If you’re not familiar with Motor Trend’s "Generation Gap", it’s a show in which two representatives of the same nameplate, but from different generations are compared in regards to their looks, performance and collectability. The show is also interactive, with the viewers getting to decide which of the two vehicles is cooler.

Last time it happened, enthusiasts determined that the 1969 Pontiac GTO Judge was way more appealing than the 2006 GTO prototype. In the latest episode of "Generation Gap," Motor Trend turned to the Shelby GT500 for its new contestants, bringing together the original 1967 GT500 and the 2010 GT500 Patriot Edition. These two cars share a name, but thanks to their 33-year age gap, they share little else.

The 1967 Mustang follows the "no replacement for displacement" adage with its naturally aspirated, 7.0-liter, V-8 making 355 horsepower. The Patriot Edition boasts a 5.4-liter V-8 with a supercharger on top that sends 540 ponies to the rear wheels. The 2010 GT500 is definitely the quickest of the two, needing only 4.3 seconds to run from 0 to 60 mph before reaching a top speed of 179 mph. The 1967 model, on the other hand, takes 6.2 seconds to charge from naught to 60 mph and hits a top speed of 132 mph. On paper, the 2010 Patriot Edition wins. But who will take the grand prize once looks and collector value are brought into the equation?

Just hit the play button to watch the episode and find out for yourselves. And don’t forget to share your opinion in the comments below.


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