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Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 specs

Car type Coupe
Curb weight 1712 kg (3774 lbs)
Power / weight 326 ps (321 bhp) / t
Torque / weight 402 Nm (297 lb-ft) / t
Introduced 2010
Origin country United States
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Performance

Top speed 262 kph (163 mph)
0 - 40 kph 1.9 s
0 - 50 kph 2.1 s
0 - 100 kph 4.8 s
0 - 130 kph 7.0 s
0 - 200 kph 14.0 s
0 - 60 mph 4.1 s
0 - 100 mph 9.1 s
0 - 150 mph 23.1 s
Est. 1/8 mile 8.4 s @ 94.4 mph
1/4 mile 12.4 s @ 117.4 mph
Est. 100 - 200 kph 9.2 s

More acceleration times

Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 acceleration graph
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Shaggy  5y ago

I see a blue one with a white racing stripe in Dublin, Georgia sometimes, usually in the Wal-Mart parking lot.


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BR2'  5y ago

I saw one of these today parked outside a FishWorks, it as black with red, this thing Truly has road presence in it, it really does, its a lot smaller up close then i thought it would be though, i thought it had an aftermarket hood because i was walking up to it from the back, and that raised hood looked big, but it was stock.

Unfortunetly i didnt get to see it start up or talk to the person that owned it, they were gone by the time i was back:(

As a rare site on UK roads, it was truly a spectacle, But yeah this pictures in no way do this car justice and i can only imagine what a 2013 GT500 is like in person in that same color.


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ROD.  5y ago

@Viking Hey I noticed Fastestlaps re-posted lap times of cars equipped with things such as cages and racing seats. I thought they were removed for that soul purpose. Was there a change in policy or something?


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Viking  6y ago

@MondayBlues in the 2011 edition of the Car and Driver Lightning Lap, they point out the Ford factory lap time for this car at VIR is 2:58.5 which is faster than their 3:04. However, it was done using a racing seat. I haven't added the factory time, because I think the racing seat has much better side bolsters than the stock seats, thus an unfair advantage. What is your opinion?


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aaaa  6y ago

Can't wait the charger and challenger are supposed to finally get superchargers of their own late this year or maybe early next year. I smell comparison tests ;)


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Jeff B  6y ago

The GT500 wasn't available for testing yet when they did that comparison, unless you mean the 2010 GT500...which is significantly slower around a track than the 302 LS.


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GriggsRacing  6y ago

Makes me wonder why MT didn't use the GT500 against the ZL1, instead of the BOSS LS.


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phavyarden  6y ago

Believe me that the new GT500 It's not in the league of the ZR1. It would be maybe quicker than the ZL1 at straight line, and little bit slower at the track. Thats my bet.
But it has no chance against the Corvette, that's why it cost about 40k more.


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Rhinosaurus Rex  6y ago

Cant wait for the 2013 Gt500, 650hp and over 200mph, its gonna be something. More powerful than a Zr1 and a heck of a lot cheaper.


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Alex  6y ago

yeah data is wrong. this page: porsche cayman R< Gt500 < bmw 650. bmw
650 page:
bmw 650< porsche cayman S =>
Cayman R < GT500 < cayman S => cayman R < cayman S. Which is BS, cayman R is the fastest porsche cayman


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Apathy  7y ago

You would be surprised to learn what you can arrange if you talk to a franchised Ford dealer.

I'd be willing to bet that they'd get you one without stripes if it meant they'd make a 40+k dollar sale.


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Dirtdickler  7y ago

When comparing cars here ONLY the labs w/ same driver should be taken into consideration. I seriously doubt the GT500 would beat a ZR1 let a lone a Z06 or Cayman R for that matter...

Not saying the GT500 isn't a good / fast car just not that good. I want a Boss 302 without all the stripes. Why do they got to screw it up with all the "look at me" crap? It would look much better looking like a standard GT with lower suspension / upgraded wheels&tires.


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Mike B  7y ago

2013 facelift models revealed, the GT500 gets a 5.8L supercharged V8 with 650hp and 600lbft. weight will be 3850lbs.

http://www.autoblog.com/2011/11/15/2013-ford-shelby-gt500-delivers-650-hp-and-200-mph-straight-from/

http://www.autoblog.com/2011/11/15/2013-ford-mustang-and-boss-302-get-styling-packaging-updates/

GT gets 420hp


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Jeff B  7y ago

Geez, it isnt really an accurate test by MT then, using different drivers...
Obviously a GT500 is nowhere near a ZR1 round any track in reality


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Mike B  7y ago

It won't be deleted, the time is valid, Randy is just so much faster than the drivers that have tested on streets of willow so far.


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Jeff B  7y ago

You are correct Gallardo Man, delete this laptime please. Stevie Wonder could drive a ZR1 round willow faster than tiff needel in a GT500...


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gallardo man  7y ago

hahahahahaahh! faster than a zr1. i dont like the zr1, but man, thats just something called "false information"


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Jeff B  7y ago

Lol who let this Streets of willow laptime stay up here?? Its complete BS lol


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Viking  7y ago

The Brembo brakes have been used since the GT500 came out, nothing new. The electric steering on the other hand definitly is an improvement. The 2011 model Mustangs have tighter feeling steering response. The new aluminum block saves weight which definitly helps. But more importantly, it might be helpng to disipate heat. The supercharged Mustangs have had a problem with heat soak. The engine computers can adjust to save the engine, but in doing so they cut most of the extra power generated by the supercharger. Normally aspirated Mustangs don't have this problem.


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Viking  7y ago

Well I know that the VIR and the Willow Springs Streets lap time are definitly with the 2011 model year. The Streets lap time is by Randy Pobst, an excellent pro driver. The VIR time is by the Car and Driver guys. They are sometime racers as well, but probably not as good as Randy.


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2010 or 2011?  7y ago

Does anyone know for sure the laptimes are for the 2010 (iron block) OR 2011 alum block, electric steering, brembo brakes?


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monkeypop  7y ago

Motortrend needs to start using Randy Pobst for all its lap times. This guy was quicker in the GT500 than edmunds was with the ZR1 and he drove a Z06 Carbon quicker than Motortrends 458 time.

I think this shows just how screwed up these lap times can be depending on driver.. also goes to show what a pro driver can do compared with your typical car reviewer.


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berdjmora  7y ago

Poor Mustang fans,
Wait till you see the 2012 Camaro ZL1, 6.2L supercharged 550 hp, slays this GT500 worm...


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Mike B  8y ago

Will you correct the name? is a 2010(2011MY) Ford Mustang Shelby GT500
http://www.fordvehicles.com/cars/mustang/trim/?trim=shelbygt500


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Mike B  8y ago

@Georg
I think the acceleration figures are good, I mean, the 4.1 is 0-60 with 1ft roll out, so 4.9 to 100km/h is not far from an estimated 4.7 0-100km/h


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Georg  8y ago

sportauto tested the GT500 and they weight the car with 1712kg so we have more sources claiming higher weight than low weight and they also scaled only 56.2/43.8 weight balance
Next to that the accleration figures were pretty poor too.. 4.9s 0-100km/h 9.5s 0-160km/h and 14.3s 0-200km/h
Tested car was equipped with Dunlop SP Sport Maxx 245/35 front 285/30 ZR20


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Viking  8y ago

When I said lighter engine, I meant that the new 2011 Mustang Shelby GT500 has a lighter engine than the 2010 model that it replaces. The normally aspirated Corvette engine could very well be lighter than the supercharged Ford/Shelby engine. It should be at least!


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Viking  8y ago

Hi Georg, I think you meant to say Road and Track (not Car and Driver). I actually trust the Car and Driver scales, they seem to be pretty consistent. Road and Track are pretty inconsistent on weights. Both magazines have good road racer drivers, but they tend to be not as good at getting some cars to accelerate consistantly. Even with the lighter engine, the Mustang Shelby GT500 (proper name) is too heavy to match the lightweight Corvette Grand Sport on most road courses, most would agree with that assessment.


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Georg  8y ago

@keight
according to C&D the GT500 is even more heavy, their tested GT500 with 3820lbs in the compare vs the Corvette Grand Sport

http://www.roadandtrack.com/tests/comparison/2010-chevrolet-corvette-grand-sport-vs.-2011-ford-shelby-gt500

and their buyers guide also claim 3820lbs..
http://buyersguide.roadandtrack.com/ford/mustang/2011/ford-mustang-shelby-gt500-coupe/specs#features


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kb24  8y ago

In the new sport auto they did
0-100 in 4,9 and 0-200 in 14,3s.
Laptime Hockenheim 1:15,7 s