Road Tests Real world tests of GT350 vs Mustang GT 5.0


4.2 s


9.2 s

1/4 mile

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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More powerful engine 550 HP vs 412 HP @ 6,500 RPM Around 35% stronger engine
More expensive sticker price $60k vs $30k 2x more expensive harder to own
More torque 491 ft-lb vs 390 ft-lb @ 4,250 RPM More than 25% stronger engine from a stand-still; more acceleration power
Better power-to-weight ratio 7.18 lb/hp vs 8.8 lb/hp Around 20% better power-to-weight ratio
Front view of Ford Mustang GT 5.0

Reasons to consider the
Ford Mustang GT 5.0

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Lighter curb weight 3,626 lb vs 3,949 lb Around 10% lighter curb weight; less inertia to overcome when accelerating

Specifications Full list of technical specs


GT350  vs
Mustang GT 5.0 
Brand Shelby Ford
Price 60,000 30,495
Type of car Production car Production car
Year 2011 2011

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 7.18 lb/hp 8.8 lb/hp
Maximum hp 550 HP 412 HP @ 6,500 RPM
Maximum torque 491 ft-lb 390 ft-lb @ 4,250 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 3,626 lb

road tests

GT350  vs
Mustang GT 5.0 
1/4 mile 12.4 s 12.7 s
0-60mph 4.2 s 4.3 s
0-100mph 9.2 s 10.1 s


Drivetrain Rear wheel drive RWD
Gearing Traditional Traditional
# of gears 6 6


Displacement 5,000 cc 5,000 cc
Cylinders V8 V8
Shelby GT350
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Ford Mustang GT 5.0
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