Often we see enthusiasts ask, “What Is The Fastest Mustang?” So we at LMR have compiled a list of the 10 fastest production Mustangs, as delivered from Ford, from reputable sources. We know that many might not completely agree with this list, but we only went off of test data from valid sources, and not old wive's tales, your grampa's stories, or "my buddy's car" stories. Just the facts.
We also didn't put any "tuner" cars on the list, such as the KR, Saleens, Shelby GT's, etc., just the cars as they came from Ford. There are TONS of conflicting magazine times, but we took the ones that we could easily find that are relatively current, and, in our opinion, accurate. Below is a list of the top 10 fastest stock mustangs as well as the Mustang top speeds.
While this production Mustang is not street legal nor does it have a VIN number, it is still impressive with its 5.2 L Supercharged Coyote Engine. This vehicle has been seen deep into the 8’s @ 150 mph in the quarter-mile. Ford has stated that they will only produce a total of 68 models coming in a choice of 2 colors, Oxford White or Race Red. Pricing for this model comes in starting at $130,000!
The new 2020 GT500 Mustang recently came out with it's 1/4 mile time of 10.7 with a staggering 3.3 sec 0-60 time! The engine included to help reach this fantastic time is a 760 HP supercharged 5.2l V8 engine. This will rev up to 7500 RPMs due to its seven-speed dual-clutch transmission.
This Mustang comes in with a base price of almost $74,000 that can be upgraded past $95,000 for a fully loaded model. This 2020 GT500 Mustang comes in 9 different standard color options and 2 premium color options known as Rapid Red and Twister Orange.
With its 600+ hp there is no reason that the 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby Gt500 shouldn't be towards the top of the list! Road & Track tested this beast at a 0-60 of 3.7 seconds and a quarter-mile of 11.7 sec at 135 mph!
To reach this impressive time, this GT500 has been equipped with a 5.8l V8 aluminum-block engine that produces 662 hp and 631 lb-ft of torque! At the time this was the high-producing horsepower engine ever produced in North America.
With it’s 0-60 time, the 2018 Mustang GT was able to get under the 4s at 3.9 sec! The quarter-mile time was just as impressive almost making the 11s at 12.1 sec @ 120 mph! 2018 marked the first year of the redesigned S550 Mustang.
Some of the key exterior features are the lower hood which gives it a more aggressive appearance and full LED headlights now coming standard are just a few of the many new features with this year model.
gracing the track with a 0-60 4 sec time and a quarter-mile time of 12.1 sec, this model Mustang was a force to be reckoned with! The decision to resurrect this iconic Mustang was a brave move on Ford’s part due to us being in some of the darkest days of the recession.
This model produced 444 hp at 7500 RPMs at 380 lb-ft of torque. Exterior color options included Race Red, Comp Orange, Yellow Blaze, Performance White, and Kona Blue.
Reaching 4 sec at 0-60 and 12.2 sec @ 119 mph, the Shelby GT350’s mantra was to create a more accessible performance from some of the pitfalls of the GT500. This track-driven machine comes with a starting price tag of $61,435 which was only $3,295 more than the 2018 model. This is considered by many to be one of the best bang for your buck Mustang models that come in a variety of 9 distinct colors.
While the automatic option for the 2018 Mustang GT performed better, the manual version was no slouch! With a 4.3 sec 0-60 time and 12.6-sec quarter-mile @ 115mph, this model showed that it can hang with some of the top Mustang models out there.
Reaching quarter-mile speeds of 114.2 @ 12.6 sec, this 500 hp and 480 lb-ft; this machine showed what a new business relationship between Carroll Shelby and the Special Vehicle Team could lead to! The goal of this model was to be the all-new SVT Cobra that mirrored the classic Mustang look as well as putting out more power than was ever heard of in a factory-built Mustang at the time.
Coming in at such a close number, we thought this one could be a tie. Both the 03-04 Cobra & 2000 Cobra R performed 12.9 sec @ 112 mph and 12.9 sec @ 110.8 mph, respectively. The 03-04 Cobra wins on mph, but the time is a tie. We did say "quickest", not "fastest".
Spanning two distinct Mustang generations from 2011 to 2015, the GT model numbers remained relatively the same. The 0-60 mph time resulted in 4.5 sec & 1/4 mile time in 13.0 sec.
Car and Driver estimate the new 2020 EcoBoost Mustang with the “High-Performance Pack” will see 22 lbs of boost with a 4.5 second 0-60 time, with a top speed increasing up to 155 mph. This is a 10 mph gain over the previous 2019 EcoBoost Performance Pack model and 34 mph faster than the base EcoBoost Mustang.