Road Tests Real world tests of GT500 vs Mustang Boss 302

0-60mph

Top speed

GT500 Coupe
195 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 About half of supercars have an air compressor
Faster top speed 195 mph vs 146 mph 49 more mph; leaves lesser cars in the dust on the straights
Faster in the quarter mile 11.7 s vs 13.2 s More than 10% faster at the drag strip
Faster to 100mph 7.7 s vs 11 s 30% faster to 100mph
More torque 511 ft-lb @ 4,500 RPM vs 380 ft-lb @ 4,500 RPM Around 35% stronger engine from a stand-still; more acceleration power
More powerful engine 550 HP @ 6,200 RPM vs 440 HP @ 7,500 RPM 25% stronger engine
Slightly bigger engine 5,400 cc vs 4,951 cc Around 10% bigger engine
Default view of Ford Mustang Boss 302

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Ford Mustang Boss 302

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Slightly lighter curb weight 3,580 lb vs 3,813 lb More than 5% lighter curb weight; less inertia to overcome when accelerating

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

GT500  vs
Mustang Boss 302 
Brand Shelby Ford
Type of car Production car Production car
Year 2011 2012
City mileage 15 MPG 17 MPG
Highway mileage 23 MPG 26 MPG

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 6.93 lb/hp 8.14 lb/hp
Maximum hp 550 HP @ 6,200 RPM 440 HP @ 7,500 RPM
Maximum torque 511 ft-lb @ 4,500 RPM 380 ft-lb @ 4,500 RPM
Weight distribution 56%/44% 54%/46%
Steering system Rack and pinion Rack and pinion

engine

Displacement 5,400 cc 4,951 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 3.63 in / 3.65 in
Valvetrain DOHC DOHC
Valves per cylinder 4 4

road tests

GT500  vs
Mustang Boss 302 
Top speed 195 mph 146 mph
1/4 mile 11.7 s 13.2 s
0-60mph 3.5 s 4.6 s
0-100mph 7.7 s 11 s

transmission

Drivetrain RWD RWD
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 3,580 lb
Width 73.9 in 73.9 in
Height 54.5 in 55.1 in
Length 188.2 in 188.1 in
Wheelbase 107.1 in 107.1 in
Shelby GT500 Coupe
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