Road Tests Real world tests of GT500 vs Viper SRT-10

0-60mph

Top speed

GT500 Coupe
195 mph
Viper SRT-10
197 mph

0-100mph

1/4 mile

GT500 Coupe
11.7 s
Viper SRT-10
11.6 s

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
Side view of Dodge Viper SRT-10

Reasons to consider the
Dodge Viper SRT-10

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Way more expensive sticker price $91k vs $49k More than 85% more expensive harder to own
Much bigger engine 8,400 cc vs 5,400 cc More than 55% bigger engine
More powerful engine 603 HP @ 6,100 RPM vs 550 HP @ 6,200 RPM Around 10% stronger engine
More torque 562 ft-lb @ 5,000 RPM vs 511 ft-lb @ 4,500 RPM Around 10% stronger engine from a stand-still; more acceleration power
Lighter curb weight 3,447 lb vs 3,813 lb Around 10% lighter curb weight; less inertia to overcome when accelerating
Better power-to-weight ratio 5.72 lb/hp vs 6.93 lb/hp Around 20% better power-to-weight ratio

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

GT500  vs
Viper SRT-10 
Brand Shelby Dodge
Price 49,495 91,000
Type of car Production car Production car
Year 2011 2008
City mileage 15 MPG 9 MPG
Highway mileage 23 MPG 69 MPGe

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 6.93 lb/hp 5.72 lb/hp
Maximum hp 550 HP @ 6,200 RPM 603 HP @ 6,100 RPM
Maximum torque 511 ft-lb @ 4,500 RPM 562 ft-lb @ 5,000 RPM
Engine placement Front Front
Weight distribution 56%/44% 48%/52%
Steering system Rack and pinion Rack and pinion

engine

Displacement 5,400 cc 8,400 cc
Cylinders V8 V10
Air compressor Supercharger None
Fuels
Gas
Compression ratio 8.4:1 10.2:1
Bore/stroke 3.6 in / 4.2 in 4.06 in / 4 in
Valves per cylinder 4 2

road tests

GT500  vs
Viper SRT-10 
Top speed 195 mph 197 mph
1/4 mile 11.7 s 11.6 s
0-60mph 3.5 s 3.4 s
0-100mph 7.7 s 7.6 s

transmission

Drivetrain RWD RWD w/GKN ViscoLok Differential
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
Axle ratio 3.55:1 3.07:1

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Brembo Disc Brembo Disc
Rear brakes Brembo Disc Brembo Disc
Front wheels 483/? 241 457/? 254
Rear wheels 483/? 241 483/? 330

physical dimensions

Curb weight 3,813 lb 3,447 lb
Width 73.9 in 75.2 in
Height 54.5 in 47.6 in
Length 188.2 in 175.6 in
Front track width 61.9 in 57.8 in
Wheelbase 107.1 in 98.8 in
Shelby GT500 Coupe
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Dodge Viper SRT-10
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