The upcoming Ford Shelby Mustang GT500 can go from zero to 100 mph and back down to zero in just 10.6 seconds. Here’s how that compares to other supercars.
Yesterday, Ford dropped a few new performance specs for the upcoming Mustang GT500. Its 5.2-L supercharged V8 was already known to produce 760 horsepower and 625 lb-ft of torque, which Ford says is the most power-dense supercharged V8 engine in the world. It’s Tremec 7-speed DCT can also shift gears in as little as 80 milliseconds, which is faster than it takes the human eye to blink.
Ford also dropped another interesting performance metric: the GT500 could run from zero to 100 mph and then stop in just 10.6 seconds.
In North America, most carmakers prefer to advertise a car’s 0-60 mph time, with 0-100-0 mph times being a more European metric as it also takes into account the car’s braking. The GT500 will certainly have plenty of stopping power thanks to 16.5-inch rotors and super sticky Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tires, but 10.6 seconds to race from 0-100-0 mph might not mean a whole lot to the North American gearhead.
So how does the Mustang GT500 compare against other cars in this metric? Pretty well actually. The Bugatti Veyron performed the feat in 9.9 seconds, while the Audi R8 V10 Plus did it in just 10-seconds flat, according to Motor Trend.
The publication also performed a 0-100-0 test on a number of other vehicles. McLaren is the undisputed king of this test, with the Senna and 675LT both completing it in just 9.3 seconds. The McLaren 570S can do it in just 10.1 seconds. Tesla's Model S P100D (now just called the Model S Performance) completes the feat in just 10.2 seconds, while the Nissan GT-R did it in 11.3 seconds.
Perhaps the best comparison comes against the GT500's closest competitor, the Camaro ZL1. The Chevy finished in 11.1 seconds.
We’re still waiting on Ford to release the full deluge of performance specs, but we’ll be sure to report it when they do.