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


The figure-eight performance was close as well, but again showed the slight difference in lateral performance.
GT500 Coupe | by MotorTrend

Top speed

It is so stable, in fact, that it rewards you for carrying the brakes into the turn.
GT500 Coupe | by MotorTrend


In most cases, the performance drop is a factor of significantly higher weight and/or an aerodynamic toll for the soft top.
GT500 Coupe | by MotorTrend

1/4 mile

The best performance we could eke out of the topless version in the quarter mile was 12.1 seconds at 120.5 mph.
GT500 Coupe | by MotorTrend

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 511 ft-lb @ 4,500 RPM More than 15% stronger engine from a stand-still; more acceleration power
More expensive sticker price $69k vs $49k More than 40% more expensive harder to own
More powerful engine 605 HP vs 550 HP @ 6,200 RPM 10% stronger engine
Front view of Shelby GT500

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Shelby GT500 Coupe

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Faster top speed 195 mph vs 159 mph 36 more mph; leaves lesser cars in the dust on the straights
Faster in the quarter mile 11.7 s vs 12.5 s More than 5% faster at the drag strip
Faster to 100mph 7.7 s vs 9.1 s More than 15% faster to 100mph

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Mustang GT500 Super Snake  vs
Brand Shelby Shelby
Price 68,930 49,495
Type of car Production car Production car
Year 2008-2009 2011

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 6.47 lb/hp 6.93 lb/hp
Maximum hp 605 HP 550 HP @ 6,200 RPM
Maximum torque 592 ft-lb 511 ft-lb @ 4,500 RPM
Engine placement Front Front
Steering system Rack and pinion Rack and pinion


Displacement 5,400 cc 5,400 cc
Cylinders V8 V8

physical dimensions

Curb weight 3,914 lb 3,813 lb
Width 73.9 in 73.9 in
Height 54.5 in 54.5 in
Length 188 in 188.2 in
Wheelbase 107.1 in 107.1 in

road tests

Mustang GT500 Super Snake  vs
Top speed 159 mph 195 mph
1/4 mile 12.5 s 11.7 s
0-60mph 3.9 s 3.5 s
0-100mph 9.1 s 7.7 s


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/? 229 483/? 241
Rear wheels 508/? 254 483/? 241
Shelby Mustang GT500 Super Snake
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