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1989 Mustang LX (Modified) vs. 1999 Porsche 911 Carrera


     So you modified your Mustang, and want to know how it holds up to the other exotics? The Posrche 911 Carrera has an MSRP $77,880.00.
 
     The Mustang used in this test, has the modifications listed below, plus 245/16/50 rear tires mounted on the stock wheels.
 
Price Breakdown For The Mustang
Trick Flow Twisted Wedge Heads $995.00
E303 Cam $167.00
Cobra Intake $399.00
Exhuast 2.5" - Headers, H-pipe, Mufflers $440.00
3.73 Gears $190.00
Avg Price of Car in Good Condition $3500.00
Total $5691.00

 
Test Modified LX 911 Carrera
0-30 MPH 1.4 1.7
0-40 MPH 2.7 2.4
0-50 MPH 3.6 3.9
0-60 MPH 4.5 4.9
0-70 MPH 6.2 6.0
0-80 MPH 7.4 8.1
0-90 MPH 8.7 9.8
0-100 MPH 11.0 11.6
1/4 Mile 13.1 13.4
Trap Speed 111.1 MPH 108.0 MPH
Top Speed 174 175

 
     I think it is fair to say the Mustang is faster. The catch here is the Mustang is definitely not near as graceful as the Porsche. Personally though, I have more fun when the car is loud and obnoxious, gives it a true muscle car feel.
 



 
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