Road Tests Real world tests of GranTurismo vs Mustang GT 5.0

0-60mph

Top speed

GranTurismo
184 mph
Mustang GT 5.0
151 mph

0-100mph

1/4 mile

GranTurismo
13.3 s

Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Maserati GranTurismo

Reasons to consider the
Maserati GranTurismo

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Much more expensive sticker price $118k vs $30k Around 4x more expensive harder to own
Faster top speed 184 mph vs 151 mph 33 more mph; leaves lesser cars in the dust on the straights
Slightly higher redline 7,250 RPM vs 7,000 RPM Around 5% more revs
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 13.3 s Around 5% faster at the drag strip
Lighter curb weight 3,626 lb vs 4,136 lb More than 10% lighter curb weight; less inertia to overcome when accelerating

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

GranTurismo  vs
Mustang GT 5.0 
Brand Maserati Ford
Price 117,500 30,495
Type of car Production car Production car
Year 2008 2011

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 9.55 lb/hp 8.8 lb/hp
Maximum hp 433 HP @ 7,100 RPM 412 HP @ 6,500 RPM
Maximum torque 363 ft-lb @ 4,750 RPM 390 ft-lb @ 4,250 RPM
Max RPM 7,250 RPM 7,000 RPM
Engine placement Front Front
Weight distribution 49%/51% 54%/46%
Steering system Rack and pinion Rack and pinion

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Disc Disc
Rear brakes Disc Disc

physical dimensions

Curb weight 4,136 lb 3,626 lb
Width 72.7 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

road tests

GranTurismo  vs
Mustang GT 5.0 
Top speed 184 mph 151 mph
1/4 mile 13.3 s 12.7 s
0-60mph 5.2 s 4.3 s
0-100mph 11 s 10.1 s
0-200kph 17.2 s 17.5 s

transmission

Drivetrain RWD RWD
Gearing Traditional Traditional
# of gears 6 6

engine

Displacement 4,700 cc 5,000 cc
Cylinders V8 V8
Air compressor None None
Fuels
Gas
Compression ratio 11:1 11.5:1
Bore/stroke 3.62 in / 3.14 in 3.63 in / 3.65 in
Valvetrain DOHC DOHC
Valves per cylinder 4 4
Maserati GranTurismo
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