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Old 2nd April 2010, 01:24   #1
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Default Mustang GT 5.0 is back and definitely with a Bang !!!!

The GT 5.0 is definitely in a League of its own. Not just beating it's direct competition like the Camaro SS and Dodge Challenger. But taking it's game to the next level of Nissan 370 Z ,Audi and even BMW . I mean with performance figures like this

0 - 60: 4.3 sec
0 - 100: 10.3 sec
1/4 mile: 12.8 sec at 110.8 mph
Skidpad grip: 0.94g

this is definitely quicker than a BMW M3 and 370 Z without any sort of mods on it. It also beats the Audi S5 hands down (which mind you has AWD setup). Best part it handles even better than most luxury sport coupes like BMW 650i .And for the price and practicality the Mustang offers, this is a Force to Reckon with .

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The wheels look smashing. As for the straight line figures, they are believable, but the skidpad figure and lap times will be something which I doubt will be very impressive. But, its better for us people if it does. So here's to hope. :

What's with the duplicate thread?
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Finally another Mustang lover.
Just check this post of mine http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/intern...ml#post1557655 (Most beautiful car ... ever!) and the thread too
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The figures are impressive for sure, lets see how it handles compares to its German counterparts. I hope they work on the interiors as well.
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As a former Mustang owner, it warms my heart to see Ford making the pony car almost irresistible.

I think your figures are from the Motortrend test. Car and Driver only eked out a 13.2 at 109 run in the quarter and a 11.0 to 100 (as opposed to 10.3 by MotorTrend). 13.2 sounds too slow for its power to weight.

The 5.0 is NOT definitely faster than the M3. MotorTrend tested the M3 DCT at 12.6 and the M3 manual at 12.7 in the quarter. The slowest time I remember for the M3 was a 12.9 by one RoadandTrack test.

Loved reading this bit by Autoblog for the 5.0. Mustang lovers will enjoy reading it again

The bottom line is this: Ford is done messing around. With the release of the 2011 Mustang GT 5.0 there are no more "Yeah, but..." reasons to buy any other pony car. Only serious Mopar-philes would choose the drastically more expensive and substantially worse Dodge Challenger SRT-8 over the Mustang GT. Aside from looks, we can't think of a single area where the similarly priced but slightly more expensive Chevy Camaro SS beats the Mustang. Speed, handling, soundtrack, brakes, interior (the GT is actually creeping into Audi levels of interior sophistication – look at those seats!), fit and finish – you name it, the Mustang's the superior sports car.

Speaking of Audi, the 5.0 makes the 354-hp S5 look like an overpriced slowpoke. We've driven both cars in anger and the 2011 Mustang GT is not only faster, but is actually rear-wheel drive, not a FWD platform fitted with Quattro all-wheel drive. Want us to go even further? We'd prefer the Mustang GT to a BMW 650i. Sure, the BMW has dash leather and... iDrive. But (again), the GT makes more power (the 650i manages 360 hp), handles better and is quieter unless you're really belting the throttle. Also, Sync's a whole lot better than iDrive, even the much improved new iDrive. Not only that, but the GT's new 5.0-liter V8 engine is in another league than (previous) competitors like the Nissan 370Z and Hyundai Genesis Coupe 3.8. Getting the point? In 2011, the Mustang GT is the car to beat. Welcome back, 5.0.

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The wheels look smashing. As for the straight line figures, they are believable, but the skidpad figure and lap times will be something which I doubt will be very impressive. But, its better for us people if it does. So here's to hope. :

What's with the duplicate thread?
I'll bet on the Ford for Awesome lap times. Despite the live rear axle, I still rate Ford higher than it's competitors. They've really improved the Mustang in almost all Departments. The coming of Camaro SS has been a blessing in Disguise for us Mustang Fans .
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@ Tacho : Me too loved the last bit the most :-). Hmm if not the GT 5.0 , Shelby will handle the M3 !!!
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The figures are impressive for sure, lets see how it handles compares to its German counterparts. I hope they work on the interiors as well.
The interiors are really not that bad, maybe not like BMW's or Audi's but they sure as hell beat Camaro in that department. The Camaro sucks big time inside. Think my Octavia's interiors are way better than the Camaro's but GT is decent. And for the price it has to be the best .
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i have always loved this car, it looks awesome.

i guess these figures are in mph & not kmph.


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But taking it's game to the next level of Nissan 370 Z ,Audi and even BMW . I mean with performance figures like this

0 - 60: 4.3 sec
0 - 100: 10.3 sec

1/4 mile: 12.8 sec at 110.8 mph
Skidpad grip: 0.94g

this is definitely quicker than a BMW M3 and 370 Z without any sort of mods on it. It also beats the Audi S5 hands down (which mind you has AWD setup).
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i have always loved this car, it looks awesome.

i guess these figures are in mph & not kmph.
Yes the figures are in Mph only !!!!
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