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5th February 2016, 03:58 PM
fairly predicable conclusion by drive


Ford Mustang GT v Holden Commodore SS-V v Chrysler 300 SRT comparison review

America's iconic Ford Mustang and Chrysler 300 SRT take on our homegrown V8 hero - the Holden Commodore SS-V.

Stephen Ottley
February 5 2016 - 6:30AM

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Now is a very good time to buy a V8.

Petrol prices may not be what they used to be and environmentalists will frown at you, but when it comes to choice right here, right now is a great time to celebrate the good old bent eight.

After more than 50 years of waiting, Ford has finally delivered the Mustang down under. And it couldn't have come a moment too soon, with the demise of the locally-made Ford Falcon on the horizon and the Holden Commodore SS-V to follow next year.

America's iconic Ford Mustang and Chrysler 300 SRT take on our homegrown V8 hero - the Holden Commodore SS-V.

This is like a fantasy sports clash come to life - think Pete Sampras vs Roger Federer, Michael Jordan vs LeBron James or Ayrton Senna vs Lewis Hamilton.

American icon vs Australian classic - the all-new Ford Mustang GT going up against the Holden Commodore SS-V Redline.

This is the ultimate Ford vs Holden head-to-head. But we couldn't leave it as just a simple two-car fight. Not when Chrysler is offering an equally potent 300 SRT with a mean Hemi under the bonnet.

Not to preempt the result, but there are no losers in this contest. All three of these V8s are fantastic cars that any muscle car lover would be proud to own. But which one stands ahead of the pack?

Ford Mustang GT

To see a Ford Mustang sitting above a sun-kissed Aussie beach is something surreal. For more than five decades the 'Stang has come to define American performance cars. It is famous around the world, despite never really leaving American shores.

But now it is here, on Australian terra firma and tearing up Australian roads.

Never have I driven a car that turns so many heads. I lost count of the amount of people I saw mouth the words "it's a Mustang" and from an incredibly diverse cross-section of society - young, old, male, female, etc.

But looks and heritage are one thing - backing it up is something else entirely.

5th February 2016, 04:07 PM
First time we've seen isolated or head to head performance times from the Mustang.

5.6 0-100 is modest but its all relative to the others as 5.3 and 4.9 are a bit off hero times for the Redline or SRT8 as well.

5th February 2016, 05:25 PM
.......it recorded a 5.3 seconds 0-100km/h time, despite carrying an extra pair of doors compared to the Mustang.......

I hate the way they always pump up the commodore - "oh it was .1 of a second quicker DESPITE having two more doors"... wank wank wank

Yeah, you forgot to mention another 1.2litres or nearly 25% more cubic inches :argh: :argh: :argh:

5th February 2016, 05:41 PM
I got laughed at for suggesting it but GT Mustang is XR spec, it isn't that much lighter than a Falcon and will likely be slower than an XR6t 0-100.

Once the Sprints are gone we will desperately need a Miami power plant option, not aftermarket dealer fitted, from the factory.

Franco Cozzo
17th February 2016, 07:58 AM
One of the guys on AFF put the 5L GT Mustang on the dyno:


17th February 2016, 08:24 AM
One of the guys on AFF put the 5L GT Mustang on the dyno:


So Mustang was 215 RWKW and Redline 229??

Franco Cozzo
17th February 2016, 08:43 AM
So Mustang was 215 RWKW and Redline 229??

Commodore 215KW and Mustang 229KW, full thread:


There is something about the whole exhaust system being a POS on the second page, full exhaust and tune picked up 40RWKW.

What are these things advertised at the engine as? It seems a bit low at the wheels, maybe taking a page out of GMs book with the creative power figures quoted.

17th February 2016, 09:00 AM
They may read low on a dyno but not with a stop watch. I'd rate them about equal to an XR6t.

Franco Cozzo
17th February 2016, 11:36 AM
Looking at that graph it looks like the LS3 has it all over the 5L up until 180kmh.

dash gt
17th February 2016, 03:48 PM
That sounds like a low reading for an LS3...

I would question that dyno even though he says its accurate.