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The supercars you can buy for the price of a Carroll Shelby Signature Series Mustang

The Carroll Shelby Signature Series Mustang sits near the peak of American Muscle Mountain.

Unveiled in December, only 50 Carroll Shelby Signature Series cars are being produced, with three allocated to Shelby South Africa.

The price: R2.7 million.

The car packs a 5.0-litre V8 engine with a custom Edelbrock supercharger strapped on – putting out “just over” 597kW.

It also features several upgraded elements, including new aluminium fenders, one-piece forged monoblock wheels, and tuned MagneRide suspension.

Before you rush to place your order, however, you may want to consider the alternatives on offer.

We have rounded up five cars below which match the price tag and driving excitement of the Mustang to help uncertain buyers make up their minds.

Nissan GT-R – R2.4 million

  • Engine: 3.8-litre 6-cylinder
  • Power: 408kW
  • Torque: 632Nm
  • 0-100km/h: 2.9 seconds
  • Top speed: 315km/h

The first option is none other than the “supercar killer”, the Nissan GT-R.

It is lightning quick and offers more than enough room in the back for your monthly shopping.

Porsche Taycan 4S – R2.5 million

  • Engine: Two Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motors
  • Power: 420kW (with overboost)
  • Torque: 650Nm
  • 0-100km/h: 4.0 seconds
  • Top speed: 250km/h

The Porsche Taycan is the antithesis of the high-octane Mustang, being powered by electric motors.

These motors, however, take the car from zero to a ton in 4.0 seconds and all the way up to 250km/h – while offering four doors.

Porsche 911 Carrera S (with extras) – R2.7 million

  • Engine: 3.0-litre 6-cylinder
  • Power: 331kW
  • Torque: 530Nm
  • 0-100km/h: 3.5 seconds
  • Top speed: 308km/h

Adding the Sport Chrono Package to the Porsche 911 Carrera S makes this a car which gets you to 100km/h in 3.5 seconds.

It then goes all the way to 308km/h while letting you take the engine to over 7,000rpm.

Aston Martin Vantage V8 Coupe – R2.9 million

  • Engine: 4.0-litre 8-cylinder
  • Power: 375kW
  • Torque: 685Nm
  • 0-100km/h: 3.6 seconds
  • Top speed: 314km/h

Arguably the best-looking car on the list, the Vantage packs a V8 engine and more speed than you can handle.

It is elegant and sleek on the roads – and James Bond would not think twice when asking to commandeer your vehicle in an emergency.

Toyota GR Supra – R1.1 million

  • Engine: 3.0-litre 6-cylinder
  • Power: 250kW
  • Torque: 500Nm
  • 0-100km/h: 4.3 seconds
  • Top speed: 250km/h

I know, the new Supra is not a supercar – and not really a Toyota, according to some – but it makes its way onto the list for logical reasons.

It is very fast, doing the 0-100km/h sprint in 4.3 seconds and takes you to 250km/h: which you will likely never get to unless you spend every weekend at the track.

It is stylish and modern, and compared to the Mustang is downright affordable.

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