2012 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500

2012 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 Competitors

$49-54k sports car, designed & built in U.S.A. 15 city / 23 hwy 240-368 mile range, gas engine
550 hp 329 cu. in. V8 supercharged 13.0 s s @ 112.0 mph mph 0-60 in 4.7 seconds, maximum lateral acceleration 0.88 g

As well as being compared against other sports cars, the 2012 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 is also often compared to super cars, luxury cars, full-size SUVs, cars and truck and SUVs. The 2012 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500's top rivals come from Nissan (such as the GT-R Black Edition) and BMW (such as the Z4 sDrive35is and the M5 )

compared to sports car competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Mustang Shelby GT500 compared to other sports car competitors include: it is significantly more powerful (550 HP @ 6,200 RPM vs 345 HP @ 6,500 RPM), has a supercharger to get maximum performance from the engine (supercharger vs none), slightly shorter braking distance from 60mph (104 ft vs 129 ft), costs less ($49,605 vs $78,750) and is slightly sportier (6.9 lb/hp vs 9.4 lb/hp).

However, on average it doesn't have paddle shifters (not available vs standard), slightly lower top speed (155 mph vs 170 mph), slightly worse cornering ability (0.88 g vs 0.98 g), gets slightly less from a tank of gas in the city (240 miles vs 295 miles) and gets slightly less from a tank of gas on the highway (368 miles vs 416 miles).

2011 BMW Z4 sDrive35is

2011 BMW Z4 sDrive35is
$63,375

Significant advantages of the Z4 sDrive35is (vs the Mustang Shelby GT500)

  • Paddle shifters comes standard
  • Smoother suspension: Independent vs Live
  • Optional passenger power seats

Significant disadvantages of the Z4 sDrive35is (vs the Mustang Shelby GT500)

  • Much less powerful: 335 HP @ 5,900 RPM vs 550 HP @ 6,200 RPM
  • Folding rear seats not available
  • Number of rows of seating: 1 vs 2

common strengths of the Z4 sDrive35is and Mustang Shelby GT500

  • Both have an air compressor, quite rare for this class of vehicle: Twin turbocharger vs Supercharger
  • Both have rear spoilers
  • Power steering availability
arrow Compare the 2011 BMW Z4 sDrive35is vs the 2012 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500

2011 Chevrolet Camaro SS

2011 Chevrolet Camaro SS
$31,920

Significant advantages of the Camaro SS (vs the Mustang Shelby GT500)

  • Smoother suspension: Independent vs Live
  • Significantly fewer trips to fill-up when driving on the highway: 456 miles vs 368 miles
  • Fewer trips to fill-up when driving in the city: 304 miles vs 240 miles

Significant disadvantages of the Camaro SS (vs the Mustang Shelby GT500)

  • Lacks a supercharger or turbocharger: None vs Supercharger
  • Much longer braking distance from 60mph: 129 ft vs 104 ft
  • Less powerful: 426 HP @ 5,900 RPM vs 550 HP @ 6,200 RPM

common strengths of the Camaro SS and Mustang Shelby GT500

  • Fairly powerful: 426 HP @ 5,900 RPM vs 550 HP @ 6,200 RPM
  • Inexpensive: $31,920 vs $49,605
  • Both provide sporty handling: 9.1 lb/hp vs 6.9 lb/hp
arrow Compare the 2011 Chevrolet Camaro SS vs the 2012 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500

2011 Lexus IS F

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$61,535

Significant advantages of the IS F (vs the Mustang Shelby GT500)

  • Paddle shifters comes standard
  • Smoother suspension: Independent vs Live
  • More gears: 8 vs 6

Significant disadvantages of the IS F (vs the Mustang Shelby GT500)

  • Lacks a supercharger or turbocharger: None vs Supercharger
  • Significantly less powerful: 416 HP @ 6,600 RPM vs 550 HP @ 6,200 RPM
  • Folding rear seats not available

common strengths of the IS F and Mustang Shelby GT500

  • Fairly powerful: 416 HP @ 6,600 RPM vs 550 HP @ 6,200 RPM
  • Both vehicles have good 0-60 times: 4.6 seconds vs 4.7 seconds
  • Both provide sporty handling: 9.1 lb/hp vs 6.9 lb/hp
arrow Compare the 2011 Lexus vs the 2012 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500

2012 Ford Mustang Boss 302

2012 Ford Mustang Boss 302
$41,105

Significant advantages of the Mustang Boss 302 (vs the Mustang Shelby GT500)

  • Significantly better cornering ability: 0.98 g vs 0.88 g

Significant disadvantages of the Mustang Boss 302 (vs the Mustang Shelby GT500)

  • Lacks a supercharger or turbocharger: None vs Supercharger
  • Less powerful: 444 HP @ 7,400 RPM vs 550 HP @ 6,200 RPM
  • Power seats not available

common strengths of the Mustang Boss 302 and Mustang Shelby GT500

  • Fairly powerful: 444 HP @ 7,400 RPM vs 550 HP @ 6,200 RPM
  • Both vehicles have above average braking abilities for this class of vehicle: 108 ft vs 104 ft
  • Both posted zippy 1/4 mile times: 12.3 s s @ 115.8 mph mph vs 13.0 s s @ 112.0 mph mph
arrow Compare the Mustang Boss 302 vs the Mustang Shelby GT500

2010 Porsche 911 Carrera

2010 Porsche 911 Carrera
$78,750

Significant advantages of the 911 Carrera (vs the Mustang Shelby GT500)

  • Higher top speed: 180 mph vs 155 mph
  • Smoother suspension: Independent vs Live
  • Optional roof rails

Significant disadvantages of the 911 Carrera (vs the Mustang Shelby GT500)

  • Lacks a supercharger or turbocharger: None vs Supercharger
  • Significantly less powerful: 345 HP @ 6,500 RPM vs 550 HP @ 6,200 RPM
  • Lacks auxiliary audio input jack

common strengths of the 911 Carrera and Mustang Shelby GT500

  • Both vehicles have above average braking abilities for this class of vehicle: 104 ft vs 104 ft
  • Both posted zippy 1/4 mile times: 13.0 s s @ 108.1 mph mph vs 13.0 s s @ 112.0 mph mph
  • Both provide sporty handling: 9.0 lb/hp vs 6.9 lb/hp
arrow Compare the 2010 Porsche 911 Carrera vs the 2012 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500

2011 Maserati GranTurismo S

2011 Maserati GranTurismo S
$126,400

Significant advantages of the GranTurismo S (vs the Mustang Shelby GT500)

  • Paddle shifters comes standard
  • Significantly higher top speed: 183 mph vs 155 mph
  • Smoother suspension: Independent vs Live

Significant disadvantages of the GranTurismo S (vs the Mustang Shelby GT500)

  • Lacks a supercharger or turbocharger: None vs Supercharger
  • Less powerful: 440 HP @ 7,000 RPM vs 550 HP @ 6,200 RPM
  • Much more expensive: $126,400 vs $49,605

common strengths of the GranTurismo S and Mustang Shelby GT500

  • Fairly powerful: 440 HP @ 7,000 RPM vs 550 HP @ 6,200 RPM
  • Both provide sporty handling: 9.4 lb/hp vs 6.9 lb/hp
  • Both have power seats
arrow Compare the 2011 Maserati GranTurismo S vs the 2012 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500

compared to super car competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Mustang Shelby GT500 compared to super car competitors include: it has a supercharger to get maximum performance from the engine (supercharger vs none) and slightly shorter braking distance from 60mph (104 ft vs 126 ft).

However, on average it doesn't have paddle shifters (not available vs standard), much slower 0-60 time (4.7 seconds vs 3.4 seconds), significantly slower 1/4 mile time (13.0 s s @ 112.0 mph mph vs 11.6 s s @ 122.1 mph mph), much lower top speed (155 mph vs 199 mph) and much worse cornering ability (0.88 g vs 1 g).

2012 Nissan GT-R Black Edition

2012 Nissan GT-R Black Edition
$96,100

Significant advantages of the GT-R Black Edition (vs the Mustang Shelby GT500)

  • Much faster 0-60 mph time: 2.9 seconds vs 4.7 seconds
  • Much higher top speed: 193 mph vs 155 mph
  • Much faster 1/4 mile time: 11.2 s s @ 122.7 mph mph vs 13.0 s s @ 112.0 mph mph

Significant disadvantages of the GT-R Black Edition (vs the Mustang Shelby GT500)

  • None found

common strengths of the GT-R Black Edition and Mustang Shelby GT500

  • Both have an air compressor to maximize power output: Twin turbocharger vs Supercharger
arrow Compare the 2012 Nissan GT-R Black Edition vs the 2012 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500

2012 Audi R8 GT

2012 Audi R8 GT
$198,050

Significant advantages of the R8 GT (vs the Mustang Shelby GT500)

  • Much faster 0-60 mph time: 3.4 seconds vs 4.7 seconds
  • Much faster 1/4 mile time: 11.6 s s @ 122.1 mph mph vs 13.0 s s @ 112.0 mph mph
  • Much better cornering ability: 1 g vs 0.88 g

Significant disadvantages of the R8 GT (vs the Mustang Shelby GT500)

  • Lacks a supercharger or turbocharger: None vs Supercharger

common strengths of the R8 GT and Mustang Shelby GT500

  • None found
arrow Compare the 2012 Audi R8 GT vs the 2012 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500

2010 Ferrari 612 Scaglietti

2010 Ferrari 612 Scaglietti
$315,538

Significant advantages of the 612 Scaglietti (vs the Mustang Shelby GT500)

  • Much higher top speed: 199 mph vs 155 mph
  • Paddle shifters comes standard
  • Significantly faster 0-60 mph time: 4.1 seconds vs 4.7 seconds

Significant disadvantages of the 612 Scaglietti (vs the Mustang Shelby GT500)

  • Lacks a supercharger or turbocharger: None vs Supercharger

common strengths of the 612 Scaglietti and Mustang Shelby GT500

  • None found
arrow Compare the 2010 Ferrari 612 Scaglietti vs the 2012 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500

2011 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1

2011 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1
$112,550

Significant advantages of the Corvette ZR1 (vs the Mustang Shelby GT500)

  • Much higher top speed: 205 mph vs 155 mph
  • Much faster 0-60 mph time: 3.4 seconds vs 4.7 seconds
  • Much more powerful: 638 HP @ 6,500 RPM vs 550 HP @ 6,200 RPM

Significant disadvantages of the Corvette ZR1 (vs the Mustang Shelby GT500)

  • Much longer braking distance from 60mph: 126 ft vs 104 ft

common strengths of the Corvette ZR1 and Mustang Shelby GT500

  • Both have an air compressor to maximize power output: Supercharger vs Supercharger
arrow Compare the 2011 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 vs the 2012 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500

2010 Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano

2010 Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano
$326,730

Significant advantages of the 599 GTB Fiorano (vs the Mustang Shelby GT500)

  • Much higher top speed: 205 mph vs 155 mph
  • Much better cornering ability: 1.08 g vs 0.88 g
  • Much faster 1/4 mile time: 11.3 s s @ 126.0 mph mph vs 13.0 s s @ 112.0 mph mph

Significant disadvantages of the 599 GTB Fiorano (vs the Mustang Shelby GT500)

  • Lacks a supercharger or turbocharger: None vs Supercharger

common strengths of the 599 GTB Fiorano and Mustang Shelby GT500

  • None found
arrow Compare the 2010 Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano vs the 2012 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500

2011 Aston Martin DBS

2011 Aston-Martin DBS
$290,954

Significant advantages of the DBS (vs the Mustang Shelby GT500)

  • Much higher top speed: 191 mph vs 155 mph
  • Significantly better cornering ability: 0.98 g vs 0.88 g
  • Faster 0-60 mph time: 4.2 seconds vs 4.7 seconds

Significant disadvantages of the DBS (vs the Mustang Shelby GT500)

  • Lacks a supercharger or turbocharger: None vs Supercharger

common strengths of the DBS and Mustang Shelby GT500

  • None found
arrow Compare the 2011 Aston-Martin DBS vs the 2012 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500

compared to luxury car competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Mustang Shelby GT500 compared to luxury car competitors include: it costs less ($49,605 vs $89,575), is slightly sportier (6.9 lb/hp vs 13.4 lb/hp), is significantly more powerful (550 HP @ 6,200 RPM vs 268 HP @ 6,200 RPM), has an auxiliary audio input jack and slightly tighter turning radius (37.0 ft vs 40.0 ft).

However, on average it doesn't have rear air conditioning (not available vs standard), has slightly fewer seats (4 vs 5), has much fewer airbags (3 vs 6), gets slightly less from a tank of gas in the city (240 miles vs 274 miles) and gets slightly less from a tank of gas on the highway (368 miles vs 403 miles).

2010 BMW M5

2010 BMW M5
$89,575

Significant advantages of the M5 (vs the Mustang Shelby GT500)

  • Smoother suspension: Independent vs Live
  • Much longer basic warranty: 50,000 mile vs 36,000 mile
  • Much longer-lasting basic warranty: 4 year vs 3 year

Significant disadvantages of the M5 (vs the Mustang Shelby GT500)

  • Lacks auxiliary audio input jack
  • Significantly worse highway mileage: 17 mpg vs 23 mpg
  • Significantly wider turning radius: 40.7 ft vs 37.0 ft

common strengths of the M5 and Mustang Shelby GT500

  • Very powerful: 500 HP @ 7,750 RPM vs 550 HP @ 6,200 RPM
  • Both provide sporty handling: 8.0 lb/hp vs 6.9 lb/hp
  • Both have rear spoilers
arrow Compare the 2010 BMW M5 vs the 2012 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500

2011 BMW 328i

2011 BMW 328i
$37,475

Significant advantages of the 328i (vs the Mustang Shelby GT500)

  • Smoother suspension: Independent vs Live
  • Much longer basic warranty: 50,000 mile vs 36,000 mile
  • Much longer-lasting basic warranty: 4 year vs 3 year

Significant disadvantages of the 328i (vs the Mustang Shelby GT500)

  • Much less powerful: 230 HP @ 6,500 RPM vs 550 HP @ 6,200 RPM
  • Sluggish performance: 15.7 lb/hp vs 6.9 lb/hp
  • Much longer braking distance from 60mph: 134 ft vs 104 ft

common strengths of the 328i and Mustang Shelby GT500

  • A standard folding rear seat on the {better} is a great way to free up space for road trips; requires optional upgrade on the {worse}
arrow Compare the 2011 BMW 328i vs the 2012 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500

2011 Mercedes-Benz S600

2011 Mercedes-Benz S600
$161,525

Significant advantages of the S600 (vs the Mustang Shelby GT500)

  • Rear air conditioning comes standard
  • Smoother suspension: Independent vs Live
  • Much longer basic warranty: 50,000 mile vs 36,000 mile

Significant disadvantages of the S600 (vs the Mustang Shelby GT500)

  • Much more expensive: $161,525 vs $49,605
  • Worse highway mileage: 19 mpg vs 23 mpg
  • Significantly wider turning radius: 40.0 ft vs 37.0 ft

common strengths of the S600 and Mustang Shelby GT500

  • Very powerful: 510 HP @ 5,000 RPM vs 550 HP @ 6,200 RPM
  • Both provide sporty handling: 9.7 lb/hp vs 6.9 lb/hp
  • Both vehicles have good 0-60 times: 4.5 seconds vs 4.7 seconds
arrow Compare the 2011 Mercedes-Benz S600 vs the 2012 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500

2011 Cadillac CTS CTS-V

2011 Cadillac CTS CTS-V
$64,520

Significant advantages of the CTS CTS-V (vs the Mustang Shelby GT500)

  • Smoother suspension: Independent vs Live
  • Much longer basic warranty: 50,000 mile vs 36,000 mile
  • Much longer-lasting basic warranty: 4 year vs 3 year

Significant disadvantages of the CTS CTS-V (vs the Mustang Shelby GT500)

  • Lacks auxiliary audio input jack
  • Worse highway mileage: 19 mpg vs 23 mpg
  • No rear spoiler

common strengths of the CTS CTS-V and Mustang Shelby GT500

  • Very powerful: 556 HP @ 6,100 RPM vs 550 HP @ 6,200 RPM
  • Both cars are very sporty: 7.6 lb/hp vs 6.9 lb/hp
  • Both vehicles have above average braking abilities for this class of vehicle: 107 ft vs 104 ft
arrow Compare the 2011 Cadillac CTS CTS-V vs the 2012 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500

2011 Lexus ES 350

2011 Lexus ES 350
$37,600

Significant advantages of the ES 350 (vs the Mustang Shelby GT500)

  • Smoother suspension: Independent vs Live
  • Much longer basic warranty: 50,000 mile vs 36,000 mile
  • Much longer-lasting basic warranty: 4 year vs 3 year

Significant disadvantages of the ES 350 (vs the Mustang Shelby GT500)

  • Much less powerful: 268 HP @ 6,200 RPM vs 550 HP @ 6,200 RPM
  • Much longer braking distance from 60mph: 131 ft vs 104 ft
  • Sluggish performance: 13.4 lb/hp vs 6.9 lb/hp

common strengths of the ES 350 and Mustang Shelby GT500

  • Both have power outlets
  • Both vehicles ride hide, good for off-roading: 5.5" vs 5.7"
arrow Compare the 2011 Lexus ES 350 vs the 2012 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500

compared to full-size SUV competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Mustang Shelby GT500 compared to full-size SUV competitors include: it is significantly more fuel efficient in the city (15 mpg vs 12 mpg), is much more fuel efficient on the highway (23 mpg vs 17 mpg), costs less ($49,605 vs $90,375), is slightly sportier (6.9 lb/hp vs 9.6 lb/hp) and much tighter turning radius (37.0 ft vs 42.0 ft).

However, on average it has significantly less cargo space (13.4 ft3 vs 59.7 ft3), has much fewer airbags (3 vs 5), gets slightly less from a tank of gas in the city (240 miles vs 270 miles), has significantly less spacious back seats (30.9 ft3 vs 44.1 ft3) and has a much shorter-lasting basic warranty (3 year vs 4 year).

2012 BMW X6 M

2012 BMW X6 M
$90,375

Significant advantages of the X6 M (vs the Mustang Shelby GT500)

  • Child door locks comes standard
  • Significantly more cargo room: 59.7 ft3 vs 13.4 ft3
  • Many more airbags: 5 vs 3

Significant disadvantages of the X6 M (vs the Mustang Shelby GT500)

  • Much worse highway mileage: 17 mpg vs 23 mpg
  • Much more expensive: $90,375 vs $49,605
  • Much wider turning radius: 42.0 ft vs 37.0 ft

common strengths of the X6 M and Mustang Shelby GT500

  • Very powerful: 555 HP @ 6,000 RPM vs 550 HP @ 6,200 RPM
  • Both cars are very sporty: 9.6 lb/hp vs 6.9 lb/hp
  • Both have an air compressor, quite rare for this class of vehicle: Twin turbocharger vs Supercharger
arrow Compare the 2012 BMW X6 M vs the 2012 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500

compared to car competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Mustang Shelby GT500 compared to car competitors include: it is significantly sportier (6.9 lb/hp vs 16.9 lb/hp), is much more powerful (550 HP @ 6,200 RPM vs 227 HP @ 5,000 RPM), has better traction (rear-wheel drive vs front-wheel drive), has a supercharger to get maximum performance from the engine (supercharger vs none) and has better brakes (disc vs drum).

However, on average it is slightly less fuel efficient in the city (15 mpg vs 23 mpg), is slightly less fuel efficient on the highway (23 mpg vs 31 mpg), costs more ($49,605 vs $18,995), has slightly fewer seats (4 vs 5) and has much fewer airbags (3 vs 5).

2012 Infiniti M56

2012 Infiniti M56
$59,975

Significant advantages of the M56 (vs the Mustang Shelby GT500)

  • Smoother suspension: Independent vs Live
  • Much longer basic warranty: 60,000 mile vs 36,000 mile
  • Many more airbags: 5 vs 3

Significant disadvantages of the M56 (vs the Mustang Shelby GT500)

  • Lacks a supercharger or turbocharger: None vs Supercharger
  • Significantly less powerful: 420 HP @ 6,000 RPM vs 550 HP @ 6,200 RPM
  • Longer braking distance from 60mph: 116 ft vs 104 ft

common strengths of the M56 and Mustang Shelby GT500

  • Very powerful: 420 HP @ 6,000 RPM vs 550 HP @ 6,200 RPM
  • Both provide sporty handling: 9.6 lb/hp vs 6.9 lb/hp
  • Both vehicles have above average braking abilities for this class of vehicle: 116 ft vs 104 ft
arrow Compare the 2012 Infiniti M56 vs the 2012 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500

2011 Infiniti G37 Journey

2011 Infiniti G37 Journey
$36,695

Significant advantages of the G37 Journey (vs the Mustang Shelby GT500)

  • Smoother suspension: Independent vs Live
  • Much longer basic warranty: 60,000 mile vs 36,000 mile
  • Many fewer trips to fill-up when driving on the highway: 540 miles vs 368 miles

Significant disadvantages of the G37 Journey (vs the Mustang Shelby GT500)

  • Lacks a supercharger or turbocharger: None vs Supercharger
  • Much less powerful: 328 HP @ 7,000 RPM vs 550 HP @ 6,200 RPM
  • Much longer braking distance from 60mph: 126 ft vs 104 ft

common strengths of the G37 Journey and Mustang Shelby GT500

  • Fairly powerful: 328 HP @ 7,000 RPM vs 550 HP @ 6,200 RPM
  • Both provide sporty handling: 11.0 lb/hp vs 6.9 lb/hp
  • Both posted zippy 1/4 mile times: 14.1 s s @ 104.0 mph mph vs 13.0 s s @ 112.0 mph mph
arrow Compare the 2011 Infiniti G37 Journey vs the 2012 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500

2011 Scion tC

2011 Scion tC
$18,995

Significant advantages of the tC (vs the Mustang Shelby GT500)

  • Much tighter turning radius: 18.7 ft vs 37.0 ft
  • Smoother suspension: Independent vs Live
  • Many more airbags: 5 vs 3

Significant disadvantages of the tC (vs the Mustang Shelby GT500)

  • Much less powerful: 180 HP @ 6,000 RPM vs 550 HP @ 6,200 RPM
  • Much longer braking distance from 60mph: 139 ft vs 104 ft
  • Lacks a supercharger or turbocharger: None vs Supercharger

common strengths of the tC and Mustang Shelby GT500

  • Both have a rear seat that folds down for extra storage space
  • Both come standard with satellite radio
arrow Compare the 2011 Scion tC vs the 2012 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500

2011 Mitsubishi Lancer ES

2011 Mitsubishi Lancer ES
$17,770

Significant advantages of the Lancer ES (vs the Mustang Shelby GT500)

  • Smoother suspension: Independent vs Live
  • Many more airbags: 6 vs 3
  • Much longer-lasting basic warranty: 5 year vs 3 year

Significant disadvantages of the Lancer ES (vs the Mustang Shelby GT500)

  • Much less powerful: 148 HP @ 6,000 RPM vs 550 HP @ 6,200 RPM
  • Sluggish performance: 20.2 lb/hp vs 6.9 lb/hp
  • Worse brakes

common strengths of the Lancer ES and Mustang Shelby GT500

  • Both vehicles have good cornering ability: 0.93 g vs 0.88 g
  • Both have a rear seat that folds down for extra storage space
  • Both have rear spoilers
arrow Compare the 2011 Mitsubishi Lancer ES vs the 2012 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500

2012 Volvo C70 T5

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$40,825

Significant advantages of the C70 T5 (vs the Mustang Shelby GT500)

  • Significantly longer basic warranty: 50,000 mile vs 36,000 mile
  • Significantly longer-lasting basic warranty: 4 year vs 3 year
  • More airbags: 4 vs 3

Significant disadvantages of the C70 T5 (vs the Mustang Shelby GT500)

  • Much less powerful: 227 HP @ 5,000 RPM vs 550 HP @ 6,200 RPM
  • Much longer braking distance from 60mph: 133 ft vs 104 ft
  • Sluggish performance: 16.9 lb/hp vs 6.9 lb/hp

common strengths of the C70 T5 and Mustang Shelby GT500

  • Both have an air compressor, quite rare for this class of vehicle: Turbocharger vs Supercharger
  • Both vehicles can hit high speeds: 150 mph vs 155 mph
  • Both have power seats
arrow Compare the 2012 Volvo C70 T5 vs the 2012 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500

compared to truck and SUV competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Mustang Shelby GT500 compared to truck and SUV competitors include: it is much more powerful (550 HP @ 6,200 RPM vs 302 HP @ 5,600 RPM), is slightly more fuel efficient in the city (15 mpg vs 14 mpg), is significantly more fuel efficient on the highway (23 mpg vs 19 mpg), is much sportier (6.9 lb/hp vs 20.5 lb/hp) and has an auxiliary audio input jack.

However, on average it much less ground clearance (5.7" vs 12.1"), costs more ($49,605 vs $33,195), has significantly fewer seats (4 vs 6), has significantly fewer airbags (3 vs 5) and gets significantly less from a tank of gas in the city (240 miles vs 364 miles).

2011 Ford F250 Super Duty Crew Cab XL

2011 Ford F250 Super Duty Crew Cab XL
$33,195

Significant advantages of the F250 Super Duty Crew Cab XL (vs the Mustang Shelby GT500)

  • Significantly more ground clearance for rough terrain: 8.5" vs 5.7"
  • Much roomier front seats: 65.8 ft3 vs 52.2 ft3
  • Much roomier back seats: 67.6 ft3 vs 30.9 ft3

Significant disadvantages of the F250 Super Duty Crew Cab XL (vs the Mustang Shelby GT500)

  • Much less powerful: 385 HP @ 5,500 RPM vs 550 HP @ 6,200 RPM
  • Much lower top speed: 98 mph vs 155 mph
  • Much worse cornering ability: 0.7 g vs 0.88 g

common strengths of the F250 Super Duty Crew Cab XL and Mustang Shelby GT500

  • Very powerful: 385 HP @ 5,500 RPM vs 550 HP @ 6,200 RPM
  • Both cars have lightning fast acceleration: 6.7 seconds vs 4.7 seconds
  • Power steering availability
arrow Compare the F250 Super Duty Crew Cab XL vs the Mustang Shelby GT500

2011 Ford F450 Super Duty Crew Cab Lariat

2011 Ford F450 Super Duty Crew Cab Lariat
$59,085

Significant advantages of the F450 Super Duty Crew Cab Lariat (vs the Mustang Shelby GT500)

  • Significantly more ground clearance for rough terrain: 8" vs 5.7"
  • Much more cargo room: 78.6 ft3 vs 13.4 ft3
  • Much roomier front seats: 65.8 ft3 vs 52.2 ft3

Significant disadvantages of the F450 Super Duty Crew Cab Lariat (vs the Mustang Shelby GT500)

  • Much less powerful: 400 HP @ 2,800 RPM vs 550 HP @ 6,200 RPM
  • Sluggish performance: 20.5 lb/hp vs 6.9 lb/hp
  • Rougher suspension: Live vs Independent

common strengths of the F450 Super Duty Crew Cab Lariat and Mustang Shelby GT500

  • Very powerful: 400 HP @ 2,800 RPM vs 550 HP @ 6,200 RPM
  • Both cars have lightning fast acceleration: 6.7 seconds vs 4.7 seconds
  • Both have an audio-in jack so you can plug in your own MP3 player to the stereo
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2011 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Extended Cab LT

2011 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Extended Cab LT
$30,505

Significant advantages of the Silverado 1500 Extended Cab LT (vs the Mustang Shelby GT500)

  • Much more ground clearance for rough terrain: 12.1" vs 5.7"
  • Much roomier front seats: 64.2 ft3 vs 52.2 ft3
  • Much more cargo room: 59.2 ft3 vs 13.4 ft3

Significant disadvantages of the Silverado 1500 Extended Cab LT (vs the Mustang Shelby GT500)

  • Much less powerful: 302 HP @ 5,600 RPM vs 550 HP @ 6,200 RPM
  • Sluggish performance: 16.2 lb/hp vs 6.9 lb/hp
  • Significantly worse highway mileage: 19 mpg vs 23 mpg

common strengths of the Silverado 1500 Extended Cab LT and Mustang Shelby GT500

  • Both provide sporty handling: 16.2 lb/hp vs 6.9 lb/hp
  • Power steering availability
  • Both offer an upgrade to a navigation system
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