Picture of Ferrari F40

Ferrari F40

Twin turbo V8, 32 valves
478 ps (471 bhp)
575 Nm (424 lb-ft)
1320 kg (2910 lbs)
362 ps / tonne
Picture of Ford Mustang Shelby GT500

Ford Mustang Shelby GT500

V8 32V DOHC Supercharged (2.3l TVS positive displacement blower)
659 ps (650 bhp)
813 Nm (600 lb-ft)
1750 kg (3858 lbs)
377 ps / tonne

Performance

  F40Mustang Shelby GT500
Top speed 325 kph (202 mph)324 kph (201 mph)
0 - 100 kph 4.0 s4.2 s
0 - 200 kph 10.4 s12.3 s
0 - 60 mph 3.8 s3.5 s
0 - 100 mph 8.0 s7.9 s
0 - 150 mph 16.2 s17.6 s
Est. 1/8 mile 8.0 s @ 97.6 mph8.0 s @ 100.0 mph
1/4 mile 11.8 s @ 124.5 mph11.6 s @ 126.1 mph
Est. 1/2 mile 18.5 s @ 160.9 mph19.1 s @ 145.4 mph
Est. 1 mile 29.2 s @ 181.4 mph31.5 s @ 166.5 mph
Est. 100 - 200 kph 6.4 s8.1 s
Est. max acceleration 0.75 g (7 m/s²)0.72 g (7 m/s²)
60 mph - 0 36 m (119 ft)31 m (101 ft)
70 mph - 0 66 m (218 ft)47 m (155 ft)

Summary

  F40Mustang Shelby GT500
Track Performance 00
Straight line speed 11671244
Total 11671244

Verdict

Mustang Shelby GT500 is the fastest by a small margin.

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saxy  7y ago

Lol, the mustang has no chance. Weight, weight distribution, acceleration, braking, are all in favor of the F40. And besides, the brakes of the ford will be toast after 3 laps or so.


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Viking  7y ago

I believe that with equal tires the Ferrari should win on most tracks. The reason is weight distribution, the Mustang has a lot more weight on the front end, and the mid-engined Ferrari has most of its weight on the drive wheels. A rear weight bias helps corner entry, and corner exit (but it does require better driving skills since one can't lift during max cornering). Simple physics dictates an F40 advantage, but I could be wrong. :)


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BR2+  7y ago

1400Lbs and shorter gears do have there advantages, I wouldn't be too confident in it though.

If Dodge or whoever don't make a new SuperBird already and a Retro Charger, ill kill all there employess...BRITISH STYLE!!!


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Mental  7y ago

Me still thinking F40 would outperform 20years newer Shelby Mustang at the track.

Anyways, in the gallery BR2 has shown, the gold replica, which is staying next to the white Chally, is the best looking. The only is needed to describe: awesome. I wish SRT made a badass version of Challenger and called it "Superbird".


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Shaggy  7y ago

@ BR2+: LOL XD


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Super8  7y ago

@ BR2+: Buy and keep that body kits in garage and wait until new Challenger SRT-8 Hellcat came out and then put it in there. You will have a replica Daytona/Superbird with around same power as NASCAR version of Daytona and Superbird ;)


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Super8  7y ago

Btw, we need more lap times for Mustang and F40. But I'm quite sure new Mustang will be faster than F40 in most tracks. But I can't ensure it until someone test it.


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Super8  7y ago

@ Viking: 200 mph top speed came from Dodge test driven by Buddy Baker. With small 4 bbl carbs it hit 199.8 mph. It fitted with 3.23 final when tested but after sold to public, it reported changed to 3.54 final. One of my dad friends has complain letter from one of Dodge customer. It said:
"I am writing to bring to your attention a serious issue I had in one of your product last week. I bought a special version of Dodge Charger Daytona R/T Hemi fitted with supercharger from a dealer in Detroit. The car itself is fine until I found out, it can't be driven under 50 mph. After driven about few hours under 50 mph it's overheating. Did I just bought a converted race cars? etc....".
The date is 17 February 1970.


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BR2+  7y ago

No way maaan, That is not possible, Super8 cannot possibly like American cars, Havent you herd recntly? We have to be American to like American cars...Super8 can only like Japanese cars.. Therefore I only like British Cars..

Also, That body kit is from HPP, its only 8k Usd, Upgraded..body-_- Supercharger putting out 575Bhp, Brakes, suspension, Only different color matching interior though, but does come with a Hurst gearshift!

1st pic is best. Bad rims though.

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Shaggy  7y ago

@ Viking: I know, Super8 isn't even American and he knows about American muscle cars I've never even heard of, and I'm a muscle car fan. He's a great asset to this site.


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Viking  7y ago

@Shaggy same here. Super8 has done a lot more research on obscure muscle cars. Record keeping was really poor in the sixties, and government regulation almost non-existent. I was around, but young in the sixties, so I certainly don't know about all the special orders, and dealer packages, and whatever other obscure one offs/limited production cars. Some of these rare cars still exist, and some are gone to history. It helps that Super8 is hanging out with restoration people and muscle car experts all the time. :)


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Shaggy  7y ago

@ Viking: I never even heard of a supercharged Charger Daytona before coming to this site.


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Shaggy  7y ago

@ BR2+: (spit-take) What the Heck?????????!!!!!!!! A Dodge Challenger with a special body kit to make it look like a 1969-70 Dodge Charger Daytona/Plymouth Roadrunner Superbird and another to look like the "General Lee" Charger from The Dukes of Hazzard?!?!?!?!?!?! OK, that's enough internet for me for one day!
(just kidding) :D


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Super8  7y ago

@ Z: Daytona not counted as the first 200 mph car because it's counted as one off production cars. There's a lot of 200 mph cars in 1960's and 1970's. 1969 Corvette ZL1, 1970 Corvette LT2, 1967 Cobra Super Snake.


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Super8  7y ago

@ Viking: Dealer installed Daytona is very exclusive car. Only few Dodge cars that fitted with supercharge. 2 cars that I know is red Daytona and white Superbird. Both has special VIN code (Z) which stand for special engine order code. And I just realize if this two called Hellcat ;). So, it makes sense if new supercharged Dodge engine called Hellcat


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BR2+  7y ago

..Speaking of ChargerDaytonas/SupeBirds..

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Viking  7y ago

To clarify things, NASCAR rules still required that stock cars had stock bodies back in the sixties, and all the "performance parts" had to have factory part numbers (available to customers theoretically). However superchargers and fuel injection (which dominated in 1957 stock car racing) were no longer legal, so the race teams used other tricks for more power. So the NASCAR tuned Charger Daytona, and Plymouth Superbird had normally aspirated engines with a higher rev range than stock. Those engines were a lot more expensive to build up than the simple dealer package of stuffing in a Paxton supercharger. I have seen references to Mustangs and Shelby models getting these superchargers in the sixties, so I am not surprised that Dodge dealers might do the same thing. Thus no reason to doubt Super8's research. :)


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Viking  7y ago

@Z I just looked at your link, and yeah maybe that dealer installed supercharger package could hit 200 mph as well. I forgot about the car added by Super8. I don't know how many were actually sold though since it was a dealer installed package, and not made from the factory. So if you only count factory the F40 is still the first 200 mph car, but if dealer installed is counted you are correct that the Charger Daytona "supercharged" was the first. I personally have never seen a test of the supercharged Charger Daytona, and therefore can't confirm its top speed.


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Viking  7y ago

@Z Shaggy is completely correct, the 200 plus mph Dodge Charger Daytona was modified and tuned for NASCAR racing. The body was stock, but the engine had about 150 more horsepower than from the showroom. Amazing aerodynamic efficiency for 1969, and really cool looking car anyway. I recently saw one of the race tuned "wing cars" a 1970 Plymouth Superbird when I visited the National Automobile Museum in Reno, Nevada. Groovy fast car! :)


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Shaggy  7y ago

@Z: That's Charger Daytona. And only the version for NASCAR. The Ferrari F40 was the first 200 MPH road car.