Road Tests Real world tests of Mustang GT500 Super Snake vs Ford GT


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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More torque 592 ft-lb vs 500 ft-lb @ 3,750 RPM Around 20% stronger engine from a stand-still; more acceleration power
Slightly more powerful engine 605 HP vs 550 HP @ 6,500 RPM 10% stronger engine
Side view of Ford GT

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Ford GT

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Faster top speed 205 mph vs 159 mph 46 more mph; leaves lesser cars in the dust on the straights
Faster in the quarter mile 11.7 s vs 12.5 s More than 5% faster at the drag strip
Slightly faster to 100mph 8 s vs 9.1 s More than 10% faster to 100mph
Lighter curb weight 3,500 lb vs 3,914 lb More than 10% lighter curb weight; less inertia to overcome when accelerating
Higher redline 6,500 RPM vs 6,100 RPM More than 5% more revs

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Mustang GT500 Super Snake  vs
Ford GT 
Brand Shelby Ford
Price 68,930 150,000
Type of car Production car Production car
Year 2008-2009 2003-2006

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 6.47 lb/hp 6.36 lb/hp
Maximum hp 605 HP 550 HP @ 6,500 RPM
Maximum torque 592 ft-lb 500 ft-lb @ 3,750 RPM
Max RPM 6,100 RPM 6,500 RPM
Steering system Rack and pinion Rack and pinion

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Disc Brembo Disc
Rear brakes Disc Brembo Disc
Front wheels 508/? 229 457/? 229
Rear wheels 508/? 254 483/? 292

road tests

Mustang GT500 Super Snake  vs
Ford GT 
Top speed 159 mph 205 mph
1/4 mile 12.5 s 11.7 s
0-60mph 3.9 s 3.6 s
0-100mph 9.1 s 8 s


Drivetrain RWD RWD w/Helical LSD
Gearing Traditional Traditional


Displacement 5,400 cc 5,409 cc
Cylinders V8 V8

physical dimensions

Curb weight 3,914 lb 3,500 lb
Width 73.9 in 76.9 in
Height 54.5 in 44.3 in
Length 188 in 182.8 in
Wheelbase 107.1 in 106.7 in
Shelby Mustang GT500 Super Snake
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Ford GT
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