Last week we brought you a battle hosted by Hennessey Performance in which they pitted a stock 2020 Corvette Stingray vs a 707 HP Dodge Hellcat Charger. In that comparison, the 495-hp Corvette Stingray absolutely destroys the Charger from a dig race, but from the 40-mph roll, the Hellcat’s additional horsepower allows it to catch and pass the Stingray.
Will the results be similar with the Shelby GT500?
CorvetteBlogger contributor Alex Sommers did a Scouting Report on the 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 and the car is a real thoroughbred with a power to weight ratio almost equal to the C7 Corvette Z06 (5.56 lbs/hp vs 5.42 lbs/hp). The Predator V8 in the Shelby offers 760 horsepower and 625 lb-ft of torque and it redlines at 7,500 RPM. The car does have some weight-savings features like carbon fiber wheels, however, it still weighs in at 4,225 pounds compared to the 3,650 lbs on the Corvette.
From a dig, the superior traction of the 2020 Corvette shines as the Stingray pulls several car lengths on the Shelby. The near victory, however, was snatched from the Stingray as the GT500’s horsepower advantage comes into play and the Shelby crosses the finish line by a nose. Once again Hennessey displays the gauges from both cars and at the finish line, the Corvette was at 128 mph while the Shelby was at 141 mph.
The roll race is next with both cars getting up to 40 mph before dropping the hammer. It’s no surprise as the higher horsepower Shelby walks on the C8 Corvette Stingray.
From Hennessey Performance via YouTube:
2020 C8 Corvette (495 hp) vs 2020 Mustang shelby GT500 (760 hp) – both bone stock for now – race each other from a dig and from a roll. Which one wins?
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