2021 Porsche 911 vs. 2021 Ford Mustang Shelby

The 2021 Porsche 911 Turbo is one of the world’s most exotic and sought after automobiles. It’s insane acceleration, interior comfort and handling makes it a true engineering marvel. But can it beat the 2021 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500, a racetrack level car that provides thrilling performance with unabashed comfort and state of the art gear?

Design & Style

The Ford Mustang Shelby looks fabulous, with exhaust pipe that resemble a bazooka and a 7 speed automatic dual clutch transmission that is superb. It can be purchased in the form of a coupe and those that want to go all out can purchase the Carbon Fiber Track edition, which includes strut style top mounts that are fully adjustable, twenty inch wheels made with carbon fiber and the option of three new colors, which are Carbonized Gray Metallic, Grabber Yellow and Antimatter Blue.

The Porsche 911 Turbo can be purchased in the form of a cabriolet or coupe. Both look amazing and passengers will have access to seats that can be adjusted eighteen different ways with a cabin covered in carbon fiber trim and the ability to seat four without compromising performance.

Technology & Safety

The Porsche 911 Turbo supports numerous driver assistance functions, such as night vision, cruise control that is adaptive and automated emergency brakes which are standardized. Passengers will also be protected by lane departure notifications and assistance with remaining inside lanes. Luxuries within the cabin include Burmester audio, Wi-Fi, ventilated seats and leather upholstery.

The Ford Mustang Shelby is limited when it comes to driver assistance. While its braking system is impressive, it lacks most of the features found in the Porsche 911 except for blind area monitoring and alerts for cross traffic in the rear. Amenities within its cabin include the choice of Apple CarPlay or Android Auto, an eight inch touch display, and voice commands with a twelve speaker sound system from B&O.


This is where the Ford Mustang Shelby shines the most. Those that purchase the Predator will get a V8, 5.2 liter engine that can generate 760 horsepower, which enables it to accelerate from zero to sixty in 3.4 seconds. The Porsche 911 Turbo is powered by a 640 horsepower engine that enables it to accelerate from zero to sixty in an incredible 2.2 seconds.

The Bottom Line

While the Ford Mustang Shelby is certainly formidable, its acceleration is inferior to the Porsche, and this combined with its lackluster fuel economy and almost nonexistent driver assistance features makes the Porsche 911 Turbo the winner.

Ready to Schedule a Porsche 911 Turbo Test Drive Today?

If you are interested in experiencing the luxury package that the 2021 Porsche 911 Turbo offers, you can test drive this stellar car with us at Porsche of Princeton. We are located in New Jersey and proudly serve car buyers in the Tri-State area. Drop by our showroom today or simply call us in advance to book a Porsche 911 Turbo test drive appointment.


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