fast gal on here with summer tires and a unleashed tune ran a 12.6, not sure of mphI know that's Marcelino Sotolongo. He's on a few of the fusion Facebook groups. Hes tuned by CD3performance(Troy walls). His fastest time I saw a few months back was 13.1 at 105. I bet they've worked up a better tune. That thing was movin
Any Given Sunday!
That's the thing with the Sport though. Anybody can drive it to its full potential. AWD, automatic, smooth, deceptively fast. It's a recipe for stop light drag racing success. Everyone likes to think their car is as fast as the times listed in their favorite car mag. Real world with your typical driver and variable road conditions, this just isn't the case. With the Sport the variables have much less affect IMO.
Car and Driver, 2015 Mustang GT 6-speed manual
1/4 mile 13.0 @ 112mph
You can bet this was the best time a very good driver was able to get with many attempts.
So a Mustang GT owner is bragging about his car going 0-60 in 4.4s and the FuSpo owner says his(tuned) can do 4.6s. Mustang owner scoffs, "yeah right".
Who do you think has the better chance walking out to their car and laying down say a 4.8s 0-60?
Any Given Sunday.
Truth!the 380 Lbs of torque is what makes the sport special. Off the line it kills most cars.
Well trap speed really doesn't necessarily mean car will win 1/4 mile race, still, it is time that counts. Basically, there is a lot to traction and low end power/torque as well. We should look at the acceleration curve to estimate who is indeed faster (i.e. FuSpo can have better 60' and maybe 1/8 but lose at 1/4 as we have seen here, but could also win 1/4 with lower trap speed if it builds enough of a advantage in the first 1/8th).The trap speed of a stock GT being 112MPH is way faster than the Fusions 105-106MPH tuned. Had that race been a full 1/4mile, the Mustang would have walked the Fusion hard on the top end.
My 14 GT auto ran a 12.74 my first pass ever, DA of 1600 I think. Bone stock except a 295 NT05 (not a drag radial).Ok so a few issues. First off all, that race was only a 1/8th mile, so the Fusions AWD is obviously going to win off the line and a good chunk of the 1/8th. Also Trap speed is pretty static regardless of driver ability, it can vary 1-2 mph based on driver, but really as long as you shift without bouncing the rev limiter its not going to change much. The trap speed of a stock GT being 112MPH is way faster than the Fusions 105-106MPH tuned. Had that race been a full 1/4mile, the Mustang would have walked the Fusion hard on the top end. Also to your comment about drag times and magazines being inaccurate, remember nearly every Magazines times for the Sport was low 14s around 98-99MPH. Based on these forums Id say the average time for a stock Fusion is mid to high 13s at 99-100MPH. The mustang IS a faster car than a tuned fusion, but when racing from a dead stop and only 1/8th of a mile, the higher HP and speed numbers of the Mustang are not able to be fully utilized. Also from a quick youtube, seems most stock 5.0 GTs run 12.6-110-112MPH, i dont think it requires a very good driver to hit those times.
A tuned Fusion will out run a stock mustang in the 1/8th and it has a good shot in the 1/4. It all depends on the driver mod since a little spin can cost .5 second.My 14 GT auto ran a 12.74 my first pass ever, DA of 1600 I think. Bone stock except a 295 NT05 (not a drag radial).
No burnout, no cool down, I wasn't even sure if I had 93, as I had been running 87 in winter (only a 7 HP difference anyway).
Handling and braking suck in that GT, and thats compared to my 2.0 AWD fusion. But the GT was $26K and change new,
got a used (new in package) 675 HP Roush TVS ($4500), VMP tune/X4 ($700) different set of chinese Bullits and a set of 305 drag radials ($700,
run on the street, todays drag radials are fine outside of snow or heavy rain), couple rear suspension links ($700).
So I'm well into the 11's, maybe high 10's, trapping MPH in the 1/8th, what FS traps in the 1/4, for well under $35K
FS is great car (I still want one), especially all around daily driver. It's the refined, auto EVO (vice the handling maybe), but lets not get crazy
about the quickest FS ever, beating up on stock stangs with horrible drivers.