Shelby cars with highest top speed

Top 31 fastest Shelby cars in the world. Updated September 2015.

Top speed is, probably, the first performance metric that comes to mind when comparing fast cars.

Top speed depends on balance between engine power and aerodynamic drag - the more power and less drag, the higher the top speed.

High speed stability also matters, since too low downforce can lead to loss of control at speed.

In recent years high performance cars have been tailored for track performance, which, unavoidably, reduces top speed. Therefore the overall top speed is used less in supercar comparisons.

Despite this shift to increased downforce, modern supercars are faster than their predecessors - all thanks to dramatic increase in engine power over the past few decades.

# make & model Speed (mph)▼ Image
1. 2013 Shelby GT500 Super Snake 216 Photo of 2013 Shelby GT500 Super Snake
2. 1965 Shelby Cobra Daytona Super 201 Photo of 1965 Shelby Cobra Daytona Super
3. 2008 Shelby Mustang Cobra GT500KR 201 Photo of 2008 Shelby Mustang Cobra GT500KR
4. 2012 Shelby GT500 Super Snake 201 Photo of 2012 Shelby GT500 Super Snake
5. 1967 Shelby Cobra 427 Super Snake 201 Photo of 1967 Shelby Cobra 427 Super Snake
6. 1964 Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupe 196 Photo of 1964 Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupe
7. 2011 Shelby GT500 SVT 196 Photo of 2011 Shelby GT500 SVT
8. 2010 Shelby GT500 191 Photo of 2010 Shelby GT500
9. 2003 Shelby Series 1 S/C 190 Photo of 2003 Shelby Series 1 S/C
10. Shelby Cobra 427 S/C 186 Photo of Shelby Cobra 427 S/C
11. 1968 Shelby GT500 KR Green Hornet 172 Photo of 1968 Shelby GT500 KR Green Hornet
12. 1998 Shelby Series 1 170 Photo of 1998 Shelby Series 1
13. 1967 Shelby GT500 Super Snake 170 Photo of 1967 Shelby GT500 Super Snake
14. 1966 Shelby Cobra 427 S/C 165 Photo of 1966 Shelby Cobra 427 S/C
15. 1967 Shelby GT500 Supercharged 162 Photo of 1967 Shelby GT500 Supercharged
16. 2008 Shelby Mustang Cobra GT500 SuperSnake 160 Photo of 2008 Shelby Mustang Cobra GT500 SuperSnake
17. 1968 Shelby GT500 427 160 Photo of 1968 Shelby GT500 427
18. 1987 Shelby Charger GLHS Special 158 Photo of 1987 Shelby Charger GLHS Special
19. 1967 Shelby Cobra 428 S/C 158 Photo of 1967 Shelby Cobra 428 S/C
20. 2006 Shelby GT500 157 Photo of 2006 Shelby GT500
21. 1964 Shelby Cobra 289 S/C 155 Photo of 1964 Shelby Cobra 289 S/C
22. 1967 Shelby GT500 155 Photo of 1967 Shelby GT500
23. 1962 Shelby Cobra 260 S/C 153 Photo of 1962 Shelby Cobra 260 S/C
24. 1968 Shelby GT500 K.R. 150 Photo of 1968 Shelby GT500 K.R.
25. 1965 Shelby GT350R 149 Photo of 1965 Shelby GT350R
26. 1970 Shelby GT500 147 Photo of 1970 Shelby GT500
27. 1968 Shelby GT500 146 Photo of 1968 Shelby GT500
28. 1968 Shelby GT350 Supercharged 142 Photo of 1968 Shelby GT350 Supercharged
29. 1967 Shelby GT350 141 Photo of 1967 Shelby GT350
30. 1966 Shelby GT350 H 139 Photo of 1966 Shelby GT350 H
31. 1969 Shelby GT500 SCJ 124 Photo of 1969 Shelby GT500 SCJ

Sources

FastestLaps.com (1-31)

List authored by Christian Zelcs. Last updated on 09/01/2015, last addition - Shelby GT500.