Jaguar XK8 vs Ford Mustang GT 5.0

Picture of Jaguar XK8 (Mk I)
Picture of Ford Mustang GT 5.0
Category Jaguar XK8 (Mk I)Ford Mustang GT 5.0
Engine layout 4.0 l V85.0 l V8
Max power (ps / bhp) 294 / 290418 / 412
Max torque (Nm / lb-ft) 393 / 290527 / 389
Curb weight (kg / lb) 1650 / 36381648 / 3633
Power / tonne (ps / bhp) 178 / 176254 / 250

Performance

Category Jaguar XK8 (Mk I)Ford Mustang GT 5.0
0 - 100 kph 6.6 s4.6 s
0 - 180 kph 21.3 s12.7 s
0 - 200 kph 29.0 s17.5 s
Est. 100 - 200 kph 22.2 s12.9 s
0 - 100 mph 16.5 s10.1 s
Est. 1/8 mile 10.5 s @ 81.4 mph9.0 s @ 93.8 mph
Top speed 250 kph (155 mph)245 kph (152 mph)
Est. max acceleration 0.46 g (4 m/s²)0.68 g (7 m/s²)

Summary

Category Jaguar XK8 (Mk I)Ford Mustang GT 5.0
Track Performance 00
Straight line speed 313794
Total 313794

Verdict

Mustang GT 5.0 is the fastest by a huge margin.

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Viking  13y ago

Okay, I felt compelled to compare these cars since I have owned both of them. The XK8 had thicker leather and prettier lines, but no manual transmission, and it was ridiculously unreliable. With the five speed automatic, it was also much slower than it looked. No problems with the much faster Mustang so far. The six speed manual makes the 5.0 much more entertaining to drive. Still, the Jaguar was pretty, I will have to upload a photo of it sometime.