Road Tests Real world tests of GT350 vs BMW M3

0-60mph

GT350
4.2 s

0-100mph

GT350
9.2 s

1/4 mile

GT350
12.4 s

Differences What are the advantages of each

Car-autoblog view of Shelby GT350

Reasons to consider the
Shelby GT350

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Significantly more torque 491 ft-lb vs 295 ft-lb @ 3,900 RPM More than 65% stronger engine from a stand-still; more acceleration power
More powerful engine 550 HP vs 420 HP @ 8,300 RPM More than 30% stronger engine
Bigger engine 5,000 cc vs 3,999 cc More than 25% bigger engine
Better power-to-weight ratio 7.18 lb/hp vs 8.69 lb/hp More than 15% better power-to-weight ratio
Front view of BMW M3

Reasons to consider the
BMW M3 (E92) Coupe

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Lighter curb weight 3,649 lb vs 3,949 lb Around 10% lighter curb weight; less inertia to overcome when accelerating

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

GT350  vs
BMW M3 
Brand Shelby BMW
Price 60,000 59,625
Type of car Production car Production car
Year 2011 2008

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 7.18 lb/hp 8.69 lb/hp
Maximum hp 550 HP 420 HP @ 8,300 RPM
Maximum torque 491 ft-lb 295 ft-lb @ 3,900 RPM
Steering system Rack and pinion Rack and pinion

engine

Displacement 5,000 cc 3,999 cc
Cylinders V8 V8
Fuels
Gas

road tests

GT350  vs
BMW M3 
1/4 mile 12.4 s 12.5 s
0-60mph 4.2 s 4.4 s
0-100mph 9.2 s 10 s

transmission

Drivetrain Rear wheel drive RWD w/M Differential Lock
Gearing Traditional Traditional
# of gears 6 6

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Disc Disc
Rear brakes Disc Disc

physical dimensions

Curb weight 3,949 lb 3,649 lb
Shelby GT350
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BMW M3 (E92) Coupe
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