YouTube channel itsjusta6 pits a 1,100hp twin-turbo Shelby GT350 against a 1,300hp GT500 and the results are truly impressive.
Although Carroll Shelby passed away in 2012, his name and brand live on in various Ford products that continue to push the limits of automotive performance. However, some enthusiasts want to take that performance to the next level.
YouTube channel itsjusta6 tests two very quickly Ford Shelby Mustangs to see which one is faster and can finally outrun the other in a street race. The 2 pony cars are a 1100hp Shelby GT500 and a 1300hp twin-turbo Shelby GT350 called “Lucifer”. Watch the video to see how these two fast Fords go head to head and determine which is ultimately faster.
Sibling Rivalry: GT350 Vs GT500
The camo gray custom Ford GT350 is a 6-speed manual that will compete with a red Ford GT500 with a dual-clutch transmission. Before they hit the streets to determine which Ford is the fastest, they make a few changes to the GT350’s spark plugs and fill both cars with the exact same fuel so that neither has an advantage based on fuel grade. With spark plugs ready and both full of fuel, it’s time to hit the road.
As they travel down a highway, they play around with the performance characteristics of both cars, which are different due to having different types of transmissions. As each car flexes their muscles a bit, they use their horn to signal the start of the race and start from that point. With the GT350 in track mode, he easily beats the red GT500 in the opening race, surprising the drivers of both cars. The manual transmission didn’t stop the GT350 when revving past the GT500.
Further testing ultimately produces the same result, with the GT350 being consistently quicker. In the racing series, the gray GT350 continues to outperform its red competitor, which just isn’t as fast. Later, after stopping at a gas station, they express their disbelief at the difference between the two cars and how consistently the GT350 ultimately proves to be faster. Before the video concludes, they head into a final race between these two really fast Mustangs.
From the factory, the Shelby GT500 has a 5.2L supercharged V8 engine and a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission that generates 760 hp and 625 lb-ft of torque. The GT350 rolls off the Ford assembly line with a 5.2L Flat Flat Crank V8 making 526 horsepower and 429 pound-feet of torque paired with a 6-speed manual transmission. Both cars come with great speed, but the modifications made to increase the speed and power of the cars in this video add another level of intensity to the competition.