Chevrolet Corvette C5 Comm. Edition Targa vs Ford Mustang GT 5.0

Picture of Corvette C5 Comm. Edition Targa
Picture of Ford Mustang GT 5.0
Category Corvette C5 Comm.Ford Mustang GT 5.0
Engine layout 5.7 l V85.0 l V8
Max power (ps / bhp) 355 / 350418 / 412
Max torque (Nm / lb-ft) 509 / 375527 / 389
Curb weight (kg / lb) 1452 / 32011648 / 3633
Power / tonne (ps / bhp) 244 / 241254 / 250

Performance

Category Corvette C5 Comm.Ford Mustang GT 5.0
0 - 100 kph 5.2 s4.6 s
0 - 200 kph 17.9 s17.5 s
Est. 100 - 200 kph 12.7 s12.9 s
Est. 1/8 mile 9.4 s @ 91.3 mph9.0 s @ 93.8 mph
Top speed 274 kph (170 mph)245 kph (152 mph)
Est. max acceleration 0.60 g (6 m/s²)0.68 g (7 m/s²)

Summary

Category Corvette C5 Comm.Ford Mustang GT 5.0
Track Performance 00
Straight line speed 519567
Total 519567

Verdict

Mustang GT 5.0 is the fastest by a small margin.

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Viking  11y ago

Wrong. I raced my 2002 Corvette for several years and it would be easily beaten on just about any track by the new 2011 Mustang GT 5.0. Only in top speed does the C5 Corvette have the upper hand. The Mustang has a governor which limits its top speed. De-limited the Mustang would still top out at only about 172 to 175 mph despite its 412 hp because its drag coefficient is rather poor and its frontal area is rather large. The Mustang has a much better power to weight ratio than the C5 Corvette, the computer is obviously using an incorrect curb weight for the 5.0.