Shelby GT500 

  • $49k built in USA
  • 2011
  • 550 HP 5.4L
  • 195 mph
Despite a 122-horsepower advantage over the previous GT500, the 2013 model is actually easier to drive.
by MotorTrend
It is so stable, in fact, that it rewards you for carrying the brakes into the turn.
by MotorTrend

Road Tests Real world tests of the Shelby GT500


GT500 Coupe
3.5 s
Camaro ZL1
4.7 s

Top speed

GT500 Coupe
195 mph
Mustang GT 5.0
151 mph


GT500 Coupe
7.7 s
Camaro ZL1
10.7 s

1/4 mile

GT500 Coupe
11.7 s
Camaro ZL1
13.1 s

Data points Key details of the Shelby GT500


GT500 Coupe
Camaro ZL1


GT500 Coupe
550 HP
Camaro Z28
290 HP

In The News From around the web


Shelby GT500 Coupe
“All the changes we made reflect a desire for even better handling and outstanding driving dynamics – from weight savings to improved balance.
Slotted brake dust shields were added to improve brake cooling and handling, and a new pedal box improves clutch and pedal efforts even more.

Shelby GT500 Coupe
“Building on what we learned to create the Shelby GT500KR, this new car offers a great combination of power, handling and braking.
Using genuine materials such as real leather in all seats, real aluminum on the instrument panel and Alcantara inserts on the seats and steering wheel gave the appearance a precisely crafted, jewel-like yet functional feel.

Shelby GT500 Coupe
New brake pads that are more aggressive also help the car achieve high deceleration and further robustness for more driver confidence Significant aerodynamic work was done on the new Shelby GT500 to ensure the car has proper downforce for optimum performance at all speeds.
“Nearly every system the driver interacts with can be tailored to his or her situation including the Bilstein electronic adjustable suspension, launch control, AdvanceTrac and steering assist levels.

Shelby GT500 Convertible
More aggressive brake pads also help the car achieve high deceleration and further robustness for more driver confidence.
The Ford Fiesta ST Concept also signals the next step in Ford’s global performance vehicle strategy and hints at how a future Fiesta ST model might look when it joins the Focus ST in the global small car portfolio.

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Brand Shelby
Price $49,495
Type of car Production car
Year 2011
City mileage 15 MPG
Highway mileage 23 MPG

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 6.93 lb/hp
Maximum hp 550 HP @ 6,200 RPM
Maximum torque 511 ft-lb @ 4,500 RPM
Engine placement Front
Weight distribution 56%/44%
Steering system Rack and pinion


Displacement 5,400 cc
Cylinders V8
Air compressor Supercharger
Fuels Gas
Compression ratio 8.4:1
Bore/stroke 3.6 in / 4.2 in
Valvetrain DOHC
Valves per cylinder 4 valves

road tests

Top speed 195 mph
1/4 mile 11.7 s
0-60mph 3.5 s
0-100mph 7.7 s


Drivetrain RWD
Shift system Manual
Gearing Traditional
# of gears 6 gears
Gear ratios
  1. 1: 2.97:1
  2. 2: 1.78:1
  3. 3: 1.3:1
  4. 4: 1:1
  5. 5: 0.74:1
  6. 6: 0.5:1
Axle ratio 3.55:1

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Brembo Disc
Rear brakes Brembo Disc
Front wheels 483/? 241
Rear wheels 483/? 241

physical dimensions

Curb weight 3,813 lb
Width 73.9 in
Height 54.5 in
Length 188.2 in
Front track width 61.9 in
Wheelbase 107.1 in
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