Road Tests Real world tests of Boxster S vs Mustang GT 5.0

0-60mph

Top speed

Boxster S
166 mph
Mustang GT 5.0
151 mph

0-100mph

Boxster S
11.9 s

1/4 mile

Boxster S
13.4 s

Differences What are the advantages of each

Side view of Porsche Boxster S

Reasons to consider the
Porsche Boxster S

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Faster top speed 166 mph vs 151 mph 15 more mph; leaves lesser cars in the dust on the straights
More expensive sticker price $54k vs $30k 80% more expensive harder to own
Lighter curb weight 2,959 lb vs 3,626 lb Around 20% lighter curb weight; less inertia to overcome when accelerating
Front view of Ford Mustang GT 5.0

Reasons to consider the
Ford Mustang GT 5.0

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Significantly more torque 390 ft-lb @ 4,250 RPM vs 237 ft-lb @ 6,000 RPM Around 65% stronger engine from a stand-still; more acceleration power
More powerful engine 412 HP @ 6,500 RPM vs 276 HP Around 50% stronger engine
Faster in the quarter mile 12.7 s vs 13.4 s More than 5% faster at the drag strip
Faster to 100mph 10.1 s vs 11.9 s More than 15% faster to 100mph
Bigger engine 5,000 cc vs 3,200 cc More than 55% bigger engine
Better power-to-weight ratio 8.8 lb/hp vs 10.72 lb/hp Around 20% better power-to-weight ratio
Faster to 200kph 17.5 s vs 18.9 s More than 5% faster to 200kph

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

Boxster S  vs
Mustang GT 5.0 
Brand Porsche Ford
Price 53,895 30,495
Year 2005 2011

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 10.72 lb/hp 8.8 lb/hp
Maximum hp 276 HP 412 HP @ 6,500 RPM
Maximum torque 237 ft-lb @ 6,000 RPM 390 ft-lb @ 4,250 RPM
Max RPM 7,200 RPM 7,000 RPM
Engine placement Mid Front
Steering system Rack and pinion Rack and pinion

engine

Displacement 3,200 cc 5,000 cc
Air compressor None None
Fuels
Gas
Bore/stroke 3.37 in / 3.07 in 3.63 in / 3.65 in
Valvetrain DOHC DOHC
Valves per cylinder 4 4

physical dimensions

Curb weight 2,959 lb 3,626 lb
Width 70.9 in 73.9 in
Height 51 in 55.6 in
Length 170.4 in 188.1 in
Front track width 58.7 in 62.3 in
Wheelbase 96.5 in 107.1 in

road tests

Boxster S  vs
Mustang GT 5.0 
Top speed 166 mph 151 mph
1/4 mile 13.4 s 12.7 s
0-60mph 6.1 s 4.3 s
0-100mph 11.9 s 10.1 s
0-200kph 18.9 s 17.5 s

transmission

Drivetrain RWD RWD
Shift system Manual Manual
Gearing Traditional Traditional
# of gears 6 6
Axle ratio 3.87:1 3.31:1

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Disc Disc
Rear brakes Disc Disc
Front wheels 432/? 165 457/? 203
Rear wheels 432/? 203 457/? 203
Porsche Boxster S
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Ford Mustang GT 5.0
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