Road Tests Real world tests of GT500 vs CTS-V Sport

0-60mph

GT500 Coupe
3.5 s
CTS-V Sport
4.1 s

0-100mph

GT500 Coupe
7.7 s
CTS-V Sport
9.1 s

1/4 mile

GT500 Coupe
11.7 s
CTS-V Sport
12.3 s

Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Shelby GT500

Reasons to consider the
Shelby GT500 Coupe

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Faster in the quarter mile 11.7 s vs 12.3 s Around 5% faster at the drag strip
Faster to 100mph 7.7 s vs 9.1 s More than 15% faster to 100mph
Lighter curb weight 3,813 lb vs 4,371 lb Around 15% lighter curb weight; less inertia to overcome when accelerating
Car-autoblog view of Cadillac CTS-V Sport

Reasons to consider the
Cadillac CTS-V Sport

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Bigger engine 6,200 cc vs 5,400 cc Around 15% bigger engine

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

GT500  vs
CTS-V Sport 
Brand Shelby Cadillac
Type of car Production car Production car
Year 2011 2011

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 6.93 lb/hp 7.86 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
Engine placement Front Front
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
Bore/stroke 3.6 in / 4.2 in 4 in / 3.6 in
Valvetrain DOHC DOHC
Valves per cylinder 4 2

road tests

GT500  vs
CTS-V Sport 
1/4 mile 11.7 s 12.3 s
0-60mph 3.5 s 4.1 s
0-100mph 7.7 s 9.1 s

transmission

Drivetrain RWD RWD w/StabiliTrak Stability Control
Shift system Manual Manual
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

suspension, wheels & brakes

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

physical dimensions

Curb weight 3,813 lb 4,371 lb
Shelby GT500 Coupe
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Cadillac CTS-V Sport
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