Road Tests Real world tests of Mustang GT500 Super Snake vs Mustang S-351

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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A lot faster in the quarter mile 12.5 s vs 14.3 s Around 15% faster at the drag strip
Way more more powerful engine 605 HP vs 370 HP @ 5,100 RPM Around 65% stronger engine
A lot faster to 100mph 9.1 s vs 14.5 s More than 35% faster to 100mph
Significantly more torque 592 ft-lb vs 422 ft-lb @ 3,500 RPM More than 40% stronger engine from a stand-still; more acceleration power
More expensive sticker price $69k vs $34k More than 2x more expensive harder to own
Better power-to-weight ratio 6.47 lb/hp vs 9.24 lb/hp More than 30% better power-to-weight ratio
Higher redline 6,100 RPM vs 5,500 RPM More than 10% more revs
Default view of Ford Saleen Mustang S-351

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Ford Saleen Mustang S-351

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Faster top speed 170 mph vs 159 mph 11 more mph; leaves lesser cars in the dust on the straights
Lighter curb weight 3,420 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
Mustang S-351 
Brand Shelby Ford Saleen
Price 68,930 33,500
Year 2008-2009 1994

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 6.47 lb/hp 9.24 lb/hp
Maximum hp 605 HP 370 HP @ 5,100 RPM
Maximum torque 592 ft-lb 422 ft-lb @ 3,500 RPM
Max RPM 6,100 RPM 5,500 RPM
Steering system Rack and pinion Rack and pinion

engine

Displacement 5,400 cc 5,753 cc
Cylinders V8 V8
Fuels
Gas

physical dimensions

Curb weight 3,914 lb 3,420 lb
Width 73.9 in 71.8 in
Height 54.5 in 50 in
Length 188 in 181 in
Wheelbase 107.1 in 101.3 in

road tests

Mustang GT500 Super Snake  vs
Mustang S-351 
Top speed 159 mph 170 mph
1/4 mile 12.5 s 14.3 s
0-60mph 3.9 s 5.9 s
0-100mph 9.1 s 14.5 s

transmission

Drivetrain RWD Front Engine / RWD
Gearing Traditional Traditional
# of gears 6 5

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Disc Disc
Rear brakes Disc Disc
Front wheels 508/? 229 457/? 432
Rear wheels 508/? 254 457/? 508
Shelby Mustang GT500 Super Snake
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Ford Saleen Mustang S-351
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