The chevrolet corvette has been americas sports car for more than 60 years, and the ford mustang has been an american icon in its own right for more than 50 years. Read about our longterm test and see pictures at car and driver. The shelby gt350 has been out and the talk of any car enthusiast for the past few years. Mustang shelby gt350 vs chevrolet camaro ss drag race. Check out all the vital info sidebyside from pricing to performance specs. We just went for the shelby gt350 upgrade and started over. Both vehicles are breaking down the barriers that we all thought werent possible.
There are some variations of the 2020 chevy corvette that the new mustang gt500 can outpace in a run. After all car and driver did pick the gt350 over the corvette in terms of. Apr 08, 2020 while chevrolet offers the corvette in grand sport and highperformance z06 and zr1 flavors, ford also offers the limitedproduction mustang shelby gt350. As starrow points out, one will have to settle for a used corvette, maybe a 2002 or 2003, to match the price of a new gt. How does the chevrolet corvette grand sport coupe compare to the ford mustang shelby gt350. Shelby gt350 vs gt500 2019 gt500 vs gt350 cj pony parts. Chevrolet corvette stingray c8 coupe vs ford mustang shelby gt350. The new 2020 shelby gt500 and c8 corvette are hot topics around any group of automotive enthusiasts. The mustang is very, very good but occupies a weird middle ground between gt, muscle car, and sports car. Apr 25, 2017 it is a car that can be driven legally on public roads to and from racetracks, where it can compete successfully. Track conditions, driver ability, and professional supervision all play a role in most races. Read the vintage comparison test at car and driver. Ive driven 4 fbodies and believe me, i know where a live axles limitations can be found. After decades of teases and concepts, the vette finally slides the engine back in the chassis to join the transaxle aft of the drivers derriere.
Corvette z06 vs mustang gt350r vs viper acr top gear. A new car vs a 2 3 year old car could make quite a difference. And after the extremely successful shelby gt350, which finished a sharply creased second place in our 2019s best drivers car, ford brought. For all you need to know about the shelby gt350 and gt350r mustang, read on. The 2017 chevrolet camaro 1le ss is being billed as the gm muscle car which will knock out the ford shelby gt350 mustang and while only some of. The gt350 has a sixspeed manual, allowing complete driver control befitting of the cars track orientation a mien it leans even harder toward in gt350r guise. At 760 horsepower, the gt500 will dominate both straight line and cornercarving tests. Mustang shelby gt350 vs chevrolet camaro ss drag race decided by driving failure. If i wanted something with better handling and wanted to keep the v8 id get a probably slower corvette. Read more about the gt350s running changes for 2017 at car and driver. Replacing the mustang gt after it did 40,000 miles was easy. Musclecar power doesnt have to come with musclecar handling compromises.
That holds especially true for cars fitted with the carbon fiber track package, and according to motor. I made the comment a few times that the gt350 was the slowest 526hp car id ever driven. Carroll hall shelby january 11, 1923 may 10, 2012 was an american automotive designer, racing driver, entrepreneur, and author. When it comes to dream cars, the corvette and the shelby gt500 are. It is a car that can be driven legally on public roads to and from racetracks, where it can compete successfully. Compare chevrolet corvette grand sport coupe vs ford. Well the only way to find out is to hand them over to our race car driver paul and havent taken around the track so as soon as we can get our hands on both of. Carrolls bornagain mustang takes a fourth swing at zoras original allamerican sports car. Shelby is best known for his involvement with the ac cobra and mustang later known as shelby mustangs for ford motor company, which he modified during the late 1960s and early 2000s.
Commuting and the 2016 ford shelby gt350 mustang dont mix. Base 2020 chevy corvette c8 1lt dissected on video. Compare chevrolet corvette grand sport coupe vs ford mustang. Since its debut at the 2019 north american international auto show in detroit, fords 2020 mustang shelby gt500 has been regarded as one of the most highlyanticipated sports cars in 2019.
We have selected the most obvious shelby gt500 rivals chevrolets camaro zl1 and corvette zr1, plus the dodge challenger hellcat. Fords changes to the 2019 mustang shelby gt350 may sound minor, but the impact is tangible from behind the wheel. Compare msrp, invoice pricing, and other features on the 2020 bmw m2 and 2020 chevrolet corvette and 2020 ford shelby gt350 and 2020 mercedesbenz amg c 43. This is a discussion on 2016 gt350 vs 2016 stingray within the mustang gt350 vs the competition forums, part of the mustang gt350 forum category. The shelby gt500, a show pony if there ever was one, ditches the gt350s skyhighrevving flatplanecrank v8 for a standard crossplane crank for two main reasons. The mustang shelby is the car were more familiar with of the two. Nov 16, 2016 the chevrolet corvette grand sport meets the ford mustang shelby gt350 and everyones the better for it. With ford officially announcing power numbers recently, lets have a look at how the 2020 mustang shelby gt500 compares to competitors, at least on paper. Shelby gt350 vs corvette c7 drag race 14 mile youtube. Heres why the 2020 chevy corvette c8 is the hottest car of the year duration. The c8 corvette and shelby gt500 have stirred up more buzz than anything else thats come from the motor city in recent memory. Viper acr, fresh from setting more than 10 outright lap records at circuits around the us.
Dec 18, 2019 and after the extremely successful shelby gt350, which finished a sharply creased second place in our 2019s best drivers car, ford brought in even heavier artillery with a load more horsepower and torque. Chevrolet camaro zl1 coupe the arch rival of the mustang, the chevrolet camaro zl1 coupe packs in a whole lot of power and punch from its corvette sourced v8 motor. For hardcore racing enthusiasts, ford also offers the shelby gt350r. In all seriousness, the gt350 is a good car though, but will always be more of a cruiserdaily driver than a true tracksports car. Chevrolet corvette grand sport and ford mustang shelby gt350. A few reasons on why i chose the corvette over the gt350. You may want to read more of autotrader s model vs. Well the only way to find out is to hand them over to our race car driver paul. The camaro is a proper race car with hightech equipment and loads of power on offer. Theres nothing to rev up your day like the sound of a great power dual among familiar foes. Weve recently came across a drag race involving a 2018 mustang gt and a prerevamp shelby gt350. Jun 28, 2018 weve recently came across a drag race involving a 2018 mustang gt and a prerevamp shelby gt350. The bigger price on the window sticker is commensurate with its added benefits. Check out fairway ford if youre shopping for a new mustang or any other ford vehicle.
Car and driver supra vs m2 vs gt350 vs 718 porsche 718. Chevrolet camaro zl1 coupe the arch rival of the mustang, the chevrolet camaro zl1 coupe packs in a whole lot of power and punch from its corvettesourced v8 motor. The shelby gt350 was chosen as one of automobile magazines all stars for 4 of the last 24 years. And after the extremely successful shelby gt350, which finished a sharply creased second place in our 2019s best drivers. Well, i got my copy of car and driver stating the mustang beats the corvette. Take a trip down memory lane with the 1968 shelby gt500kr and corvette 427 and see how the perform today. But could i have messed up not at least test driving the gt350. Im still amazed that ford didnt put a 6 speed in the new gt. Forums car conversation cars by make chevrolet corvette comments on. As you can see in the video above, this latest one features a c7 z06 battling a procharged shelby gt350 in a drag race. Aug 05, 2019 heres why the 2020 chevy corvette c8 is the hottest car of the year duration. While the pricing says the gt350 competes with our assembled group, beard wondered if we needed a 911 or a corvette to make for a fairer fight. At 760 horsepower, the gt500 will dominate both straight. Go ahead, pinch your thumb and index finger to the bridge of your nose, squint your eyes, and blink hard.
You might even consider the allnew midengine corvette or new toyota supra as options. Read on to learn more on the 1967 shelby gt500 and 1967 chevrolet corvette sting ray 427 in. Two unlikely combatants scrap for the title of best everyday american sports car. Our first drive of the 760horsepower 2020 ford mustang shelby gt500 on the road and the track. Mar 03, 2018 and a brilliant example comes from shelby gt350 and the c7 stingray. As tested in car and driver the chevrolet corvette is faster than the ford shelby gt350 manual transmissions tested. The lack of low end torque was another negative for me with the gt350. Two of the best american cars shelby gt 350 and corvette stingray 2017 face to face drag race,top speed,acceleration and sound. After garnering more than 20 industry awards in 2014 and earning another spot on car and drivers coveted 10best list for 2015, the corvette stingray powers ahead for 2016 with appearance, connectivity and technology enhancements that offer customers more. First drive of 2020 corvette stingray convertible z51. Alright i think, the gt350 is a wicked mustang, lets see how the numbers stack up and how close it is.
Aug 22, 2018 a few reasons on why i chose the corvette over the gt350. Compare chevrolet corvette stingray c8 coupe vs ford mustang shelby gt350. The camaro is a proper race car with hightech equipment and. The chevrolet corvette grand sport meets the ford mustang shelby gt350 and everyones the better for it.
Feb, 2016 corvette z06 vs mustang gt350r vs viper acr. Edmunds also has ford shelby gt350 pricing, mpg, specs, pictures, safety features. And after the extremely successful shelby gt350, which finished a sharply creased second place in our 2019s best drivers car, ford brought in even heavier artillery with a load more horsepower and torque. Feb 05, 2016 2016 chevrolet corvette stingray z51 vs. Jul 27, 2017 replacing the mustang gt after it did 40,000 miles was easy. C7 z06 takes on procharged shelby gt350 corvetteforum. And after the extremely successful shelby gt350, which finished a sharply creased second place in our 2019s best drivers car. Compare 2019 chevrolet corvette vs 2019 ford mustang. Mar 23, 2020 track conditions, driver ability, and professional supervision all play a role in most races. The shelby gt350 and 911 carrera s might seem like they appeal to wildly different buyers, but for those that truly love to drive, both have lots to offer. The gt350r on the other hand, will of course beat the stingray as that is a dedicated track car with big meaty tires. There has been a lot of speculation about the car since its official release in january, and its worth noting how the new rangetopping snake stacks up against the competition. This is what happens when you put a corvette owner in a mustang shelby gt350. For the first time in its decade and a half of production, chevrolets corvette billed as americas only true sports car is being challenged for the title.766 592 349 1233 1324 746 881 698 1365 1107 1367 799 84 1118 1025 921 89 386 1579 693 602 1335 1429 286 970 735 1021 939 772 1490 793 1352