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

Top speed

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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Much more torque 592 ft-lb vs 213 ft-lb @ 4,500 RPM More than 2.8x stronger engine from a stand-still; more acceleration power
Much more powerful engine 605 HP vs 270 HP @ 6,700 RPM Around 2.2x stronger engine
Much bigger engine 5,400 cc vs 2,706 cc Around 2x bigger engine
Significantly better power-to-weight ratio 6.47 lb/hp vs 10.7 lb/hp Around 40% better power-to-weight ratio
More expensive sticker price $69k vs $53k More than 30% more expensive harder to own
Front view of Porsche Cayman

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Significantly lighter curb weight 2,889 lb vs 3,914 lb More than 25% lighter curb weight; less inertia to overcome when accelerating
Way higher redline 7,800 RPM vs 6,100 RPM Around 30% more revs
Faster top speed 165 mph vs 159 mph 6 more mph; leaves lesser cars in the dust on the straights

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

Mustang GT500 Super Snake  vs
Cayman 
Brand Shelby Porsche
Price 68,930 52,600
Type of car Production car Production car
Year 2008-2009 2013

transmission

Drivetrain RWD RWD
Gearing Traditional Traditional
# of gears 6 6

engine

Displacement 5,400 cc 2,706 cc
Cylinders V8 Flat 6
Fuels
Gas

physical dimensions

Curb weight 3,914 lb 2,889 lb
Width 73.9 in 70.9 in
Height 54.5 in 50.9 in
Length 188 in 172.4 in
Wheelbase 107.1 in 97.4 in

road tests

Mustang GT500 Super Snake  vs
Cayman 
Top speed 159 mph 165 mph

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 6.47 lb/hp 10.7 lb/hp
Maximum hp 605 HP 270 HP @ 6,700 RPM
Maximum torque 592 ft-lb 213 ft-lb @ 4,500 RPM
Max RPM 6,100 RPM 7,800 RPM
Steering system Rack and pinion Rack and pinion

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Disc Disc
Rear brakes Disc Disc
Front wheels 508/? 229 457/? 203
Rear wheels 508/? 254 457/? 229
Shelby Mustang GT500 Super Snake
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