Shelby GT500, Corvette C8 Acceleration Compared To Intriguing Result


According to the official specs, the Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 reaches 60 miles per hour (96 kilometers per hour) in 3.3 seconds, and the Chevrolet Corvette C8 with the Z51 package needs 2.9 seconds to reach that velocity. The difference between them in the real world is much more dramatic, though. Speed Phenom is lucky enough to own both of these vehicles and shows off their acceleration in a new video.

With 495 horsepower (369 kilowatts), the Z51-equipped Corvette is significantly down on power compared to the 760-hp (567-kW) GT500. However, the ‘Vette’s mid-engine layout aids traction off the line, and it has eight gears to work with instead of seven cogs for the Mustang.


As Speed Phenom shows, launching the Corvette is almost effortless. Enable the right settings, hold the brake, mash the throttle, release the brake, and go. There’s little to…

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