Road Tests Real world tests of GT500 vs M6 Coupé

Top speed

GT500 Coupe
195 mph
M6 Coupé
189 mph

Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Shelby GT500

Reasons to consider the
Shelby GT500 Coupe

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Faster top speed 195 mph vs 189 mph 6 more mph; leaves lesser cars in the dust on the straights
Bigger engine 5,400 cc vs 4,395 cc Around 25% bigger engine
Front view of BMW M6 Coupé

Reasons to consider the
BMW M6 Coupé

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Way more expensive sticker price $106k vs $49k Around 2.2x more expensive harder to own

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

GT500  vs
M6 Coupé 
Brand Shelby BMW
Price 49,495 106,100
Type of car Production car Production car
Year 2011 2012
City mileage 15 MPG 14 MPG
Highway mileage 23 MPG 20 MPG

transmission

Drivetrain RWD RWD
Gearing Traditional Traditional
# of gears 6 7
Gear ratios
1: 2.97:1
2: 1.78:1
3: 1.3:1
4: 1:1
5: 0.74:1
6: 0.5:1
7: 0.67:1
Axle ratio 3.55:1 3.08:1

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Brembo Disc Disc
Rear brakes Brembo Disc Disc
Front wheels 483/? 241 483/? 241
Rear wheels 483/? 241 483/? 267

road tests

GT500  vs
M6 Coupé 
Top speed 195 mph 189 mph

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 6.93 lb/hp 7.07 lb/hp
Maximum hp 550 HP @ 6,200 RPM 552 HP @ 6,000 RPM
Maximum torque 511 ft-lb @ 4,500 RPM 501 ft-lb @ 1,500 RPM
Steering system Rack and pinion Rack and pinion

engine

Displacement 5,400 cc 4,395 cc
Cylinders V8 V8
Air compressor Supercharger Turbocharger
Fuels
Gas
Bore/stroke 3.6 in / 4.2 in 3.5 in / 3.5 in
Valvetrain DOHC DOHC
Valves per cylinder 4 4

physical dimensions

Curb weight 3,813 lb 3,903 lb
Width 73.9 in 74.8 in
Height 54.5 in 53.9 in
Length 188.2 in 192.8 in
Front track width 61.9 in 64.2 in
Wheelbase 107.1 in 112.2 in
Shelby GT500 Coupe
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BMW M6 Coupé
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