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

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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TwinRev is not aware of any important advantages of the Mustang GT500 Super Snake vs the GT500 Cobra.

Front view of Shelby GT500 Cobra

Reasons to consider the
Shelby GT500 Cobra

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Faster top speed 200 mph vs 159 mph 41 more mph; leaves lesser cars in the dust on the straights
Way more more powerful engine 850 HP vs 605 HP More than 40% stronger engine

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

Mustang GT500 Super Snake  vs
GT500 Cobra 
Brand Shelby Shelby
Type of car Production car Production car
Year 2008-2009 2013

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 6.47 lb/hp 4.53 lb/hp
Maximum hp 605 HP 850 HP
Steering system Rack and pinion Rack and pinion

engine

Displacement 5,400 cc 5,800 cc
Cylinders V8 V8
Fuels
Gas

physical dimensions

Curb weight 3,914 lb 3,850 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
GT500 Cobra 
Top speed 159 mph 200 mph

transmission

Drivetrain RWD RWD
Gearing Traditional Traditional
# of gears 6 6

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Disc Brembo Disc
Rear brakes Disc Brembo Disc
Front wheels 508/? 229 508/? 254
Rear wheels 508/? 254 508/? 330
Shelby Mustang GT500 Super Snake
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Shelby GT500 Cobra
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