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Sorry guys i know nothing about cars, but would a 2008 3.6L DI CTS beat a 2002 V8 Mustang Gt in a race? This saying both are automatic transmission.
 

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2002 Mustang Gt 0-60: 5.5

2008 CTS DI 0-60: 5.8
 

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I think the true question is how about on the curves. The suspension on the CTS is significantly more sophisticated than the mustang. I also think you'd be more confident at the limit than the mustang. Even though it doesn't have as much power I think it would be close or the CTS would win. Yes, I know the CTS is heavier but I still think it would be a good run.
 

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Sorry guys i know nothing about cars, but would a 2008 3.6L DI CTS beat a 2002 V8 Mustang Gt in a race? This saying both are automatic transmission.
Very Doubtful. Especially in a drag race. CTS might have more h/p, but the Stang has more tq & weighs less.
 

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The times are close enough that it could be a close driver's race. Hitchem up and go for it, if anything it should be fun. :lildevil:

Take it to a track for safeties sake!!
 

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That Mustang has nothing on the 08 3.6DI.. you all forgot to factor in age, that stang is 5+ years old. I would really be hesitant to race a car thats a 2008 with 300hp, especially if I'm in an old ford. It would be a totally different story if your friend has an 08 GT.

That 0-60 et was done when the car was brand new.

Hands down, my money is on the CTS.
 

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OP said both were automatics. The Mustang had a 4 speed, the CTS a 6 speed. What are the gear ratios of the lower gears? What rear-end gears are in both? The 3.6DI has 44 more HP than the 02 Mustang, but 29 pound-feet less torque. What is the weight difference? Could the transmission and overall gear ratios overcome the weight and torque differences??? Too many unknowns.
 

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trueeee.

I had an 03 Acura TL type S automatic and I beat a 99 M3 stick... didnt think I could but I did.. 3 times, also with the same car I beat a 90 something 5.0 LX ... he asked me what I had done to the car.. I told him I took out the engine and put a mouse on a wheel lol......

with my 05 when I first got it... I beat a new Audi.. dont know the make but it wasnt the A4 it was the larger sedan
 
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