Road Tests Real world tests of Nissan 350Z vs Mustang GT

0-60mph

Top speed

0-100mph

1/4 mile

Differences What are the advantages of each

Side view of Nissan 350Z

Reasons to consider the
Nissan 350Z

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Much higher redline 6,600 RPM vs 3,500 RPM Around 90% more revs
Faster top speed 155 mph vs 145 mph 10 more mph; leaves lesser cars in the dust on the straights
Great lap time on the Tsukuba Circuit 1:09.72 vs 1:10.88 Almost the same
Front view of Ford Mustang GT

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Ford Mustang GT Convertible

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Bigger engine 4,601 cc vs 3,500 cc More than 30% bigger engine

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

Nissan 350Z  vs
Mustang GT 
Brand Nissan Ford
Type of car Production car Production car
Year 2002-2007 2010
Highway mileage 25 MPG 27 MPG

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 11.91 lb/hp 11.35 lb/hp
Maximum hp 283 HP @ 6,200 RPM 314 HP @ 6,000 RPM
Maximum torque 275 ft-lb @ 4,800 RPM 320 ft-lb @ 4,250 RPM
Max RPM 6,600 RPM 3,500 RPM
Engine placement Front Front
Steering system Rack and pinion Rack and pinion

engine

Displacement 3,500 cc 4,601 cc
Cylinders V6 V8
Air compressor None None
Fuels
Gas
Compression ratio 10.3:1 9.8:1
Bore/stroke 3.78 in / 3.19 in 3.6 in / 3.5 in
Valvetrain DOHC Single overhead camshaft (SOHC)
Valves per cylinder 4 3

road tests

Nissan 350Z  vs
Mustang GT 
Top speed 155 mph 145 mph
1/4 mile 13.8 s 13.7 s
0-60mph 5.2 s 5.4 s
0-100mph 13.8 s 13 s
0-200kph 22.8 s 21.3 s
Tsukuba circuit time 1:09.72 1:10.88

transmission

Drivetrain RWD RWD
Shift system Manual Manual
Gearing Traditional Traditional
# of gears 6 5
Gear ratios
1: 3.54:1
2: 2.32:1
3: 1.64:1
4: 1.27:1
5: 1:1
6: 0.79:1
Axle ratio 3.54:1 3.73:1

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Brembo Disc Disc
Rear brakes Brembo Disc Disc

physical dimensions

Curb weight 3,370 lb 3,564 lb
Width 71.5 in 73.9 in
Height 51.9 in 55.6 in
Length 169.4 in 188.1 in
Wheelbase 104.3 in 107.1 in
Nissan 350Z
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Ford Mustang GT Convertible
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