Road Tests Real world tests of GT500 Super Snake vs Corvette

0-60mph

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

general

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

transmission

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

engine

Displacement 6,997 cc 7,011 cc
Cylinders V8 V8
Air compressor None None
Fuels
Gas
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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