So many videos and reviews have emerged comparing the 2013 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 and the 2012 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 that it’s almost becoming overwhelming. However, the seemingly endless supply of road tests and track tests do help signify just how important these two cars are for the American muscle car market. This latest review by Chris Harris puts all prior biases aside as Harris objectively tests both cars with all of his European heritage.

Previous tests seem to have concluded that the Camaro ZL1, although it’s overwhelmingly underpowered, seems to be the overall better package out of the duo for daily driving, and in this test, Harris tests both cars in some of Manhattan’s busiest streets which help to truly test the everyday driveability of the cars.

The test concludes with a spin around a nearby race track and while watching the video keep the following figures in mind.

The Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 makes use of a 6.2-liter LSA supercharged V8 engine pumping out an impressive 580HP and 556lb-ft of torque, and when fitted with the manual option which Harris’ test car has, it can hit 60 mph in just 4.0 seconds and a top speed of 184 mph.

In a similar vein, the 2013 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 is wickedly-fast thanks to its 5.8-liter supercharged V8 engine which produces a mind-blowing 662HP and over 600lb-ft of torque helping to spiral Ford’s flagship muscle car to 200 mph!

We won’t ruin the conclusion for you, but we will say that our friends at Torq may not be happy with it.


What do you think?
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  (600) posted on 07.26.2012

They have both supercharged engine right? Why does Shelby is aggressive than Camaro?

  (314) posted on 07.26.2012

I thought Camaro was much faster than this Shelby?

  (453) posted on 07.24.2012

That Shelby GT500 impressive output on its engine is the best, knowing it has a competed with the Camaro ZL1.

  (399) posted on 07.24.2012

Camaro’s performance depends on the management of the driver and how he will respond on all situations.

  (442) posted on 07.22.2012

Chris Harris showed how great to drive that mustang against Camaro.

  (831) posted on 07.20.2012

Shelby is much better when it comes in HP. It can actually have 662HP unlike to the Camaro ZL1, which have 580HP. If I will choose between them, definitely I will choose Shelby.

  (762) posted on 07.18.2012

Camaro ZL1 is better than the Shelby. Its performance is noticeable between them. The aggressive output and powerful steering come from Camaro only.

  (419) posted on 07.17.2012

Ha ha. I still go with my Shelby. It really does greater skills than Chevy.

  (553) posted on 07.16.2012

Both muscle cars have the something in common. Their V8 supercharged engine which is accountable on their staggering output and performance.

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