Road Tests Real world tests of GT350 vs BMW M5

0-60mph

GT350
4.2 s
M5 (E60)
4.1 s

0-100mph

GT350
9.2 s
M5 (E60)
9.2 s

1/4 mile

GT350
12.4 s
M5 (E60)
12.3 s

Differences What are the advantages of each

Car-autoblog view of Shelby GT350

Reasons to consider the
Shelby GT350

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More torque 491 ft-lb vs 385 ft-lb @ 6,100 RPM Around 30% stronger engine from a stand-still; more acceleration power
More powerful engine 550 HP vs 500 HP @ 7,750 RPM 10% stronger engine
Slightly better power-to-weight ratio 7.18 lb/hp vs 8.13 lb/hp More than 10% better power-to-weight ratio
Side view of BMW M5

Reasons to consider the
BMW M5 (E60)

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More expensive sticker price $81k vs $60k 35% more expensive harder to own

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

GT350  vs
BMW M5 
Brand Shelby BMW
Price 60,000 81,200
Type of car Production car Production car
Year 2011 2005

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 7.18 lb/hp 8.13 lb/hp
Maximum hp 550 HP 500 HP @ 7,750 RPM
Maximum torque 491 ft-lb 385 ft-lb @ 6,100 RPM
Engine placement Front Front
Steering system Rack and pinion Rack and pinion

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Disc Disc
Rear brakes Disc Disc

physical dimensions

Curb weight 3,949 lb 4,066 lb

road tests

GT350  vs
BMW M5 
1/4 mile 12.4 s 12.3 s
0-60mph 4.2 s 4.1 s
0-100mph 9.2 s 9.2 s

transmission

Drivetrain Rear wheel drive RWD w/M Differential Lock
Gearing Traditional Traditional
# of gears 6 7

engine

Displacement 5,000 cc 5,000 cc
Cylinders V8 V10
Fuels
Gas
Shelby GT350
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BMW M5 (E60)
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