Road Tests Real world tests of Mustang GT500 Super Snake vs Demon 340

0-60mph

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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Much faster to 60mph 3.9 s vs 7.8 s 2x faster to 60mph
Much more powerful engine 605 HP vs 275 HP @ 5,000 RPM Around 2.2x stronger engine
A lot faster in the quarter mile 12.5 s vs 14.56 s Around 15% faster at the drag strip
Much more expensive sticker price $69k vs $3k 23x more expensive harder to own
Significantly more torque 592 ft-lb vs 340 ft-lb @ 3,200 RPM Around 75% stronger engine from a stand-still; more acceleration power
Significantly better power-to-weight ratio 6.47 lb/hp vs 12.19 lb/hp More than 45% better power-to-weight ratio
Front view of Dodge Demon 340

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Dodge Demon 340

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Lighter curb weight 3,353 lb vs 3,914 lb Around 15% lighter curb weight; less inertia to overcome when accelerating

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

Mustang GT500 Super Snake  vs
Demon 340 
Brand Shelby Dodge
Price 68,930 3,400
Year 2008-2009 1971

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 6.47 lb/hp 12.19 lb/hp
Maximum hp 605 HP 275 HP @ 5,000 RPM
Maximum torque 592 ft-lb 340 ft-lb @ 3,200 RPM
Steering system Rack and pinion Rack and pinion

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Disc Disc
Rear brakes Disc Disc
Front wheels 508/? 229 356/? 140
Rear wheels 508/? 254 356/? 140

road tests

Mustang GT500 Super Snake  vs
Demon 340 
1/4 mile 12.5 s 14.56 s
0-60mph 3.9 s 7.8 s

transmission

Gearing Traditional Traditional
# of gears 6 3

engine

Displacement 5,400 cc 5,572 cc
Cylinders V8 V8
Fuels
Gas

physical dimensions

Curb weight 3,914 lb 3,353 lb
Width 73.9 in 71.6 in
Length 188 in 192.5 in
Wheelbase 107.1 in 108 in
Shelby Mustang GT500 Super Snake
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Dodge Demon 340
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