Road Tests Real world tests of GT500 vs Nissan GT-R

0-60mph

GT500 Coupe
3.5 s
Nissan GT-R
2.7 s

Top speed

GT500 Coupe
195 mph
Nissan GT-R
195 mph

0-100mph

GT500 Coupe
7.7 s
Nissan GT-R
6.8 s

1/4 mile

GT500 Coupe
11.7 s
Nissan GT-R
10.8 s

Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Shelby GT500

Reasons to consider the
Shelby GT500 Coupe

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Bigger engine 5,400 cc vs 3,800 cc More than 40% bigger engine
More torque 511 ft-lb @ 4,500 RPM vs 468 ft-lb @ 3,200 RPM Around 10% stronger engine from a stand-still; more acceleration power
Side view of Nissan GT-R

Reasons to consider the
Nissan GT-R

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Way more expensive sticker price $90k vs $49k Around 85% more expensive harder to own
Faster in the quarter mile 10.8 s vs 11.7 s Around 10% faster at the drag strip

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

GT500  vs
Nissan GT-R 
Brand Shelby Nissan
Price 49,495 89,950
Type of car Production car Production car
Year 2011 2012
City mileage 15 MPG 16 MPG
Highway mileage 23 MPG 23 MPG

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 6.93 lb/hp 7.05 lb/hp
Maximum hp 550 HP @ 6,200 RPM 542 HP @ 6,400 RPM
Maximum torque 511 ft-lb @ 4,500 RPM 468 ft-lb @ 3,200 RPM
Engine placement Front Front
Steering system Rack and pinion Rack and pinion

engine

Displacement 5,400 cc 3,800 cc
Cylinders V8 V6
Air compressor Supercharger Turbocharger
Fuels
Gas
Compression ratio 8.4:1 9:1
Bore/stroke 3.6 in / 4.2 in 3.76 in / 3.48 in
Valvetrain DOHC DOHC
Valves per cylinder 4 4

road tests

GT500  vs
Nissan GT-R 
Top speed 195 mph 195 mph
1/4 mile 11.7 s 10.8 s
0-60mph 3.5 s 2.7 s
0-100mph 7.7 s 6.8 s

transmission

Drivetrain RWD ATTESA ET-S All-Wheel Drive (AWD) w/Carbon-Composite Driveshaft to Rear Transaxle, Transfer Case
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 3.7:1

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Brembo Disc Brembo Disc
Rear brakes Brembo Disc Brembo Disc
Front wheels 483/? 241 508/? 241
Rear wheels 483/? 241 508/? 267

physical dimensions

Curb weight 3,813 lb 3,819 lb
Width 73.9 in 74.6 in
Height 54.5 in 53.9 in
Length 188.2 in 183.3 in
Front track width 61.9 in 62.6 in
Wheelbase 107.1 in 109.4 in
Shelby GT500 Coupe
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