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Old 01-12-2011, 06:12 PM   #109
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It's interesting to see from motor trends early tester how the camaro and the mustang convertibles stack up to each other. I know these are not test's that were done on the same track or on the same day but it's arguable that the camaro test had a much worse test day due to the so-cal rainy weather during this article. Just take it for what it's worth until a side by side test between the two comes out.

2011 Camaro SS convertible 6 spd man:
0-60 mph 4.9 sec, 1/4 13.2 sec@109.2 mph

2011 Mustang GT convertible 6 spd man:
0-60 mph 5.3/5.0 sec w/1 foot roll out, 1/4 13.5 sec@105.4 mph

2011 Mustang GT convertible 6 spd man:
0-60 mph 4.7 sec, 1/4 13.2 sec@108 mph


2011 Chevrolet Camaro SS Convertible manual

POWERTRAIN/CHASSIS
DRIVETRAIN LAYOUT Front engine, RWD
ENGINE TYPE 90-deg V-8, aluminum block/heads
VALVETRAIN OHV, 2 valves/cyl
DISPLACEMENT 376.1 cu in/6162 cc
COMPRESSION RATIO 10.7:1
POWER (SAE NET) 426 hp @ 5900 rpm*
TORQUE (SAE NET) 420 lb-ft @ 4600 rpm*
REDLINE 6500 rpm
WEIGHT TO POWER 9.7 lb/hp
TRANSMISSION 6-speed manual
AXLE/FINAL-DRIVE RATIO 3.45:1/1.97:1
SUSPENSION, FRONT; REAR Struts, coil springs, anti-roll bar; multilink, coil springs, anti-roll bar
STEERING RATIO 16.1:1
TURNS LOCK-TO-LOCK 2.5
BRAKES, F;R 14.0-in vented disc; 14.4-in vented disc, ABS
WHEELS, F;R 8.0 x 20-in; 9.0 x 20-in, cast aluminum
TIRES, F;R 245/40ZR20 103Y; 275/40ZR20 106Y Pirelli PZero
DIMENSIONS
WHEELBASE 112.3 in
TRACK, F/R 63.7/63.7 in
LENGTH x WIDTH x HEIGHT 190.4 x 75.5 x 54.7 in
TURNING CIRCLE 37.7 ft
CURB WEIGHT 4116 lb
WEIGHT DIST, F/R 51/49%
SEATING CAPACITY 4
HEADROOM, F/R 37.8/35.7 in
LEGROOM, F/R 42.4/30.0 in
SHOULDER ROOM, F/R 56.8/42.4 in
CARGO VOLUME (TOP UP/DN) 10.2/7.9 cu ft


TEST DATA
ACCELERATION TO MPH
0-30 2.0 sec
0-40 2.8
0-50 3.7
0-60 4.9
0-70 6
0-80 7.7
0-90 9.3
0-100 11.2
PASSING, 45-65 MPH 2.2
QUARTER MILE 13.2 sec @ 109.2 mph
BRAKING, 60-0 MPH 107 ft
LATERAL ACCELERATION 0.89 g (avg)
MT FIGURE EIGHT 25.9 sec @ 0.61 g (avg)
TOP-GEAR REVS @ 60 MPH 1300 rpm


CONSUMER INFO
BASE PRICE $37,500
PRICE AS TESTED $42,280
STABILITY/TRACTION CONTROL Yes/yes
AIRBAGS Dual front, front side
BASIC WARRANTY 3 yrs/36,000 miles
POWERTRAIN WARRANTY 5 yrs/100,000 miles
ROADSIDE ASSISTANCE 5 yrs/100,000 miles
FUEL CAPACITY 18.8 gal
EPA CITY/HWY ECON 16/24 mpg
ENERGY CONS., CITY/HWY 211/140 kW-hrs/100 miles
CO2 EMISSIONS 1.03 lb/mile
RECOMMENDED FUEL Unleaded premium
*SAE CERTIFIED


Read more: http://www.motortrend.com/roadtests/...#ixzz1ArmaiPAa

Compared to the 2011 Mustang GT convertible 5.0 manual by Inside Lines from Edmunds:

Vehicle: 2011 Ford Mustang GT Convertible
Odometer: 1,689.2
Date: 10/16/10
Driver: Chris Walton
Price: $41,705


Specifications:
Drive Type: Rear-wheel drive
Transmission Type: Six-speed manual
Engine Type: 5.0-liter DOHC four valves per cylinder, variable intake, V8
Displacement (cc/cu-in): 4,995/302
Redline (rpm): 7,000
Horsepower (hp @ rpm): 412 @ 6,500
Torque (lb-ft @ rpm): 390 @ 4,250
Brake Type (front): 14-inch ventilated discs with four-piston fixed calipers
Brake Type (rear): 11.8-inch ventilated disc with 2-piston sliding calipers
Steering System: Electric-assist power steering
Suspension Type (front): MacPherson strut, stabilizer bar
Suspension Type (rear): Solid live axle, limited slip
Tire Size (front): P255/40R19 96W
Tire Size (rear): P255/40R19 96W
Tire Brand: Goodyear
Tire Model: Eagle F1 Supercar

Tire Type: Summer Performance
Wheel size: 19-by-9.0 inches front and rear
Wheel material (front/rear): Aluminum
As tested Curb Weight (lb): 3,726


Test Results:
0-30 (sec): 2.3
0-45 (sec): 3.7
0-60 (sec): 5.3
0-75 (sec): 7.5
1/4-Mile (sec @ mph): 13.5 @ 105.4
0-60 with 1-ft Rollout (sec): 5.0
30-0 (ft): 29
60-0 (ft): 116
Slalom (mph): 68.0 ( 65.5 w/traction control on)
Skid Pad Lateral acceleration (g): 0.88 (0.88 w/traction control on)
Db @ Idle: 51
Db @ Full Throttle: 89.7
Db @ 70 mph Cruise: 74.3



Compared to the 2011 Mustang GT convertible 5.0 manual by Car & Driver:

VEHICLE TYPE: front-engine, rear-wheel-drive, 4-passenger, 2-door convertible
PRICE AS TESTED: $41,765 (base price: $35,495)
ENGINE TYPE: DOHC 32-valve V-8, aluminum block and heads, port fuel injection
Displacement: 302 cu in, 4951 cc
Power (SAE net): 412 bhp @ 6500 rpm
Torque (SAE net): 390 lb-ft @ 4250 rpm
TRANSMISSION: 6-speed manual
DIMENSIONS:
Wheelbase: 107.1 in Length: 188.1 in
Width: 73.9 in Height: 55.8 in
Curb weight: 3754 lb


C/D TEST RESULTS:
Zero to 60 mph: 4.7 sec
Zero to 100 mph: 11.4 sec
Zero to 140 mph: 24.6 sec
Street start, 5–60 mph: 5.0 sec
Standing -mile: 13.2 sec @ 108 mph
Top speed (governor limited): 147 mph
Braking, 70–0 mph: 162 ft
Roadholding, 300-ft-dia skidpad: 0.88 g
FUEL ECONOMY:
EPA city/highway driving: 17/26 mpg
C/D observed: 15 mpg

These times are almost identical to each other and really shows how the low end torque and grip from the camaro's chassis setup helps it even with a 300-400 lb. penalty in weight compared to the mustangs posted curb weight.

Great job as usual Camaro Team!!!
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