Road Tests Real world tests of Mustang GT500 Super Snake vs Mustang Boss 302S

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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Significantly more torque 592 ft-lb vs 380 ft-lb More than 55% stronger engine from a stand-still; more acceleration power
Way more more powerful engine 605 HP vs 440 HP Around 40% stronger engine
Faster top speed 159 mph vs 146 mph 13 more mph; leaves lesser cars in the dust on the straights
Faster in the quarter mile 12.5 s vs 13.2 s More than 5% faster at the drag strip
Faster to 100mph 9.1 s vs 11 s More than 15% faster to 100mph
Better power-to-weight ratio 6.47 lb/hp vs 8.14 lb/hp More than 20% better power-to-weight ratio
Slightly bigger engine 5,400 cc vs 4,951 cc Around 10% bigger engine
Car-autoblog view of Ford Mustang Boss 302S

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Ford Mustang Boss 302S

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Way higher redline 7,500 RPM vs 6,100 RPM Around 25% more revs
More expensive sticker price $79k vs $69k Around 15% more expensive harder to own
Lighter curb weight 3,580 lb vs 3,914 lb Around 10% lighter curb weight; less inertia to overcome when accelerating

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Mustang GT500 Super Snake  vs
Mustang Boss 302S 
Brand Shelby Ford
Price 68,930 79,000
Type of car Production car Race car
Year 2008-2009 2012

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 6.47 lb/hp 8.14 lb/hp
Maximum hp 605 HP 440 HP
Maximum torque 592 ft-lb 380 ft-lb
Max RPM 6,100 RPM 7,500 RPM
Steering system Rack and pinion Rack and pinion


Displacement 5,400 cc 4,951 cc
Cylinders V8 V8

physical dimensions

Curb weight 3,914 lb 3,580 lb
Width 73.9 in 73.9 in
Height 54.5 in 55.1 in
Length 188 in 188.1 in
Wheelbase 107.1 in 107.1 in

road tests

Mustang GT500 Super Snake  vs
Mustang Boss 302S 
Top speed 159 mph 146 mph
1/4 mile 12.5 s 13.2 s
0-60mph 3.9 s 4.6 s
0-100mph 9.1 s 11 s


Drivetrain RWD RWD
Gearing Traditional Traditional
# of gears 6 6

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Disc Disc
Rear brakes Disc Disc
Front wheels 508/? 229 457/? 241
Rear wheels 508/? 254 457/? 241
Shelby Mustang GT500 Super Snake
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Ford Mustang Boss 302S
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