Road Tests Real world tests of GT500 Super Snake vs Corvette


Top speed

Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Shelby GT500 Super Snake

Reasons to consider the
Shelby GT500 Super Snake

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Slightly more torque 502 ft-lb vs 465 ft-lb @ 4,600 RPM Around 10% stronger engine from a stand-still; more acceleration power
Front view of Chevrolet Corvette

Reasons to consider the
Chevrolet Corvette Z06

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Faster top speed 198 mph vs 142 mph 56 more mph; leaves lesser cars in the dust on the straights
Much more expensive sticker price $74k vs $5k More than 14.8x more expensive harder to own
Faster to 60mph 3.6 s vs 4 s Around 10% faster to 60mph
Higher redline 7,000 RPM vs 6,000 RPM More than 15% more revs

Specifications Full list of technical specs


GT500 Super Snake  vs
Brand Shelby Chevrolet
Price 5,000 74,305
Year 1967 2011
Highest auction price $330k, January 2009 $297k, January 2010

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 6.17 lb/hp 6.26 lb/hp
Maximum hp 520 HP 500 HP @ 6,200 RPM
Maximum torque 502 ft-lb 465 ft-lb @ 4,600 RPM
Max RPM 6,000 RPM 7,000 RPM
Engine placement Front Front

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Unknown Disc
Rear brakes Unknown Disc

physical dimensions

Curb weight 3,208 lb 3,130 lb

road tests

GT500 Super Snake  vs
Top speed 142 mph 198 mph
0-60mph 4 s 3.6 s


Drivetrain RWD RWD w/Electronic Traction Control
Gearing Traditional Traditional
# of gears 4 6


Displacement 6,997 cc 7,011 cc
Cylinders V8 V8
Air compressor None None
Bore/stroke 4.25 in / 3.78 in 4.13 in / 4 in
Valves per cylinder 2 2
Shelby GT500 Super Snake
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Chevrolet Corvette Z06
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