Road Tests Real world tests of GT500 vs CTS-V

0-60mph

GT500 Coupe
3.5 s
CTS-V
3.9 s

Top speed

GT500 Coupe
195 mph
CTS-V
190 mph

0-100mph

GT500 Coupe
7.7 s
CTS-V
8.7 s

1/4 mile

GT500 Coupe
11.7 s
CTS-V
11.9 s

Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Shelby GT500

Reasons to consider the
Shelby GT500 Coupe

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Lighter curb weight 3,813 lb vs 4,356 lb More than 10% lighter curb weight; less inertia to overcome when accelerating
Slightly better power-to-weight ratio 6.93 lb/hp vs 7.83 lb/hp More than 10% better power-to-weight ratio
Side view of Cadillac CTS-V

Reasons to consider the
Cadillac CTS-V

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More torque 553 ft-lb @ 6,200 RPM vs 511 ft-lb @ 4,500 RPM Around 10% stronger engine from a stand-still; more acceleration power
Slightly more expensive sticker price $58k vs $49k Around 20% more expensive harder to own
Bigger engine 6,200 cc vs 5,400 cc Around 15% bigger engine

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

GT500  vs
CTS-V 
Brand Shelby Cadillac
Price 49,495 57,920
Type of car Production car Production car
Year 2011 2009
City mileage 15 MPG 14 MPG
Highway mileage 23 MPG 19 MPG

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 6.93 lb/hp 7.83 lb/hp
Maximum hp 550 HP @ 6,200 RPM 556 HP @ 6,200 RPM
Maximum torque 511 ft-lb @ 4,500 RPM 553 ft-lb @ 6,200 RPM
Engine placement Front Front
Weight distribution 56%/44% 55%/45%
Steering system Rack and pinion Rack and pinion

engine

Displacement 5,400 cc 6,200 cc
Cylinders V8 V8
Air compressor Supercharger Supercharger
Fuels
Gas
Compression ratio 8.4:1 9:1
Bore/stroke 3.6 in / 4.2 in 4.06 in / 3.62 in
Valvetrain DOHC Overhead valve (OHV)
Valves per cylinder 4 2

road tests

GT500  vs
CTS-V 
Top speed 195 mph 190 mph
1/4 mile 11.7 s 11.9 s
0-60mph 3.5 s 3.9 s
0-100mph 7.7 s 8.7 s

transmission

Drivetrain RWD RWD w/StabiliTrak Stability Control
Shift system Manual Automatic
Gearing Traditional Traditional
# of gears 6 6
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
Axle ratio 3.55:1 3.73:1

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Brembo Disc Disc
Rear brakes Brembo Disc Disc
Front wheels 483/? 241 483/? 229
Rear wheels 483/? 241 483/? 241

physical dimensions

Curb weight 3,813 lb 4,356 lb
Width 73.9 in 72.5 in
Height 54.5 in 58 in
Length 188.2 in 191.6 in
Front track width 61.9 in 61.8 in
Wheelbase 107.1 in 113.4 in
Shelby GT500 Coupe
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Cadillac CTS-V
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