Road Tests Real world tests of GT 86 vs Mustang GT 5.0

Top speed

GT 86
140 mph
Mustang GT 5.0
151 mph

0-100mph

GT 86
17.8 s

1/4 mile

GT 86
15.3 s

Differences What are the advantages of each

Side view of Toyota GT 86

Reasons to consider the
Toyota GT 86

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Lighter curb weight 2,596 lb vs 3,626 lb Around 30% 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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A lot faster to 100mph 10.1 s vs 17.8 s Around 45% faster to 100mph
A lot faster in the quarter mile 12.7 s vs 15.3 s More than 15% faster at the drag strip
Significantly more torque 390 ft-lb @ 4,250 RPM vs 150 ft-lb @ 6,600 RPM More than 2.5x stronger engine from a stand-still; more acceleration power
More powerful engine 412 HP @ 6,500 RPM vs 197 HP @ 7,000 RPM More than 2x stronger engine
Much bigger engine 5,000 cc vs 2,000 cc 2.5x bigger engine
Faster top speed 151 mph vs 140 mph 11 more mph; leaves lesser cars in the dust on the straights
Much faster to 200kph 17.5 s vs 31.2 s Around 45% faster to 200kph

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

GT 86  vs
Mustang GT 5.0 
Brand Toyota Ford
Type of car Production car Production car
Year 2012 2011

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 13.18 lb/hp 8.8 lb/hp
Maximum hp 197 HP @ 7,000 RPM 412 HP @ 6,500 RPM
Maximum torque 150 ft-lb @ 6,600 RPM 390 ft-lb @ 4,250 RPM
Engine placement Front Front
Weight distribution 53%/47% 54%/46%
Steering system Rack and pinion Rack and pinion

engine

Displacement 2,000 cc 5,000 cc
Cylinders Flat 4 V8
Fuels
Gas
Compression ratio 12.5:1 11.5:1
Bore/stroke 3.4 in / 3.4 in 3.63 in / 3.65 in
Valvetrain DOHC DOHC
Valves per cylinder 4 4

road tests

GT 86  vs
Mustang GT 5.0 
Top speed 140 mph 151 mph
1/4 mile 15.3 s 12.7 s
0-100mph 17.8 s 10.1 s
0-200kph 31.2 s 17.5 s

transmission

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

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Disc Disc
Rear brakes Disc Disc

physical dimensions

Curb weight 2,596 lb 3,626 lb
Width 69.9 in 73.9 in
Height 51.2 in 55.6 in
Length 166.9 in 188.1 in
Front track width 59.8 in 62.3 in
Wheelbase 101.2 in 107.1 in
Toyota GT 86
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Ford Mustang GT 5.0
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