Shelby GT500 Vs BMW M5 Competition Drag Race Is Neck And Neck

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Shelby GT500 Vs BMW M5 Competition Drag Race Is Neck And Neck

The BMW M5 Competition and Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 are V8-powered performance cars that go about things in slightly different ways. The GT500 puts a huge priority on speed, while this grade of the M5 still keeps a tow in the realm of luxury, while still being ridiculously quick. Let’s see how they compare on the drag strip.

This GT500 belongs to the famous automotive YouTuber Shmee and has the optional Track Package that includes 20-inch carbon wheels, adjustable strut-top mounts, adjustable rear wing, thick-bolstered Recaro seats, rear-seat delete, and front splitter wickers. 

The Shelby has a 5.2-liter supercharged V8 making 760 horsepower (567 kilowatts) and 625 pound-feet (847 Newton-meters) of torque and a seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox. Ford’s official figures say the car can cover the quarter-mile in sub-11-second times.

The M5 Competition boasts a twin-turbo 4.4-liter V8 making 617 hp (460 kW) and 553 lb-ft (750 Nm). It uses an eight-speed automatic that sends the power to both axles.

For the full story, check out this article from Motor 1.

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