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Summary of Magazine Tests - 1982-1993

Here's a summary of all the 3rd generation Mustang GT road tests we've run across, in table format. It's kind of interesting to see how the numbers have changed through the years!

Car
Magazine
0-60
Quarter mile
Braking, 60-0
Skidpad
1982 Hatchback *
Motor Trend, Sept. '81
6.9
16.1 @ 87.2 mph
159 ft.
N/A
1982 Hatchback
Motor, May 22, 1982
8.0
N/A
N/A
0.735 g
1982 Hatchback
Motor Trend, May '82
7.78
16.26 @ 83.7 mph
178 ft.
N/A
1983 Hatchback
Motor Trend, Oct. '82
7.19
16.0 @ 87.3 mph
160 ft.
N/A
1985 Hatchback
Motor Trend, Oct. '84
7.08
15.51 @ 89.7 mph
164 ft.
0.84 g
1985 Hatchback
Road & Track, Dec. '84
7.2
15.9 @ 91.0 mph
151 ft.
0.792 g
1985 Hatchback
Car & Driver, Jan. '85
6.4
14.9 @ 91 mph
N/A
0.79 g
1986 Convertible +
Mustang (Motor Trend), Oct. '86
7.36
15.69 @ 88.9 mph
146 ft.
0.81 g
1986 Hatchback
Mustang, Feb. '86
6.0
14.7 @ 92.0 mph
N/A
0.82 g
1987 Hatchback
Road & Track, Oct. '86
6.7
15.3 @ 93.0 mph
168 ft.
0.80 g
1987 Hatchback $
Automobile, April '87
6.1
14.4 @ 96.0 mph
N/A
N/A
1987 Hatchback
Hot Rod, May '87
6.3
14.6 @ 96.0 mph
N/A
0.83 g
1987 Hatchback
Motor Trend Road Tests, 1987
6.2
14.99 @ 93.9 mph
144 ft.
0.84 g
1987 Hatchback
Road & Track Perf. Cars, 1988
6.2
14.8 @ 94.3 mph
168 ft.
0.81 g
1992 Hatchback
Car Craft, May '92
6.26
14.72 @ 91.95 mph
144 ft.
0.85 g
* This was a pre-production prototype - actual production '82 GT's did not perform as well.
+ This was also an automatic - all the other tests were done using a manual transmission.
$ Manufacturer's estimated data shown in the article - no testing done.

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