Road Tests Real world tests of GT500 vs 911 Turbo S

0-60mph

Top speed

GT500 Coupe
195 mph
911 Turbo S S
195 mph

1/4 mile

GT500 Coupe
11.7 s
911 Turbo S S
11.5 s

Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Shelby GT500

Reasons to consider the
Shelby GT500 Coupe

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Has an air compressor Supercharger vs None About half of supercars have an air compressor
Bigger engine 5,400 cc vs 3,800 cc More than 40% bigger engine
Car-autoblog view of Porsche 911 Turbo S

Reasons to consider the
Porsche 911 Turbo S S

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Slightly more expensive sticker price $161k vs $49k More than 3.2x more expensive harder to own
Lighter curb weight 3,494 lb vs 3,813 lb Around 10% lighter curb weight; less inertia to overcome when accelerating

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

GT500  vs
911 Turbo S 
Brand Shelby Porsche
Price 49,495 160,700
Type of car Production car Production car
Year 2011 2013
City mileage 15 MPG 17 MPG
Highway mileage 23 MPG 25 MPG

transmission

Drivetrain RWD 4x4
Shift system Manual Automatic
Gearing Traditional Traditional
# of gears 6 7
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
7: 0.62:1
Axle ratio 3.55:1 3.44:1

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Brembo Disc 14.96 in Ventilated Disc
Rear brakes Brembo Disc 13.78 in Ventilated Disc
Front wheels 483/? 241 235/35 19

physical dimensions

Curb weight 3,813 lb 3,494 lb
Width 73.9 in 72.9 in
Height 54.5 in 51.2 in
Length 188.2 in 176.3 in
Front track width 61.9 in 58.7 in
Wheelbase 107.1 in 92.5 in

road tests

GT500  vs
911 Turbo S 
Top speed 195 mph 195 mph
1/4 mile 11.7 s 11.5 s
0-60mph 3.5 s 3.7 s

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 6.93 lb/hp 6.59 lb/hp
Maximum hp 550 HP @ 6,200 RPM 530 HP @ 6,250 RPM
Maximum torque 511 ft-lb @ 4,500 RPM 516 ft-lb @ 2,100 RPM
Engine placement Front Rear
Steering system Rack and pinion Unknown

engine

Displacement 5,400 cc 3,800 cc
Cylinders V8 Flat 6
Air compressor Supercharger None
Fuels
Gas
Compression ratio 8.4:1 9.8:1
Bore/stroke 3.6 in / 4.2 in 4.02 in / 3.05 in
Valvetrain DOHC DOHC
Valves per cylinder 4 4
Shelby GT500 Coupe
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Porsche 911 Turbo S S
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