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

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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More torque 592 ft-lb vs 465 ft-lb @ 4,600 RPM More than 25% stronger engine from a stand-still; more acceleration power
More powerful engine 605 HP vs 500 HP @ 6,200 RPM More than 20% stronger engine
Front view of Chevrolet Corvette

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Chevrolet Corvette Z06

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Faster top speed 198 mph vs 159 mph 39 more mph; leaves lesser cars in the dust on the straights
Faster in the quarter mile 12 s vs 12.5 s Around 5% faster at the drag strip
Bigger engine 7,011 cc vs 5,400 cc Around 30% bigger engine
Lighter curb weight 3,130 lb vs 3,914 lb More than 20% lighter curb weight; less inertia to overcome when accelerating
Higher redline 7,000 RPM vs 6,100 RPM Around 15% more revs

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

Mustang GT500 Super Snake  vs
Corvette 
Brand Shelby Chevrolet
Price 68,930 74,305
Type of car Production car Production car
Year 2008-2009 2011

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 6.47 lb/hp 6.26 lb/hp
Maximum hp 605 HP 500 HP @ 6,200 RPM
Maximum torque 592 ft-lb 465 ft-lb @ 4,600 RPM
Max RPM 6,100 RPM 7,000 RPM
Engine placement Front Front
Steering system Rack and pinion Rack and pinion

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Disc Disc
Rear brakes Disc Disc
Front wheels 508/? 229 285/30 19
Rear wheels 508/? 254 510/30 20

road tests

Mustang GT500 Super Snake  vs
Corvette 
Top speed 159 mph 198 mph
1/4 mile 12.5 s 12 s
0-60mph 3.9 s 3.6 s
0-100mph 9.1 s 8.3 s

transmission

Drivetrain RWD RWD w/Electronic Traction Control
Gearing Traditional Traditional
# of gears 6 6

engine

Displacement 5,400 cc 7,011 cc
Cylinders V8 V8
Fuels
Gas

physical dimensions

Curb weight 3,914 lb 3,130 lb
Width 73.9 in 76 in
Height 54.5 in 49.1 in
Length 188 in 174.6 in
Wheelbase 107.1 in 105.7 in
Shelby Mustang GT500 Super Snake
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