2020 Ford Shelby GT500 vs. 2019 McLaren 570S

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Safety

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The Shelby GT500’s optional blind spot warning system uses digital cameras monitored by computer to alert the driver to moving objects in the vehicle’s blind spots where the side view mirrors don’t reveal them. The 570S doesn’t offer a system to reveal objects in the driver’s blind spots.

To help make backing safer, the Shelby GT500’s optional cross-path warning system uses wide-angle radar in the rear bumper to alert the driver to vehicles approaching from the side, helping the driver avoid collisions. The 570S doesn’t offer a cross-path warning system.

The Shelby GT500 has standard 911 Assist, which uses a global positioning satellite (GPS) receiver and a cellular system to get turn-by-turn driving directions or send emergency personnel to the scene if any airbags deploy. The 570S doesn’t offer a GPS response system, only a navigation computer with no live response for emergencies, so if you’re involved in an accident and you’re incapacitated help may not come as quickly.

Both the Shelby GT500 and the 570S have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, driver and front passenger knee airbags, side-impact head airbags, front seatbelt pretensioners, four-wheel antilock brakes, traction control, electronic stability systems to prevent skidding, daytime running lights and rearview cameras.

The Ford Shelby GT500 weighs 857 to 1208 pounds more than the McLaren 570S. The NHTSA advises that heavier cars are much safer in collisions than their significantly lighter counterparts.

Warranty

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Ford’s powertrain warranty covers the Shelby GT500 2 years longer than McLaren covers the 570S. Any repair needed on the engine, transmission, axles, joints or driveshafts is fully covered for 5 years or 60,000 miles. Coverage on the 570S ends after only 3 years.

There are almost 159 times as many Ford dealers as there are McLaren dealers, which makes it much easier should you ever need service under the Shelby GT500’s warranty.

Reliability

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The 570S’ redline is at 8500 RPM, which causes more engine wear, and a greater chance of a catastrophic engine failure. The Shelby GT500 has a 7500 RPM redline.

Engine

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The Shelby GT500’s 5.2 supercharged V8 produces 198 more horsepower (760 vs. 562) and 182 lbs.-ft. more torque (625 vs. 443) than the 570S’ 3.8 turbo V8.

Brakes and Stopping

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For better stopping power the Shelby GT500’s front brake rotors are larger than those on the 570S:

Shelby GT500

570S

Front Rotors

16.5 inches

15.5 inches

Tires and Wheels

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For better traction, the Shelby GT500 has larger tires than the 570S (F:305/30R20 & R:315/30R20 vs. F:225/35R19 & R:285/35R20).

The Shelby GT500’s tires provide better handling because they have a lower 30 series profile (height to width ratio) that provides a stiffer sidewall than the 570S’ standard 35 series tires.

For better ride, handling and brake cooling the Shelby GT500 has standard 20-inch wheels. Only 19-inch front wheels are available on the 570S.

Suspension and Handling

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For a smoother ride and more stable handling, the Shelby GT500’s wheelbase is 1.9 inches longer than on the 570S (107 inches vs. 105.1 inches).

Passenger Space

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The Shelby GT500 has standard seating for 4 passengers; the 570S can only carry 2.

The Shelby GT500 has 33.6 cubic feet more passenger volume than the 570S (82.6 vs. 49).

Cargo Capacity

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The Shelby GT500 has a much larger trunk than the 570S Coupe (13.5 vs. 5.3 cubic feet).

Ergonomics

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The Shelby GT500 has a standard remote vehicle starting system, so the vehicle can be started from inside the driver's house. This allows the driver to comfortably warm up the engine before going out to the vehicle. The climate system will also automatically heat or cool the interior. The 570S doesn’t offer a remote starting system.

On a hot day the Shelby GT500’s driver can lower all the windows from a distance using the keyless remote. The driver of the 570S can’t use the remote to operate the windows.

The Shelby GT500’s power window, power lock, power mirror and cruise control switches are lit from behind, making them plainly visible and easier to operate at night. The 570S’ cruise control switches are unlit, making them difficult to find at night and operate safely.

To shield the driver and front passenger’s vision over a larger portion of the windshield and side windows, the Shelby GT500 has standard extendable sun visors. The 570S doesn’t offer extendable visors.

The Shelby GT500’s sun-visors swivel front-to-side to block glare from the side windows. The 570S’ visors are fixed into the windshield header.

The Shelby GT500’s power mirror controls are mounted on the armrest for easy access. The 570S’ power mirror controls are on the dash where they are possibly hidden by the steering wheel and are awkward to manipulate.

Standard air-conditioned seats in the Shelby GT500 keep the driver and front passenger comfortable and take the sting out of hot seats in summer. The 570S doesn’t offer air-conditioned seats.

To help keep the driver’s hands on the wheel, the Shelby GT500 has standard steering wheel controls for the radio. The 570S doesn’t offer steering wheel audio controls.

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