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Old 05-09-2016, 03:37 PM   #1
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Does anyone know the top speed of a stock 2006 mustang gt. It must be 140 because thats the highest number on the odometer.
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Trust me, the odometer goes higher than that, with proper maintenance.

As for top speed, are we talking about governed top speed or beyond that? Is the car in question a manual or automatic? Coupe or convertible?
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Does anyone know the top speed of a stock 2006 mustang gt. It must be 140 because thats the highest number on the odometer.
The top speed of a stock '05-'09 GT is 151mph with a manual tranny and 148 with an automatic.
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Im talking about it being governed an yes its a automatic an a coupe.
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All GT models were limited to 143MPH from the factory, but the automatic coupe could reach an estimated 154MPH without the governor, according to Automobile-Catalog.
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All GT models were limited to 143MPH from the factory, but the automatic coupe could reach an estimated 154MPH without the governor, according to Automobile-Catalog.
^^^What he said. I think it was officially 145, but tire size and stuff changes it slightly, hit it at 142-143 on a runway with the Whipple/Ford racing tune, yes they keep the stock speed limiter even with a supercharger.
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also i put less then 3,000 miles a year on my 06 mustang gt. is it possible that i can change the oil once a year?
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also i put less then 3,000 miles a year on my 06 mustang gt. is it possible that i can change the oil once a year?
Sure. Use a synthetic oil and filter that are rated for one year. I use Royal Purple oil and filter.
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All GT models were limited to 143MPH from the factory, but the automatic coupe could reach an estimated 154MPH without the governor, according to Automobile-Catalog.
High 140's to low 150's (ungoverned) sounds about right, depending on things like actual gearing, tire revs/mile at that speed, and the actual torque curve. 154 sounds a tad optimistic to me but might be possible with everything optimized (including aerodynamics within the range of what a car could have come in at as OE).


FWIW, I would not expect the 4.6L's power curve to flatten out between 5000 and 6000 rpm like the curve Automobile-Catalog apparently used does ( http://www.automobile-catalog.com/cu...automatic.html ).


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The stock HP curve does actually flatten out from 5200-6000rpm, and the top speeds (148 & 151) I quoted earlier are ungoverned on stock tires.
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