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2013 Shelby GT500: 0-60 mph in 3.5 sec, 1/4 mile in 11.6 sec @ 126 mph

By - May 22, 2012 – 8:53 am8 Comments | 22,735 views

2013 Shelby GT500

Many of the reviews of the 2013 Shelby GT500 posted yesterday listed various 1/4 mile times from 11.8 to low 12 seconds achieved during a brief test session at Atlanta Dragway. Motor Trend, however, was able to get more time with the car to get a full set of performance numbers, and the results are impressive. The magazine recorded a 0-60 mph time of 3.5 seconds, 0-100 mph in 7.7 seconds, and the 1/4 mile in 11.6 seconds at 125.7 mph. This falls exactly in line with Muscle Mustang & Fast Ford’s estimates after they drove a pre-production car back in January.

Other performance figures recorded by Motor Trend for the 2013 Shelby GT500 include a 60-0 mph braking distance of 101 feet and .98g of lateral acceleration.

So how does this compare to the GT500’s rival, the Chevrolet Camaro ZL1? Motortrend tested the Camaro in their March, 2012 issue and recorded a 0-60 mph time of 3.8 seconds (.3 seconds slower), a 0-100 mph time of 8.7 seconds (1.0 seconds slower) and a 1/4 mile time of 12.1 seconds at 117.4 mph (.7 seconds slower).

[Source: Motor Trend]

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  • owen says:

    This car is worthless Ford needs a Supercharger to achieve 3.5 seconds what happen with N/A engines? a vette naturally inspired does it in 3.6 sec nothing here is impressive. i’ve seen Procharged vettes making 1200hp EASY. why didn’t you pull 1000hp out of the ford gt500? because here you are using a Supercharger you cheaters this is nothing we didn’t see before.

  • German says:

    Well to the people that say this car is worthless and Ford is cheating by using a supercharger, well let us do some comparisons, we are talking about bone stock out of the production line vehicles here, let’s compare the top of the line performance Vehicle for Chevrolet, the 2013 Chevy Corvette C06 ZR1 to the Ford Mustang Shelby GT 500 let’s begin……..The 2013 Chevy Corvette C06 ZR1 comes with a 6.2L SUPERCHARGED V8 that produces 638 HP at 6500 RPM and a top speed of 190 MPH with a 6 speed manual transmission with launch control the base price for this vehicle is $101,000 dollars, know let’s see where the Shelby GT 500 stands, The Ford Mustang Shelby GT 500 Comes with a 5.8 L SUPERCHARGED V8 that produces 662 HP at 6500 RPM and a top Speed of 202 MPH with a 6 speed manual transmission with launch control the base price for this vehicle is $59,000 dollars. Well its clear who the winner in performance and price is with a much smaller engine that can produce more power, now you can take another $50,00 dollars and add after market racing pistons, head, cams, computer upgrades and so on and get a corvette to push out 1500 HP but then again I’ve seen a old 5.4 L Shelby push the same amount of power with all those upgrades the bottom line is that Ford has the most powerfull production line V8 engine in the world and its not the biggest Ford really stepped up their game and the only automobile company that was not bailed out by the government.

  • German says:

    Oops let me correct its Z06 ZR1 not C06 ZR1

  • Americn says:

    Amen German, couldn’t have said it better myself

  • camirocz says:

    A zr1 does 205 mph and its c6 zr1,the z06 is a different corvette its a 7.0 liter non supercharged v-8 and it tops out at 198 mph.To owemn that thinks a stock car with 662h.p is worthless ,i think you need to see a shrink.

  • timberland92 says:

    WOW really guys give it credit its fords PONY car thats quicker than chevys, audi ect SUPER cars its pretty remarkable how a PONY cars beats SUPER cars haha

  • Chris says:

    Just stumbled upon this forum and had a good laugh at Owen’s comments. He’s not very bright, is he? Obviously, you can get 1500hp out of a Vette or a Mustang engine, which by the way invalidates the car’s warranty. However, Ford is getting 662hp out of only 5.4 liters…and is under a full warranty. Ford’s engine is far more sophisticated/advanced. Anyway Owen, please think before you type.

  • Chris says:

    Correction…Ford is getting 662hp out of a 5.8 liter engine.

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