93 vs. 2004 vs. 2005 mustangs

I know that: (1)stock 93 mustang Gt has 235 hp, (2)stock 2004 GT mustang has close to 300 hp (3)and stock 2005 mustang GT has 300 hp, anybody know 0-60 on all of them? If all three were to accelerate from
stop to 60 mph at the same time, do you really see that much difference in accleration between them? or will they be about the same due to more weight on newer models or something? Thanks alot in advance.
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From: snipped-for-privacy@earthlink.net I know that: (1)stock 93 mustang Gt has 235 hp, (2)stock 2004 GT mustang has close to 300 hp (3)and stock 2005 mustang GT has 300 hp, anybody know 0-60 on all of them? If all three were to accelerate from stop to 60 mph at the same time, do you really see that much difference in accleration between them? or will they be about the same due to more weight on newer models or something? Thanks alot in advance.
=========== hi - it's one size fits all. what many forget is the torque side of the picture. horsepower is the rate of which work is being performed, but torque is the twisting motion.
one can get different outcomes by changing these two characteristics. for example, changing the rear end from a 2.89 to a 3.27 will definitely change how the car accelerates and yet, nothing was done to the horsepower of the engine.
i hear a lot about zero to 60 times when people talk about cars, and you will find that if the manufacture or driving magazine is slanted on a particular model. they can use the numbers they want to produce the desired effects of what they are trying to say.
i wrote that i have a mustang GT auto w/3.27 that will pull zero to 60 under 6 seconds. it was ordered from the factory with everything that is on it and i did not modify it. it only had 225 hp, yet, if you would read the specs for that year, says that the mustang GT was pulling the zero to 60 in the upper 6's.
you can make anything do wild things, can you imagine what the zero to 60 time would be if i put nitrous on it? does this complete with the 2005? i don't know. i'm just trying to point out that there are so many variables that one has to be careful when reading facts and figures.
for example, when i was teaching electronics, i would ask the class - how many times do you see ads of today that go like this? the new xxxx tire is improved and can stop 28% faster!!! than what??? banana peels? the company will maker a statement but it is an open ended statement and the public falls for it.
here's another one..... the xxxx brand aspirin will get into your system 30% faster!!! than what? how many different types of aspirin are there? coated, uncoated, capsules, different brands. nothing is tied to the end of that statement to say that it's 30% faster than the capsule, or coated. then you would have a reference point to make a judgement call.
bottom line, be careful when reading the stats and tie them to a reference point as to weight, horsepower, gear ratios, just to name a few.
a pound of car, whether it is made by ford, chevy, japan, germany, or any other company or country, still weighs the same and has to have energy stored in it in order for it to move.
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You are assuming that the race will end at 60 MPH. The 300 FP of torque in the 2005 and the 5 speed will take the 2005 to 80 and 100 MPH quicker than the 93 or 04. The 93 can not even get near to the 145 top end of the 2005 or even the 140 top end of the 260 HP 04. 40 to 90 advantage BELONGS to the 2005 as well, it run away from the 93 or the 04 in that highway speed mid range..
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You are assuming that the race will end at 60 MPH. The 300 FP of torque in the 2005 and the 5 speed will take the 2005 to 80 and 100 MPH quicker than the 93 or 04. The 93 can not even get near to the 145 top end of the 2005 or even the 140 top end of the 260 HP 04. 40 to 90 advantage BELONGS to the 2005 as well, it run away from the 93 or the 04 in that highway speed mid range.. mike hunt ============= hi mike - you are quite right about what you said the later model cars being different. i was merely pointed out what he was asking. that is the zero to 60 bracket only. he didn't ask about the high end results.
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On Mon, 30 May 2005 16:48:28 -0500, PALMER snipped-for-privacy@webtv.net (c palmer) wrote:

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