Ford’s upcoming Shelby GT500 rear-tire genocide machine starts at a scant $54,995. Why is that such big news? Because this blue oval carries more horsepower and speed- 650 and 200, respectively- than just about every other supercar on the market today. To illustrate this, let’s take a basic rundown comparison of some of the most iconic 190 mph+ supercars and their dollar to power ratio:
- First, let’s start with the uber-bland Toyota Camry for comparison purposes….
2012 Toyota Camry: 178 HP, $21,995 base MSRP
Dollar to power ratio: $123.59 per horsepower
- Now let’s get to the fun ones-
2012 Nissan GT-R: 520 HP, $89,000 base MSRP
Dollar to power ratio: $171.15 per horsepower.
- 2005 Ford GT: 550 HP, $139,995 base MSRP
Dollar to power ratio: $254.53 per horsepower.
- 2010 Lamborghini Gallardo Superleggera: 530 HP, $260,00 base MSRP
Dollar to power ratio: $490.56 per horsepower
- Bugatti Veryron Supersport: 1,200 HP, $2.2 million/£1.7 million (estimated)
Dollar to power ratio: $1,850.00 per horsepower
- 2013 Ford Shelby GT500: 650 HP, $54,995 base MSRP
Dollar to power ratio: $84.60 per horsepower