How fast will a stock 05 be in 1/4?

Discussion in '2005 - 2009 Specific Tech' started by JayZ, Jan 11, 2004.


  1. JayZ

    JayZ New Member

    Joined:
    Oct 31, 2003
    Messages:
    27
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    My 02 was low 14s @ 97 stock. Now of course it's high 12s @ 107 with the usual bolt-ons NA. However, with the 05 coming with more hp, 300 hp, from the factory what is the projected 1/4 times and speed in stock form?
     
    #1
  2. yellow5.0cobra

    yellow5.0cobra Founding Member

    Joined:
    Jul 25, 2002
    Messages:
    2,867
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    In the garage, On the floor.
    13.5 stone stoc1k0. Is my guess.

    But anything can happen, its an ALL NEW CHASSIS, it can be lower or higher. We dont know how it will respond, or even how the rear suspension will do for launching.

    Time will tell.
     
    #2
  3. skywarp

    skywarp New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 29, 2003
    Messages:
    396
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    The car has 40 more HP and weighs about 125lbs more give or take. Stock gear is a 3.31 correct. I agree with the above. The only difference being how well will the 05 respond to current mods? Being an entire new engine. A tune with the VCT, catback,and other traditional bolt ons might see some worthwhile gains.
     
    #3
  4. 351CJ

    351CJ New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 12, 2002
    Messages:
    1,769
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    0
    According to the latest info, V8 & V6 Auto = 3.31, V8 MTX = 3.55

    I concur with the above 1/4 mile estimates for a GT MTX.
     
    #4
  5. skywarp

    skywarp New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 29, 2003
    Messages:
    396
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Oh man. Those 3.55s are standard. Some things do get better with age. :D:
     
    #5
  6. tylers65

    tylers65 I've got your tool right here!

    Joined:
    Jan 7, 2001
    Messages:
    3,672
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    57
    Location:
    Tacoma, WA
    With the advent of VCT in the 4.6 3V heads. I would think that the HP and TQ curves are going to be dramatically different than the current motor. This could mean big things as far as 1/4 times are concerned.

    I would like to see a Dyno chart on one before I cared to speculate.
     
    #6
  7. 351CJ

    351CJ New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 12, 2002
    Messages:
    1,769
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    0
    You could be right Tyler, we may be pleasantly surprised. A while back someone who claimed his next door neighbor is a team Mustang engineer told him the following when he asked him how the 2005 Mustang came out.

    " There are some things that came out the way we wanted and there are some things we wish had come out better. But if there is one thing that we really got right it's the V8 engine."

    The quote may not be 100% correct because I'm going from memory (this was about 4 weeks ago. I give some credibility to that person's post because he did say that his Ford engineer neighbor had not told him anything specific about the 2005 Stang.

    In any case, I sure hope that story is the real deal. :banana:
     
    #7
  8. ZStanger

    ZStanger Founding Member

    Joined:
    Mar 10, 2002
    Messages:
    337
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Pity City
    I saw in either in Hot Rod or Motor Trend 13.9's at 100-ish MPH.
     
    #8
  9. tylers65

    tylers65 I've got your tool right here!

    Joined:
    Jan 7, 2001
    Messages:
    3,672
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    57
    Location:
    Tacoma, WA
    But because they never got to actually test a 2005 Mustang, it is merely speculation on their part.
     
    #9
  10. Z28x

    Z28x New Member

    Joined:
    Sep 20, 2003
    Messages:
    658
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Albany NY
    13.7-13.8

    More HP but a little heavier. I wonder if the auto will be able to hang with the manual this time.
     
    #10
  11. TR03Mach1

    TR03Mach1 Member

    Joined:
    May 31, 2002
    Messages:
    451
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Location:
    New Castle, Delaware USA
    Just a wild guess

    From what I've seen and read, I would think that a bone stock '05 GT w/m5, could go from the dealer to the drag strip and rip off a mid 13 second run at about 102-104 mph. That's with traction control off, of course! :D :hail2: :nice:
     
    #11
  12. Steeda90GT

    Steeda90GT Founding Member

    Joined:
    Aug 8, 2002
    Messages:
    715
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Central Jersey
    Who knows with its all new chasis...but if I had to guess, judging by the HP, weight, and gearing I would probably say mid 13s@103mph...which would still be considerably slower than the LS1s.

    My cousin's STOCK LS1 trapped @107mph :nonono:
     
    #12
  13. GinoGT

    GinoGT Founding Member

    Joined:
    Aug 12, 2002
    Messages:
    1,895
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    36
    Magazine drivers suck. Motor Trend got a 14.1 in a Mach 1.........:nonono: Idiots. :notnice:
     
    #13
  14. YZBot

    YZBot Founding Member

    Joined:
    Oct 22, 2001
    Messages:
    199
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    MN
    If it is underated just a tiny bit (5-10hp) and weighs what we think it will I calculated the mtx gt to be capable of 13.4@103mph. It crosses the quarter in 3rd gear at around 6000rpm. I'm estimating this off of a 99 cobra dyno with a modified power curve to match expectations of the vvt technology. The weight distribution should help to make launches easier and more consistant.

    I did the same thing the with auto gt and came up with numbers 'very' close to the mtx. 2nd and 3rd on the auto are going to be the killer gears.
     
    #14
  15. GelatiCruiser

    GelatiCruiser Founding Member

    Joined:
    Jun 7, 2002
    Messages:
    1,083
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    1 Mile South of Somewhere.
    Never believe what rags get out of cars. I'm sure they'll be in the mid 13's...maybe somewhere around 13.4-13.6....minor bolt-on's and that puppy would get you deep into the 12's!! Let's hope it's the same for the GTO.
     
    #15
  16. GTvert01

    GTvert01 New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 24, 2003
    Messages:
    656
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    West Plains, MO
    I agree, I have seen a couple articles that just blew my mind.Hot Rod magazine is a waste of time, I'm surprised they had a ford product in it.I saw that they raced the mach 1 against a new gto and got beat.They even said they ran the mustang on back to back runs (which sucked),while they iced down the gto.What a waste of time.I think it was motor trend that said that the subaru wrx was on the same level as the 03 cobra in their comparison.I can't remember the exact time, but it was mid to low 13s at some ungodly speed which leaves me to believe they have no idea what they are doing behind the wheel of anything with power.Where do I apply for the 1/4 mile testing job?
     
    #16
  17. GinoGT

    GinoGT Founding Member

    Joined:
    Aug 12, 2002
    Messages:
    1,895
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    36
    :rlaugh:

    Hey! I want an application too!

    I didn't know a catted X-pipe would make me .2 seconds faster than a Mach 1. :rolleyes:

    Another thing to remember is the new rear suspension setup: Panhard bar and a torque arm. :nice:
     
    #17

Share This Page