Road Tests Real world tests of GT500 vs C63 AMG

0-60mph

Top speed

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 155 mph 40 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
More powerful engine 550 HP @ 6,200 RPM vs 480 HP @ 6,800 RPM Around 15% stronger engine
More torque 511 ft-lb @ 4,500 RPM vs 442 ft-lb @ 5,000 RPM More than 15% stronger engine from a stand-still; more acceleration power
Slightly faster in the quarter mile 11.7 s vs 12.1 s Around 5% faster at the drag strip
Better power-to-weight ratio 6.93 lb/hp vs 7.95 lb/hp Around 15% better power-to-weight ratio
Car-autoblog view of Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG

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Mercedes-Benz

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More expensive sticker price $87k vs $49k Around 80% more expensive harder to own
Bigger engine 6,208 cc vs 5,400 cc Around 15% bigger engine

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

GT500  vs
C63 AMG 
Brand Shelby Mercedes-Benz
Price 49,495 87,462
Type of car Production car Production car
Year 2011 2012
City mileage 15 MPG 14 MPG
Highway mileage 23 MPG 20 MPG

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 6.93 lb/hp 7.95 lb/hp
Maximum hp 550 HP @ 6,200 RPM 480 HP @ 6,800 RPM
Maximum torque 511 ft-lb @ 4,500 RPM 442 ft-lb @ 5,000 RPM
Steering system Rack and pinion Rack and pinion

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Brembo Disc Disc
Rear brakes Brembo Disc Disc
Front wheels 483/? 241 483/? 203
Rear wheels 483/? 241 483/? 229

physical dimensions

Curb weight 3,813 lb 3,814 lb
Width 73.9 in 70.7 in
Height 54.5 in 56.6 in
Length 188.2 in 186 in
Front track width 61.9 in 61.7 in
Wheelbase 107.1 in 108.9 in

road tests

GT500  vs
C63 AMG 
Top speed 195 mph 155 mph
1/4 mile 11.7 s 12.1 s
0-60mph 3.5 s 3.7 s
0-100mph 7.7 s 8.6 s

transmission

Drivetrain RWD RWD
Gearing Traditional Traditional
# of gears 6 7

engine

Displacement 5,400 cc 6,208 cc
Cylinders V8 V8
Air compressor Supercharger None
Fuels
Gas
Compression ratio 8.4:1 11.3:1
Bore/stroke 3.6 in / 4.2 in 4.02 in / 3.72 in
Valvetrain DOHC DOHC
Valves per cylinder 4 4
Shelby GT500 Coupe
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