Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Shelby GT500

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Shelby GT500 Coupe

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TwinRev is not aware of any important advantages of the Shelby GT500 Coupe vs the Saleen Mustang S351.

Front view of Saleen Mustang S351

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Saleen Mustang S351

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More powerful engine 700 HP @ 6,500 RPM vs 550 HP @ 6,200 RPM More than 25% stronger engine

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

GT500  vs
Mustang S351 
Brand Shelby Saleen
Year 2011 2013

transmission

Drivetrain RWD RWD
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 3.11:1

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

power & handling

GT500  vs
Mustang S351 
Power-to-weight ratio 6.93 lb/hp 5.11 lb/hp
Maximum hp 550 HP @ 6,200 RPM 700 HP @ 6,500 RPM
Weight distribution 56%/44% 54%/46%
Steering system Rack and pinion Rack and pinion

engine

Displacement 5,400 cc 5,752 cc
Cylinders V8 V8
Air compressor Supercharger Supercharger
Fuels
Gas
Compression ratio 8.4:1 9.8:1
Valvetrain DOHC DOHC
Valves per cylinder 4 4

physical dimensions

Curb weight 3,813 lb 3,580 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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Saleen Mustang S351
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