When comparing the Ford Shelby GT500's and the Chevrolet Corvette's specifications and ratings, the Ford Shelby GT500 has the advantage in the areas of interior volume and base engine power. The Chevrolet Corvette has the advantage in the areas of typical lower range of pricing for one- to five-year-old used cars, and fuel efficiency. Based on this comparison of the Ford Shelby GT500's and the Chevrolet Corvette's specifications and ratings, the two cars are fairly comparable.
Ford Shelby GT500 vs. Chevrolet Corvette Pricing
A used 2014 Ford Shelby GT500 ranges from $45,673 to $74,290 while a used 2014 Chevrolet Corvette is priced between $37,068 to $53,877.
Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison
For engine performance, the Ford Shelby GT500’s base engine makes 662 horsepower, and the Chevrolet Corvette base engine makes 455 horsepower. The Shelby GT500 is rated to deliver an average of 18 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 384 miles. The Corvette is rated to deliver an average of 21 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 537 miles. This gives the Chevrolet Corvette the fuel efficiency and maximum range advantage over the Ford Shelby GT500. Both models use gasoline.
Passenger Space Comparison
The Ford Shelby GT500 has the advantage of offering more interior volume, reflected in more front head room, and front shoulder room. The Chevrolet Corvette has the advantage in the areas of front leg room cargo space.