Reviews V-8 Convertible Muscle Car Performance Showdown Video!

23:16  17 october  2019
23:16  17 october  2019 Source:   motortrend.com

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It's the comparison test that doesn't end: The Chevrolet Camaro vs. Ford Mustang. The two pony cars have been going head to head since the 1960s, and to continue the showdown, we've pitted their convertible variants against each other. This time, both drop-tops are packing over 400 hp and manual transmissions for maximum driver engagement. No rental car specials here, just tire-shredding V-8 convertible muscle cars.

We put the Ford Mustang GT and Chevrolet Camaro SS convertibles through MotorTrend's battery of testing and found two cars that behave so differently from each other. At the limit, the Mustang understeers and snaps into oversteer right when it finally starts to turn, revealing that it's not comfortable when pushed hard. In a straight line, however, the Mustang's drag mode makes it easy to consistently get the same 0-60 mph times. We recorded 4.4 seconds before hitting the quarter mile in 12.7 seconds at 113.6 mph.

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Both cars put down commendable handling performance on the track with 0.98 g of lateral acceleration but the Camaro's 24.3-second figure eight time at an average of 0.82 g makes it the V-8 convertible that dances like a sports car. It stops shorter than the Mustang, too, at 103 feet, further cementing its performance credentials.

Read the full V-8 convertible muscle car comparison test HERE!

Although the Chevrolet Camaro is the better sports car, the Ford Mustang is the easier convertible muscle car to live with. It has a larger trunk even with the top down, a better ride, more interior space, and kid-friendly rear seats. For a big V-8 convertible, those are more important than how fast it can take a corner or how it performs on a race track.

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2019 Chevrolet Camaro Convertible SS

Front-engine, RWD

2019 Ford Mustang Convertible GT

Front-engine, RWD
ENGINE TYPE 90-deg V-8, alum block/heads90-deg V-8, alum block/heads
VALVETRAIN OHV, 2 valves/cylDOHC, 4 valves/cyl
DISPLACEMENT 376.0 cu in/6,162 cc307.4 cu in/5,038 cc
POWER (SAE NET) 455 hp @ 6,000 rpm460 hp @ 7,500 rpm
TORQUE (SAE NET) 455 lb-ft @ 4,400 rpm420 lb-ft @ 4,600 rpm
REDLINE 6,500 rpm7,400 rpm
WEIGHT TO POWER 8.7 lb/hp8.7 lb/hp
TRANSMISSION 6-speed manual6-speed manual
AXLE/FINAL-DRIVE RATIO 3.73:1/1.87:13.73:1/2.32:1
SUSPENSION, FRONT; REAR Struts, coil springs, adj shocks, anti-roll bar; multilink, coil springs, adj shocks, anti-roll barStruts, coil springs, adj shocks, anti-roll bar; multilink, coil springs, adj shocks, anti-roll bar
STEERING RATIO 15.8:116.0:1
BRAKES, F; R 13.6-in vented disc; 13.3-in vented disc, ABS15.0-in vented disc; 13.0-in vented disc, ABS
WHEELS, F;R 8.5 x 20-in; 9.5 x 20-in, cast aluminum9.0 x 19-in; 9.5 x 19-in, cast aluminum
TIRES, F;R 245/40R20 95Y; 275/35R20 98Y Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 3255/40R19; 275/40R19 Michelin Pilot Sport 4S
WHEELBASE 110.7 in107.1 in
TRACK, F/R 63.0/62.9 in62.4/65.1 in
LENGTH x WIDTH x HEIGHT 188.3 x 74.7 x 53.1 in188.5 x 75.4 x 54.9 in
TURNING CIRCLE 38.4 ft40.0 ft
CURB WEIGHT 3,949 lb3,980 lb
WEIGHT DIST, F/R 52/48%53/47%
HEADROOM, F/R 38.5/33.4 in37.6/35.7 in
LEGROOM, F/R 43.9/29.9 in45.1/29.2 in
SHOULDER ROOM, F/R 55.9/50.3 in56.3/44.7 in
CARGO VOLUME 7.3 cu ft11.4 cu ft
0-30 1.8 sec1.9 sec
0-40 2.52.5
0-50 3.33.5
0-60 4.44.4
0-70 5.45.4
0-80 6.86.9
0-90 8.28.3
0-100 9.99.9
0-100-0 13.914.0
PASSING, 45-65 MPH 2.02.0
QUARTER MILE 12.7 sec @ 112.9 mph12.7 sec @ 113.6 mph
BRAKING, 60-0 MPH 103 ft106 ft
LATERAL ACCELERATION 0.98 g (avg)0.98 g (avg)
MT FIGURE EIGHT 24.3 sec @ 0.82 g (avg)24.3 sec @ 0.80 g (avg)
TOP-GEAR REVS @ 60 MPH 1,400 rpm1,700 rpm
BASE PRICE $43,995$45,950
PRICE AS TESTED $52,775$55,735
AIRBAGS 6: Dual front, side/head, knee6: Dual front, side/head, knee
BASIC WARRANTY 3 yrs/36,000 miles3 yrs/36,000 miles
POWERTRAIN WARRANTY 5 yrs/60,000 miles5 yrs/60,000 miles
ROADSIDE ASSISTANCE 5 yrs/60,000 miles5 yrs/60,000 miles
FUEL CAPACITY 19.0 gal16.0 gal
EPA CITY/HWY/COMB ECON 16/24/19 mpg15/24/18 mpg
ENERGY CONS, CITY/HWY 211/140 kW-hrs/100 miles225/140 kW-hrs/100 miles
CO2 EMISSIONS, COMB 1.03 lb/mile1.08 lb/mile
RECOMMENDED FUEL Unleaded premiumUnleaded premium

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