Road Tests Real world tests of Mustang GT500 Super Snake vs Veyron


Top speed


1/4 mile

Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Shelby Mustang GT500 Super Snake

Reasons to consider the
Shelby Mustang GT500 Super Snake

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Slightly lighter curb weight 3,914 lb vs 4,162 lb More than 5% lighter curb weight; less inertia to overcome when accelerating
Side view of Bugatti Veyron

Reasons to consider the
Bugatti Veyron

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Faster top speed 253 mph vs 159 mph 94 more mph; leaves lesser cars in the dust on the straights
Much more expensive sticker price $1.50M vs $69k Around 21.8x more expensive harder to own
A lot faster in the quarter mile 10.2 s vs 12.5 s Around 20% faster at the drag strip
Way more more powerful engine 987 HP @ 6,500 RPM vs 605 HP Around 65% stronger engine
Significantly more torque 922 ft-lb @ 2,200 RPM vs 592 ft-lb More than 55% stronger engine from a stand-still; more acceleration power
Faster to 100mph 5.1 s vs 9.1 s Around 45% faster to 100mph
Much bigger engine 7,993 cc vs 5,400 cc Around 50% bigger engine
Higher redline 6,600 RPM vs 6,100 RPM Around 10% more revs

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Mustang GT500 Super Snake  vs
Brand Shelby Bugatti
Price 68,930 1,500,000
Type of car Production car Production car
Year 2008-2009 2005


Chief designer Carroll Shelby Jozef Kaban


Drivetrain RWD 4x4
Shift system Manual Automatic
Gearing Traditional Continuously-variable
# of gears 6 N/A

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Disc 15.8 in Cross-drilled Ventilated Discs
Rear brakes Disc 15 in Cross-drilled Ventilated Discs
Front wheels 508/? 229 265/22 20
Rear wheels 508/? 254 365/25 21

road tests

Mustang GT500 Super Snake  vs
Top speed 159 mph 253 mph
1/4 mile 12.5 s 10.2 s
0-60mph 3.9 s 2.7 s
0-100mph 9.1 s 5.1 s

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 6.47 lb/hp 4.22 lb/hp
Maximum hp 605 HP 987 HP @ 6,500 RPM
Maximum torque 592 ft-lb 922 ft-lb @ 2,200 RPM
Max RPM 6,100 RPM 6,600 RPM
Engine placement Front Mid
Steering system Rack and pinion Rack and pinion


Displacement 5,400 cc 7,993 cc
Cylinders V8 W16

physical dimensions

Curb weight 3,914 lb 4,162 lb
Width 73.9 in 78.7 in
Height 54.5 in 47.4 in
Length 188 in 175.6 in
Wheelbase 107.1 in 106.7 in
Shelby Mustang GT500 Super Snake
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Bugatti Veyron
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