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


Top speed


1/4 mile

Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Shelby Mustang GT500 Super Snake

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Shelby Mustang GT500 Super Snake

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TwinRev is not aware of any important advantages of the Shelby Mustang GT500 Super Snake vs the Hennessey Venom GT.

Side view of Hennessey Venom GT

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Hennessey Venom GT

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Faster top speed 270 mph vs 159 mph 111 more mph; leaves lesser cars in the dust on the straights
Much more powerful engine 1,200 HP @ 6,500 RPM vs 605 HP Around 2x stronger engine
A lot faster in the quarter mile 9.95 s vs 12.5 s More than 20% faster at the drag strip
Much more expensive sticker price $950k vs $69k More than 13.8x more expensive harder to own
Faster to 100mph 5.3 s vs 9.1 s More than 40% faster to 100mph
Significantly more torque 851 ft-lb @ 4,200 RPM vs 592 ft-lb Around 45% stronger engine from a stand-still; more acceleration power
Significantly lighter curb weight 2,743 lb vs 3,914 lb Around 30% lighter curb weight; less inertia to overcome when accelerating
Higher redline 7,200 RPM vs 6,100 RPM Around 20% more revs
Bigger engine 6,205 cc vs 5,400 cc Around 15% bigger engine

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Mustang GT500 Super Snake  vs
Venom GT 
Brand Shelby Hennessey
Price 68,930 950,000
Type of car Production car Production car
Year 2008-2009 2010


Chief designer Carroll Shelby Steve Everitt


Drivetrain RWD RWD
Shift system Manual Manual
Gearing Traditional Traditional
# of gears 6 6

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Disc Brembo Disc
Rear brakes Disc Brembo Disc
Front wheels 508/? 229 265/30 19
Rear wheels 508/? 254 345/30 20

road tests

Mustang GT500 Super Snake  vs
Venom GT 
Top speed 159 mph 270 mph
1/4 mile 12.5 s 9.95 s
0-60mph 3.9 s 2.5 s
0-100mph 9.1 s 5.3 s

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 6.47 lb/hp 2.29 lb/hp
Maximum hp 605 HP 1,200 HP @ 6,500 RPM
Maximum torque 592 ft-lb 851 ft-lb @ 4,200 RPM
Max RPM 6,100 RPM 7,200 RPM
Engine placement Front Mid
Steering system Rack and pinion Rack and pinion


Displacement 5,400 cc 6,205 cc
Cylinders V8 V8

physical dimensions

Curb weight 3,914 lb 2,743 lb
Width 73.9 in 77.2 in
Height 54.5 in 42.5 in
Length 188 in 183.3 in
Wheelbase 107.1 in 110.2 in
Shelby Mustang GT500 Super Snake
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