• 2013 Roush Supercharged Ford Mustang 5.0 versus ESS Supercharged DCT BMW M3 at the drag strip

      A lot of comparisons have been made between the 5.0 Mustang and the M3 despite these being cars appealing to different demographics. The M3 being the benchmark of its class and a more expensive vehicle so it should surprise nobody that Ford aspires to compare against the best. What is surprising however is that this Mustange 5.0 running a Roush supercharger pushing 9 psi of boost has its hands more than full with a DCT M3 running an entry level non-intercooled supercharger kit with only 6 psi of boost.


      In the video the M3 takes the race but the timeslips show the Mustang was quicker and slightly faster (reaction time is a large factor in a race). The M3 with its smaller motor is able to take the race thanks to its quicker shifting transmission and higher redline. The owner of the M3 switched his exhaust setup which is costing him about a mile per hour of trap speed so we can call this one a draw. Pretty interesting considering the smaller motor and non-intercooled supercharger running low boost.

      The video makes it evident the M3 is making more efficient use of its power. No surprise thanks to the higher redline allowing shorter gearing and the transmission providing much quicker shifts.

      This article was originally published in forum thread: 2013 Roush Supercharged 5.0 Vs BMW M3 ESS DCT started by LostMarine View original post
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      1. Flinchy's Avatar
        Flinchy -
        I find it amusing that such a new car already has supercharger kits Click here to enlarge
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Flinchy Click here to enlarge
        I find it amusing that such a new car already has supercharger kits Click here to enlarge
        Domestic plus it isn't all that new any longer.
      1. Flinchy's Avatar
        Flinchy -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        Domestic plus it isn't all that new any longer.
        Yeah, was sorta pointing out how fast the shops crank out power kits for locally produced models, where euro/japanese cars tend to take months + to get more than exhaust/basic tunes... even the GT-86/FR-S/BR-Z .. i don't think supercharger/turbo kits are QUITE.. ready for the public.. and that's a car with insane demand, that was marketed on being modifiable/sporty.

        how old is it? mid 2012 i thought?.. i honestly don't keep track of these sorts of cars often, can't buy them here anyway.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Flinchy Click here to enlarge
        how old is it? mid 2012 i thought?.. i honestly don't keep track of these sorts of cars often, can't buy them here anyway.
        Where is here?

        It's a little over a year old now.
      1. Flinchy's Avatar
        Flinchy -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        Where is here?

        It's a little over a year old now.
        'Straya

        Ahh, wow, shows how much attention i pay lol

        I believe we're getting the mustang (and camaro possibly?) RHD in the next couple of years sometime, but it'll cost $100k+ and only be owned by crazy enthuusiasts.
      1. M3ntal's Avatar
        M3ntal -
        LM,

        You're back in town? I'm ready for a rematch Click here to enlarge
      1. inlineS54B32's Avatar
        inlineS54B32 -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Flinchy Click here to enlarge
        'Straya

        Ahh, wow, shows how much attention i pay lol

        I believe we're getting the mustang (and camaro possibly?) RHD in the next couple of years sometime, but it'll cost $100k+ and only be owned by crazy enthuusiasts.
        What the F???!???!!! 100 large for a Mustang, make that OVER 100k. Why in the hell is this so? That's wildly expensive for a car like this - is it an import tax of some sort? Crazy enthusiasts is right - at that price point, there are 100k better choices. Click here to enlarge