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
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
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
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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