Watch This 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Jump Out on the 2014 Shelby GT500 Mustang
Now, it should be noted that comparing the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray and the 2014 Ford Shelby GT500 Mustang is a bit awkward considering that the two are in very different segments but since Ford doesn’t have a proper 2-seater sports car like the Chevrolet Corvette or the SRT Viper, many publications have turned to the 2014 GT500 when looking for a Blue Oval vehicle to compare to the new C7 Corvette. On one side, Ford fans will be quick to point out that the Mustang should be compared to the Camaro and the GT500 should be compared to the Camaro ZL1. ON the other side, GM fans will point out that the Corvette has “only” 460 horsepower while the GT500 packs 662 horsepower.
On paper, discussing who would win in a drag race between the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray and the 2014 Ford Shelby GT500 Mustang seems like a pretty simple case as the Mustang’s 202 horsepower advantage should allow the GT500 to make very short work of the Stingray. However, there is the fact that the Corvette has a high tech launch control system that allows it to make better use of the available power and the Corvette weighs somewhere in the area of 400 pounds less than the mightiest of Mustangs…but would that be enough to overcome the power differential when racing in a straight line?
Yes and No.