what is the top speed of mustang

Asked by Sep 02, 2008 at 02:34 PM about the 2009 Ford Mustang V6

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what is the top speed of mustang?          

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275

the v8 is 150 the v6 should be a little under that.

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35

is 150 MPH controlled

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i've got a 98 gt with a PI motor, and stock rear end, top is 160, used gps.

275

even the v6???

175

The 2008 GT500KR is the most powerful and quickest Mustang ever. With the help of a shorter final drive (3.73:1 versus the GT500's 3.31:1), it stomps to 60 mph in only 4.3 seconds and roars through the quarter mile in 12.3 seconds at 115 mph, according to Ford. The car gallops on to an electronically limited top speed of 155 mph.

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175

For a 2007 Mustang GT...149 as set by Ford at the factory.

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25

Remember the FACTORY will only let it go 150 you can buy chips and programming mods that will elliminate the "electronic Governer" ad allow your GT to go a whole lot FASTER!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Remember the factory has to put certain limitations on their vehicles due to government standards.... even a Viper will top out at just shy of 150 because of the Governer.. if you really want to see what a stang can do loose the governenr and put your foot on the floor!

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215

Which year? Which Engine? My 1965 200 straight 6 tops out at 96 MPH. I dont know what my 1996 V6 tops out at. I havent had a chance to test it but I have gotten it up to 100 so far.

215

There is not a GT500KR for 2008. They do intend to have one in 2009 but they have not yet made one.

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Sorry to tell you mate it's not the government that makes them put the governors in... Some do it because the vehicle becomes unstable at high speed (As is the case with the mustang (It begins to provide lift hence why the raced ones have fairly steep pitches on the spoiler/wings) Some are put in because a certain RPM ranges under load they loose valve control resulting in excess wear or failure... Some do it because most tires aren't designed for high speed and enabling a vehicle to go that speed is likeing handing a serial killer a gun Some do it because of agreements between auto manufacturer's Others do it for safety reasons since it's outside the realm of the average idiot driving on the streets ability to control. I think that covers why it's done.... For future reference the government regulations are here... http://www.nhtsa.dot.gov/cars/rules/import/fmvss/index.html This site doesn't give you details but it tells you the regulations to which vehicles in the US must apply unless granted special approval.

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That's funny. I just drove GT500KR a couple of months ago. For a car that hasn't been made yet it ran 12.4 @ 114 MPH on street tires in very crappy conditions. Look it even has my name on it! :) As to the question at hand the 2009 Ford Mustang V6 should be speed limited to 105 or 110 MPH. The stock tires are only "H" rated tires meaning that they are only rated for a maximum speed of 118 MPH.

205

The stock V6 tires are BF Goodrich Traction T/A tires with a speed rating of "H" (118MPH) so the car is most likely going to be limited to 105 or 110 MPH.

25

I stand corrected sir.

115

115 I ran our of road lol in a V6...which top speed is 137, though the tires are rated at 130mph

215

They may already be in production but the KR is not supposed to come out til the 2009 production year.

175

Did you see the pilot series Knight Rider with the new Shelby GT500KR??? Yes, the car has been made but only a few are available.

175

The problem with going over 115 with the 2005-2008 V6 is the driveshaft. There have been reports of it coming apart. If you plan on driving at high speeds a lot, you better plan on purchasing an alumninum driveshaft.

215

I did not see it but I knew that they were using a Shelby for it. I know that they have made them but I am fairly sure that you cannot get them until next year. Hence them being a 2009 car.

25

I don't know. My speedo stops at around 120...

25

I have a 2007 V6 mustang with the pony package that added Pirelli Z rating tires and I have a governor that stops it at 115 mph. It runs that fast at about 4500 or maybe even 5000 rpm so it's not like it's maxing on power but It probably would not be wise to go much faster.

5

i have a 2000 mustang Jack Roush edition stage 3 which comes with a supercharger and in a 1/4 mile ive gotten it up to 130mph

For a v-8 about 155, depends on the rear end gears.

5

Lower gears give you a higher top speed but slower acceleration

255

Well I know that the 99-04 GT's governor kicks in around 150 or 155mph. The v6 being 135mph I believe. So I would imagine the 05-09 governors kick in at about the same speed.

i have a 2000 base v6 manuel everything is stock and it tops out at 118, a little before the 120 mark on the speedometer.

I've gotten my 2000 3.8 up to 116 at 3500 rpm before the governor kicked in. The sweet spot for torque to speed ratio is about 95 in 3rd.

Talk about jumping up on you

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