Road Tests Real world tests of Mustang GT500 Super Snake vs S7 Twin Turbo Competition

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 Saleen S7 Twin Turbo Competition.

Front view of Saleen S7 Twin Turbo Competition

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Saleen S7 Twin Turbo Competition

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Faster top speed 248 mph vs 159 mph 89 more mph; leaves lesser cars in the dust on the straights
Much more powerful engine 1,000 HP vs 605 HP More than 65% stronger engine
Faster to 60mph 2.6 s vs 3.9 s Around 35% faster to 60mph
More expensive sticker price $555k vs $69k More than 8x more expensive harder to own
Lighter curb weight 2,950 lb vs 3,914 lb Around 25% lighter curb weight; less inertia to overcome when accelerating
Bigger engine 6,991 cc vs 5,400 cc Around 30% bigger engine
Higher redline 6,500 RPM vs 6,100 RPM More than 5% more revs

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

Mustang GT500 Super Snake  vs
S7 Twin Turbo Competition 
Brand Shelby Saleen
Price 68,930 555,000
Type of car Production car Production car
Year 2008-2009 2006

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 6.47 lb/hp 2.95 lb/hp
Maximum hp 605 HP 1,000 HP
Max RPM 6,100 RPM 6,500 RPM
Steering system Rack and pinion Rack and pinion

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Disc Brembo Disc
Rear brakes Disc Brembo Disc
Front wheels 508/? 229 483/? 241
Rear wheels 508/? 254 508/? 305

road tests

Mustang GT500 Super Snake  vs
S7 Twin Turbo Competition 
Top speed 159 mph 248 mph
0-60mph 3.9 s 2.6 s

transmission

Drivetrain RWD RWD w/Limited Slip Differential
Gearing Traditional Traditional
# of gears 6 6

engine

Displacement 5,400 cc 6,991 cc
Cylinders V8 V8
Fuels
Gas

physical dimensions

Curb weight 3,914 lb 2,950 lb
Width 73.9 in 78.3 in
Height 54.5 in 41 in
Length 188 in 188 in
Wheelbase 107.1 in 106.3 in
Shelby Mustang GT500 Super Snake
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Saleen S7 Twin Turbo Competition
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