C7 Corvette Owners Fear New Mustang GT

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2018 Ford Mustang GT

With a 5.0-liter V8 that churns out 460 hp, Chevrolet C7 Corvette owners aren’t too happy to hear about the new Mustang GT’s performance.

The Ford Mustang GT and Chevrolet C7 Corvette aren’t in the same league. That’s not a bad thing, it’s just a fact. The Corvette is more expensive, only has seating for two, and is more aggressively styled. But Ford’s engineers have managed to get the same amount of horsepower from the Mustang GT’s 5.0-liter V8, as Chevy’s engineers have from the 6.2-liter V8 that’s in the ‘Vette. Clearly, that’s not a good thing for Corvette owners.

The news that the Mustang GT makes the same power as a C7 Corvette didn’t go over too well on our brother site Corvette Forum. Here’s what members had to say when asked if they thought a 2018 Mustang GT could keep up with a C7 Corvette.

“I like to think the Corvette is the better car and, damn, it’s not built to compete with the Mustang,” said Corvette Forum member Walter Raulerson.

2018 Ford Mustang GT

Thill444, a senior member, had a more insightful comment. “I just test-drove a manual 2018 GT with the performance pack a few hours ago,” said Thill444. “To answer your question, the Mustang is fast, but my 2016 Z51 felt a half-second faster and has noticeably more torque.” That should put some Corvette owners’ minds to rest.


‘The 2018 ‘stang is underrated horsepower-wise. The cars run easily 12.0s and trap 117 to 119 mph. That’s not easy to match with a manual base C7.’


“That said, the 2018 GT with 10-speed automatic is a sub four-second, 0-60, and multiple people have hit high 11s in the quarter mile at the drag strip,” added Thill444. “It’s really quick. It would likely be very close on the dragstrip vs the 10 speed with the PP1/PP2 package. I might give the edge to the Mustang. On a track, the Corvette will be faster.”

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