It’s a classic battle that we’ve seen the ins and outs of unfolding over the course of decades. The Chevrolet Camaro and Ford Mustang have been going head to head since day one and it isn’t slated to stop any time soon.
This time, we check out the latest that the two have to offer and watch as Motor Authority puts the pairing head to head to see which is… well, the best.
In one corner, the SS has some stout advantages and obviously, the Shelby GT350 is no slacker, either, even though most publications have argued in favor of the SS thus far.
You’ve seen the test numbers, read the first drives–but which one would we daily? Which one would get us to ante up for a monthly payment? Which one would send us to traffic court more quickly? Let’s dig in.
In case you hadn’t realized it, we’re in a golden age of horsepower and handling, and these two top guns are fully up to speed. Zero to 60 mph times of about four seconds, quarter-mile runs in the low 12s. These instant classics take aim right at each other.
In the Camaro’s engine bay –a lascivious LT1 V-8 on loan from the Corvette. Trimmed out at 455 horsepower and 455 pound-feet of torque, it’s an intimidating and sensational piece of hardware.
The Shelby? Oh, nothing but a flat-crank 5.2-liter V-8 with an 8250-rpm redline, that sounds like a Ferrari got hot and heavy with a NASCAR stocker, 526 horsepower, and 429 pound feet of torque. Yeah, just…just that.
Both of them stick it out with six-speed manual gearboxes
Check out the video below and tell us what you think of this side by side comparison that attempts to bring some closure to this battle, if at least for a little while.