When we compare the Ford GT's and the Ford Shelby GT500's specifications and ratings, The Ford Shelby GT500 has the advantage in the areas of fuel efficiency, interior volume and base engine power. Based on this comparison of the Ford GT's and the Ford Shelby GT500's specifications and ratings, the Ford Shelby GT500 is a better car than the Ford GT.
Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison
For engine performance, the Ford GT’s base engine makes 660 horsepower, and the Ford Shelby GT500 base engine makes 662 horsepower. The GT is rated to deliver an average of 14 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 274 miles. The Shelby GT500 is rated to deliver an average of 18 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 384 miles. This gives the Ford Shelby GT500 the fuel efficiency and maximum range advantage over the Ford GT. The GT uses premium unleaded, and the Shelby GT500 uses gasoline.
Passenger Space Comparison
The Ford Shelby GT500 has the advantage of offering more interior volume, reflected in more front head room, front shoulder room, and cargo space. The Ford GT, a sports car, has the advantage in the area of front leg room.