio 10.2:1 11.5:1
Bore/stroke 3.66 in / 3.07 in 3.63 in / 3.65 in
Valvetrain DOHC DOHC
Valves per cylinder 4 4

road tests

Honda NSX  vs
Mustang GT 5.0 
0-60mph 5.7 s 4.3 s

transmission

Gearing Traditional Traditional
# of gears 6 6
Axle ratio 4.06:1 3.31:1

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Disc Disc
Rear brakes Disc Disc

physical dimensions

Width 71.3 in 73.9 in
Height 46.1 in 55.6 in
Length 174.4 in 188.1 in
Front track width 59.4 in 62.3 in
Wheelbase 99.6 in 107.1 in
Honda NSX
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Ford Mustang GT 5.0
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