Road Tests Real world tests of GT500 vs Mustang Bullitt

Top speed

GT500 Coupe
195 mph
Mustang Bullitt
151 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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Faster top speed 195 mph vs 151 mph 44 more mph; leaves lesser cars in the dust on the straights
Way more more powerful engine 550 HP @ 6,200 RPM vs 315 HP @ 6,000 RPM Around 75% stronger engine
Faster in the quarter mile 11.7 s vs 13.3 s More than 10% faster at the drag strip
Faster to 100mph 7.7 s vs 12.3 s More than 35% faster to 100mph
Significantly more torque 511 ft-lb @ 4,500 RPM vs 326 ft-lb @ 4,250 RPM More than 55% stronger engine from a stand-still; more acceleration power
Significantly better power-to-weight ratio 6.93 lb/hp vs 11.22 lb/hp Around 40% better power-to-weight ratio
More expensive sticker price $49k vs $31k Around 60% more expensive harder to own
Bigger engine 5,400 cc vs 4,600 cc More than 15% bigger engine
Front view of Ford Mustang Bullitt

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Ford Mustang Bullitt

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Lighter curb weight 3,535 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 Bullitt 
Brand Shelby Ford
Price 49,495 31,075
Year 2011 2008

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 6.93 lb/hp 11.22 lb/hp
Maximum hp 550 HP @ 6,200 RPM 315 HP @ 6,000 RPM
Maximum torque 511 ft-lb @ 4,500 RPM 326 ft-lb @ 4,250 RPM
Engine placement Front Front
Steering system Rack and pinion Rack and pinion

engine

Displacement 5,400 cc 4,600 cc
Cylinders V8 V8
Fuels
Gas
Compression ratio 8.4:1 9.8:1
Bore/stroke 3.6 in / 4.2 in 3.55 in / 3.54 in
Valvetrain DOHC Single overhead camshaft (SOHC)
Valves per cylinder 4 3

road tests

GT500  vs
Mustang Bullitt 
Top speed 195 mph 151 mph
1/4 mile 11.7 s 13.3 s
0-100mph 7.7 s 12.3 s

transmission

Drivetrain RWD RWD w/TCS
Gearing Traditional Traditional
# of gears 6 5
Axle ratio 3.55:1 3.73:1

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Brembo Disc Disc
Rear brakes Brembo Disc Disc

physical dimensions

Curb weight 3,813 lb 3,535 lb
Width 73.9 in 73.9 in
Height 54.5 in 55.4 in
Length 188.2 in 188 in
Front track width 61.9 in 62.3 in
Wheelbase 107.1 in 107.1 in
Shelby GT500 Coupe
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