Road Tests Real world tests of Mustang GT500 Super Snake vs Reventón

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 487 ft-lb @ 6,000 RPM More than 20% stronger engine from a stand-still; more acceleration power
Side view of Lamborghini Reventón

Reasons to consider the
Lamborghini Reventón Coupe

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Faster top speed 221 mph vs 159 mph 62 more mph; leaves lesser cars in the dust on the straights
Much more expensive sticker price $1M vs $69k Around 14.5x more expensive harder to own
Faster in the quarter mile 11.6 s vs 12.5 s More than 5% faster at the drag strip
Faster to 100mph 7.6 s vs 9.1 s More than 15% faster to 100mph
Bigger engine 6,496 cc vs 5,400 cc More than 20% bigger engine
Slightly lighter curb weight 3,671 lb vs 3,914 lb More than 5% lighter curb weight; less inertia to overcome when accelerating

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Mustang GT500 Super Snake  vs
Brand Shelby Lamborghini
Price 68,930 1,000,000
Type of car Production car Production car
Year 2008-2009 2007-2009


Chief designer Carroll Shelby Manfred Fitzgerald


Drivetrain RWD 4x4
Shift system Manual Semi-automatic
Gearing Traditional Traditional
# of gears 6 6

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Disc 14.93 in Ventilated Disc
Rear brakes Disc 13.95 in Ventilated Disc
Front wheels 508/? 229 245/35 18
Rear wheels 508/? 254 335/30 18

road tests

Mustang GT500 Super Snake  vs
Top speed 159 mph 221 mph
1/4 mile 12.5 s 11.6 s
0-60mph 3.9 s 3.4 s
0-100mph 9.1 s 7.6 s

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 6.47 lb/hp 5.73 lb/hp
Maximum hp 605 HP 641 HP @ 8,000 RPM
Maximum torque 592 ft-lb 487 ft-lb @ 6,000 RPM
Engine placement Front Mid
Steering system Rack and pinion Rack and pinion


Displacement 5,400 cc 6,496 cc
Cylinders V8 V12

physical dimensions

Curb weight 3,914 lb 3,671 lb
Width 73.9 in 80.9 in
Height 54.5 in 44.6 in
Length 188 in 184.7 in
Wheelbase 107.1 in 104.73 in
Shelby Mustang GT500 Super Snake
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Lamborghini Reventón Coupe
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