Ford Shelby GT500 and the Corvette ZR1 both are part of the iconic lineups when it comes to true American muscle cars. From a long time now these both cars have been fighting each other to be the undisputed champion in this market segment. Over the years both the cars have evolved to a great extent and now incorporate latest technology that makes these cars more powerful than ever. Here’s a comparison just to help out every buyer to choose which one is better suited for them.
The Corvette ZR1 is powered by a 6.2 liter supercharged petrol engine that puts out 625 horsepower and 635 foot pound of torque. The 2015 Ford Shelby GT500 on the other hand is equipped with the most powerful V8 production engine and produces a massive 662 Horsepower and 631 foot pound of torque. The 5.8 liter V8 petrol engine is supercharged to produce these impressive figures. This brute force gives the Mustang an edge over the Vette.
The Corvette takes 4.3 seconds to hit 60 miles per hour and has a top speed of 185 mph, while the 2015 Ford Mustang can reach 60 miles per hour in 3.8 seconds and has a top speed of 202 miles per hour. Despite being the heavier car among the two, the vehicle from Ford proves to be quicker and faster on the track.
2015 Ford Shelby GT500 Vs 2015 Corvette ZR1
Chevrolet comes equipped with the latest seven speed automatic transmission which helps in keeping the car in the power band, and provides good fuel economy, the car can run 17 miles per gallon of fuel in city. The 2015 Ford Shelby GT500 on the other hand likes to keep things classic and uses a six speed manual transmission with dual disk clutch plate, which might be difficult to drive at slow speeds and in traffic, but provides the true American muscle feel while delivering huge amount of torque to the rear wheels.
Corvette is perfectly balanced and has 50:50 weight distribution, while the Mustang has a 57:43 weight distribution. This perfect balance along with the lighter weight gives the corvette a good stability while driving.
The Corvette’s designed has evolved over the years and the new car is more modern and futuristic in design, the aerodynamic design and the swept back look make it a very beautiful car. Here we are getting one of the most sorted interiors an give it a sports car feel. On the other hand the Mustang still takes design cues from the earlier models and looks more legendary. It is now equipped with latest technologies like HID headlights and LED tail lamps, but the design element remains the same. The interior is premium in feel but stick to being basic and simple.
2015 Ford Shelby GT500
The 2015 Ford Mustang retails at about $ 65,000 for a base model and the Corvette ZR1 is priced at around more than $ 100,000. The 2015 Ford Mustang is cheaper yet most powerful car in this segment. The corvette has got enough performance to show on the racetrack, but the Mustang is still a American legend that provides raw power and performance at an affordable price. With addition of extra features this price also goes significantly higher.