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Video: Motor Trend pits the 2011 Shelby GT500 against the Corvette Z06, Nissan GT-R

By - February 18, 2011 – 11:07 amNo Comment | 1,605 views

2011 Shelby GT500 Comparison

Motor Trend seems to love the Mustang, as it has done comparison tests with various models several times in the past year. The latest is a five-figure shootout, matching the 2011 Shelby GT500 with the Corvette Z06 and Nissan GT-R as the available supercars under $100,000. Of course, this isn’t quite an apples-to-apples comparison when the price tags are considered – the GT500 is $42,680 cheaper than the Corvette and $35,620 less than the GT-R – so the fact that the GT500 is outperformed by its counterparts is expected.

Still, the GT500 manages to hold its own with some pretty impressive numbers. Motor Trend hit 0-60 mph in just 4.1 seconds, knocked out the 1/4 mile in 12.4 seconds at 115.8 mph, braked from 60-0 mph in 104 feet, and reached 1.01g on the skidpad. Pro driver Randy Pobst described the GT500 as a “very well-behaved, well-mannered car. I could drive it real aggressively, because I had a lot of confidence. Good balance through the corners.”

In the end Motor Trend put the GT500 in 3rd place, one of the few times a Mustang has lost a competition in the past year. They concluded by saying, “At just over $55,000, an unbeatable supercar. At under six figures, there are two better.”

You can see Motor Trend’s comparison test as well as a drag race of the three cars in the videos below:




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