Road Tests Real world tests of GT500 vs Corvette

0-60mph

Top speed

GT500 Coupe
195 mph
Corvette Z06
198 mph

0-100mph

1/4 mile

Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Shelby GT500

Reasons to consider the
Shelby GT500 Coupe

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Has an air compressor Supercharger vs None Most supercars don't have an air compressor
More powerful engine 550 HP @ 6,200 RPM vs 500 HP @ 6,200 RPM 10% stronger engine
More torque 511 ft-lb @ 4,500 RPM vs 465 ft-lb @ 4,600 RPM Around 10% stronger engine from a stand-still; more acceleration power
Front view of Chevrolet Corvette

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Chevrolet Corvette Z06

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More expensive sticker price $74k vs $49k More than 50% more expensive harder to own
Bigger engine 7,011 cc vs 5,400 cc Around 30% bigger engine
Lighter curb weight 3,130 lb vs 3,813 lb Around 20% lighter curb weight; less inertia to overcome when accelerating

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

GT500  vs
Corvette 
Brand Shelby Chevrolet
Price 49,495 74,305
Type of car Production car Production car
Year 2011 2011
City mileage 15 MPG 15 MPG
Highway mileage 23 MPG 24 MPG

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 6.93 lb/hp 6.26 lb/hp
Maximum hp 550 HP @ 6,200 RPM 500 HP @ 6,200 RPM
Maximum torque 511 ft-lb @ 4,500 RPM 465 ft-lb @ 4,600 RPM
Engine placement Front Front
Steering system Rack and pinion Rack and pinion

engine

Displacement 5,400 cc 7,011 cc
Cylinders V8 V8
Air compressor Supercharger None
Fuels
Gas
Compression ratio 8.4:1 11:1
Bore/stroke 3.6 in / 4.2 in 4.13 in / 4 in
Valves per cylinder 4 2

road tests

GT500  vs
Corvette 
Top speed 195 mph 198 mph
1/4 mile 11.7 s 12 s
0-60mph 3.5 s 3.6 s
0-100mph 7.7 s 8.3 s

transmission

Drivetrain RWD RWD w/Electronic Traction Control
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 3.42:1

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Brembo Disc Disc
Rear brakes Brembo Disc Disc
Front wheels 483/? 241 285/30 19
Rear wheels 483/? 241 510/30 20

physical dimensions

Curb weight 3,813 lb 3,130 lb
Width 73.9 in 76 in
Height 54.5 in 49.1 in
Length 188.2 in 174.6 in
Front track width 61.9 in 63.5 in
Wheelbase 107.1 in 105.7 in
Shelby GT500 Coupe
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