Road Tests Real world tests of Lexus IS-F vs Mustang GT 5.0

0-60mph

Top speed

Lexus IS-F
170 mph
Mustang GT 5.0
151 mph

0-100mph

Lexus IS-F
9.8 s

1/4 mile

Lexus IS-F
12.8 s

Differences What are the advantages of each

Side view of Lexus IS-F

Reasons to consider the
Lexus IS-F

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Faster top speed 170 mph vs 151 mph 19 more mph; leaves lesser cars in the dust on the straights
More expensive sticker price $60k vs $30k 2x more expensive harder to own
Front view of Ford Mustang GT 5.0

Reasons to consider the
Ford Mustang GT 5.0

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Faster to 60mph 4.3 s vs 4.8 s More than 10% faster to 60mph
More torque 390 ft-lb @ 4,250 RPM vs 350 ft-lb @ 5,200 RPM More than 10% stronger engine from a stand-still; more acceleration power

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

Lexus IS-F  vs
Mustang GT 5.0 
Brand Lexus Ford
Price 59,990 30,495
Type of car Production car Production car
Year 2008 2011
City mileage 16 MPG 17 MPG
Highway mileage 23 MPG 26 MPG

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 9.56 lb/hp 8.8 lb/hp
Maximum hp 400 HP @ 6,600 RPM 412 HP @ 6,500 RPM
Maximum torque 350 ft-lb @ 5,200 RPM 390 ft-lb @ 4,250 RPM
Max RPM 6,800 RPM 7,000 RPM
Weight distribution 54%/46% 54%/46%
Steering system Rack and pinion Rack and pinion

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Disc Disc
Rear brakes Disc Disc
Front wheels 483/? 203 457/? 203
Rear wheels 483/? 229 457/? 203

physical dimensions

Curb weight 3,825 lb 3,626 lb
Width 71.5 in 73.9 in
Height 5,537 in 55.6 in
Length 183.5 in 188.1 in
Front track width 61.4 in 62.3 in
Wheelbase 107.5 in 107.1 in

road tests

Lexus IS-F  vs
Mustang GT 5.0 
Top speed 170 mph 151 mph
1/4 mile 12.8 s 12.7 s
0-60mph 4.8 s 4.3 s
0-100mph 9.8 s 10.1 s

transmission

Drivetrain RWD w/ESP RWD
Gearing Traditional Traditional
# of gears 8 6
Gear ratios
1: 4.6:1
2: 2.72:1
3: 1.86:1
4: 1.46:1
5: 1.23:1
6: 1:1
7: 0.82:1
8: 0.69:1
Axle ratio 2.94:1 3.31:1

engine

Displacement 5,000 cc 5,000 cc
Cylinders V8 V8
Fuels
Gas
Compression ratio 11.8:1 11.5:1
Bore/stroke 3.7 in / 3.52 in 3.63 in / 3.65 in
Valvetrain DOHC DOHC
Valves per cylinder 4 4
Lexus IS-F
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Ford Mustang GT 5.0
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