Road Tests Real world tests of GT500 vs HEMI 'Cuda

0-60mph

Top speed

GT500 Coupe
195 mph
HEMI 'Cuda
117 mph

0-100mph

GT500 Coupe
7.7 s
HEMI 'Cuda
13 s

1/4 mile

GT500 Coupe
11.7 s
HEMI 'Cuda
14 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 117 mph 78 more mph; leaves lesser cars in the dust on the straights
A lot faster in the quarter mile 11.7 s vs 14 s More than 15% faster at the drag strip
A lot faster to 100mph 7.7 s vs 13 s More than 40% faster to 100mph
Way more expensive sticker price $49k vs $3k More than 16.2x more expensive harder to own
More powerful engine 550 HP @ 6,200 RPM vs 425 HP @ 5,000 RPM Around 30% stronger engine
Better power-to-weight ratio 6.93 lb/hp vs 8.52 lb/hp Around 20% better power-to-weight ratio
Default view of Plymouth HEMI 'Cuda

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Plymouth HEMI 'Cuda

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Bigger engine 6,981 cc vs 5,400 cc Around 30% bigger engine

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

GT500  vs
HEMI 'Cuda 
Brand Shelby Plymouth
Price 49,495 3,164
Type of car Production car Production car
Year 2011 1970

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 6.93 lb/hp 8.52 lb/hp
Maximum hp 550 HP @ 6,200 RPM 425 HP @ 5,000 RPM
Maximum torque 511 ft-lb @ 4,500 RPM 490 ft-lb @ 4,000 RPM
Steering system Rack and pinion Rack and pinion

engine

Displacement 5,400 cc 6,981 cc
Cylinders V8 V8
Fuels
Gas
Compression ratio 8.4:1 10.25:1
Bore/stroke 3.6 in / 4.2 in 4.25 in / 3.75 in

physical dimensions

Curb weight 3,813 lb 3,620 lb
Width 73.9 in 74.9 in
Height 54.5 in 50.9 in
Length 188.2 in 186.6 in
Front track width 61.9 in 57.5 in
Wheelbase 107.1 in 108 in

road tests

GT500  vs
HEMI 'Cuda 
Top speed 195 mph 117 mph
1/4 mile 11.7 s 14 s
0-60mph 3.5 s 6 s
0-100mph 7.7 s 13 s

transmission

Drivetrain RWD RWD w/9.75 inch Dana 60 Axle
Gearing Traditional Traditional
# of gears 6 4
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 3.54:1

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Brembo Disc Disc
Rear brakes Brembo Disc Disc
Front wheels 483/? 241 381/? 178
Rear wheels 483/? 241 381/? 178
Shelby GT500 Coupe
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Plymouth HEMI 'Cuda
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