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Mustang GT 5.0 convertible

DOHC V8 32 valves
418 ps (412 bhp)
529 Nm (390 lb-ft)
1706 kg (3761 lbs)
245 ps / tonne
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Ford Mustang GT 5.0

V8
418 ps (412 bhp)
527 Nm (389 lb-ft)
1648 kg (3633 lbs)
254 ps / tonne

Lap Times 1

  Mustang GT 5.0 convertibleMustang GT 5.0
Motortrend Figure-8 0:26.000:24.90

Performance

  Mustang GT 5.0 convertibleMustang GT 5.0
Top speed 237 kph (147 mph)245 kph (152 mph)
0 - 100 kph 4.9 s4.6 s
0 - 200 kph 17.8 s17.5 s
0 - 100 mph 10.5 s10.1 s
Est. 1/8 mile 8.9 s @ 90.7 mph8.7 s @ 92.0 mph
1/4 mile 12.9 s @ 111.8 mph12.7 s @ 112.5 mph
Est. 100 - 200 kph 12.9 s12.9 s
Est. max acceleration 0.62 g (6 m/s²)0.66 g (6 m/s²)

Summary

  Mustang GT 5.0 convertibleMustang GT 5.0
Track Performance 88100
Straight line speed 729800
Total 817900

Verdict

Mustang GT 5.0 is the fastest by a small margin.

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Georg  10y ago

@Viking we can´t add such speculation numbers...



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Viking  10y ago

@admin could you replace the Mustang GT 5.0 0-200 km/h time? Car and Driver has tested both the coupe and convertible, and their respective times were 0-100 mph 11.0/11.4 and 0-130 mph 19.8/20.2. The coupe is exactly 4 tenths of a second quicker to both speeds. Therefore Car and Drivers test coupe reached 200 km/h (124 mph) in 17.4 seconds on that run.


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Viking  10y ago

Georg is correct concerning the gentlemans agreement made between Audi BMW and Mercedes. Other manufacturers like Jaguar followed in their footsteps and put governors on their cars. However currentr tire technology allows higher safe speeds so higer top speeds are now given as an option. I haven\'t looked to see if Ford motorsprt offers a software upgrade to eliminate the restricthor or not.


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Georg  10y ago

@monkeypop

the speed limit had a reason in the past and today..

Decades ago Audi, BMW and Mercedes came to a gentleman agreement to limit their sedans to 250km/h for a simple reason, the cars started to become faster and faster at topspeed but the tire development could not improve the tires at the same pace the cars getting faster. Specially if you talk about heavy high power sedans that could drive for long time high speeds on the Autobahn... at that time the risk of tire blower was to high so they agreed to stop a topspeed war between them to self controll and gover the cars to 250km/h, after the green movement was become stronger and stronger and came into power they hold the speed limit for being green reasons.. everyone in Germany loves to drives extrem fast... but beeing political correct is also important... so they never officle dropped the 250km/h agreement..but today with better trie technology you can buy removed speed limiter as option for nearly all models


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Viking  10y ago

If I happen to move to Germany the governor is definately comingv off. According to my calculations it should reach about 175 mph.


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Viking  10y ago

I agree with you monkeypop it does not make sense to put a speed governor on a performance car. It really makes no sense for the Mustang GT when the tires on the Brembo pkg are speed rated for 186 mph plus. I cannot find a place near home to reach the limiter safely yet but I still find the fact that it has a governor annoying.


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monkeypop  10y ago

I never understood why car makers would limit top speed. Whats the damn point in making a fast car and then limiting it just because you want to sell it with cheap tires that dont have a high enough speed rating.

Most cars that are limited are so simply because the stock tires cant handle the higher speeds. I\'d for damn sure would be willing to fork over a little extra money for the car maker to use decent set of tires with a speed rating capable of handling the cars true top speed.



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Viking  10y ago

Just to clarify the facts the convertible as tested by Car and Driver reached 0-120 mph in 16.2 seconds, 0-130 mph in 20.2 seconds and 0-140 mph in 24.6 seconds. It was in 5th gear from 110 mph until it hit the governor at 147 mph (near the redline for 5th). 6th gear cannot be used for top speed because of the stock governor, but I suspect that the coupe could reach 175 mph if unrestricted.


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Viking  10y ago

I think that this comparison points out the problem with the 19.7 second 0-200 km/h that came from a different (and inferior) test. The power to weight ratio should also favor the lighter coupe version, 174 lbs lighter according to the scales used by Car and Driver magazine.