Road Tests Real world tests of GranTurismo Sport vs Mustang GT 5.0

Top speed

1/4 mile

Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Maserati GranTurismo Sport

Reasons to consider the
Maserati GranTurismo Sport

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Much more expensive sticker price $122k vs $30k More than 4x more expensive harder to own
Faster top speed 176 mph vs 151 mph 25 more mph; leaves lesser cars in the dust on the straights
Slightly more powerful engine 444 HP vs 412 HP @ 6,500 RPM Around 10% stronger engine
Front view of Ford Mustang GT 5.0

Reasons to consider the
Ford Mustang GT 5.0

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Faster in the quarter mile 12.7 s vs 13.5 s More than 5% faster at the drag strip
Lighter curb weight 3,626 lb vs 4,356 lb More than 15% lighter curb weight; less inertia to overcome when accelerating
Better power-to-weight ratio 8.8 lb/hp vs 9.81 lb/hp More than 10% better power-to-weight ratio

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

GranTurismo Sport  vs
Mustang GT 5.0 
Brand Maserati Ford
Price 121,500 30,495
Type of car Production car Production car
Year 2012 2011
City mileage 12 MPG 17 MPG
Highway mileage 21 MPG 26 MPG

transmission

Drivetrain RWD RWD
Shift system Automatic Manual
Gearing Traditional Traditional
# of gears 6 6

engine

Displacement 4,700 cc 5,000 cc
Cylinders V8 V8
Air compressor None None
Fuels
Gas
Bore/stroke 3.7 in / 3.3 in 3.63 in / 3.65 in
Valvetrain DOHC DOHC
Valves per cylinder 4 4

road tests

GranTurismo Sport  vs
Mustang GT 5.0 
Top speed 176 mph 151 mph
1/4 mile 13.5 s 12.7 s

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 9.81 lb/hp 8.8 lb/hp
Maximum hp 444 HP 412 HP @ 6,500 RPM
Maximum torque 377 ft-lb 390 ft-lb @ 4,250 RPM
Max RPM 7,200 RPM 7,000 RPM
Engine placement Front Front
Steering system Rack and pinion Rack and pinion

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Disc Disc
Rear brakes Disc Disc

physical dimensions

Curb weight 4,356 lb 3,626 lb
Width 75.4 in 73.9 in
Height 53.3 in 55.6 in
Length 192.2 in 188.1 in
Wheelbase 115.8 in 107.1 in
Maserati GranTurismo Sport
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Ford Mustang GT 5.0
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