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ROAD TEST: Ford Mustang FR500 (concluded)
ARTICLE BY: John Philips, David Dehurst
February 2000
 
 

ACCELERATION Seconds

Zero to 30 mph. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1.9

40 mph. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2.6

50 mph. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.5

60 mph. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4.5

70 mph. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5.9

80 mph. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7.2

90 mph. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8.8

100 mph. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10.9

110 mph. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13.1

120 mph. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15.4

130 mph. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19.2

140 mph. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23.4

150 mph. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28.9

Street start, 5-60 mph. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4.8

Top-gear acceleration, 30-50 mph. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8.3

50-70 mph. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9.0

Standing 1/4-mile. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13.0 sec @ 110 mph

Top speed (redline limited). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 168 mph

BRAKING

70-0 mph @ impending lockup. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 185 ft

Fade. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . none light moderate heavy

HANDLING

Roadholding, 300-ft-dia skidpad. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0.94 g

Understeer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . MINIMAL moderate excessive

PROJECTED FUEL ECONOMY

EPA city driving. . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 mpg

EPA highway driving. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 mpg

INTERIOR SOUND LEVEL

Idle. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64 dBA

Full-throttle acceleration. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87 dBA

70-mph cruising. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80 dBA

70-mph coasting. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75 dBA

 
 
 
 
 
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