Road Tests Real world tests of GT500 vs Mustang GT 5.0

0-60mph

Top speed

GT500 Coupe
195 mph
Mustang GT 5.0
151 mph

0-100mph

1/4 mile

GT500 Coupe
11.7 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 top speed 195 mph vs 151 mph 44 more mph; leaves lesser cars in the dust on the straights
Has an air compressor Supercharger vs None Most supercars don't have an air compressor
Faster in the quarter mile 11.7 s vs 12.7 s Around 10% faster at the drag strip
More powerful engine 550 HP @ 6,200 RPM vs 412 HP @ 6,500 RPM Around 35% stronger engine
More torque 511 ft-lb @ 4,500 RPM vs 390 ft-lb @ 4,250 RPM More than 30% stronger engine from a stand-still; more acceleration power
Faster to 100mph 7.7 s vs 10.1 s Around 25% faster to 100mph
More expensive sticker price $49k vs $30k Around 65% more expensive harder to own
Better power-to-weight ratio 6.93 lb/hp vs 8.8 lb/hp More than 20% better power-to-weight ratio
Front view of Ford Mustang GT 5.0

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Ford Mustang GT 5.0

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Slightly lighter curb weight 3,626 lb vs 3,813 lb Around 5% lighter curb weight; less inertia to overcome when accelerating

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

GT500  vs
Mustang GT 5.0 
Brand Shelby Ford
Price 49,495 30,495
Type of car Production car Production car
Year 2011 2011
City mileage 15 MPG 17 MPG
Highway mileage 23 MPG 26 MPG

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 6.93 lb/hp 8.8 lb/hp
Maximum hp 550 HP @ 6,200 RPM 412 HP @ 6,500 RPM
Maximum torque 511 ft-lb @ 4,500 RPM 390 ft-lb @ 4,250 RPM
Engine placement Front Front
Weight distribution 56%/44% 54%/46%
Steering system Rack and pinion Rack and pinion

engine

Displacement 5,400 cc 5,000 cc
Cylinders V8 V8
Air compressor Supercharger None
Fuels
Gas
Compression ratio 8.4:1 11.5:1
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 GT 5.0 
Top speed 195 mph 151 mph
1/4 mile 11.7 s 12.7 s
0-60mph 3.5 s 4.3 s
0-100mph 7.7 s 10.1 s

transmission

Drivetrain RWD RWD
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 3.31:1

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Brembo Disc Disc
Rear brakes Brembo Disc Disc
Front wheels 483/? 241 457/? 203
Rear wheels 483/? 241 457/? 203

physical dimensions

Curb weight 3,813 lb 3,626 lb
Width 73.9 in 73.9 in
Height 54.5 in 55.6 in
Length 188.2 in 188.1 in
Front track width 61.9 in 62.3 in
Wheelbase 107.1 in 107.1 in
Shelby GT500 Coupe
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