Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 vs Ford Mustang Shelby GT500

Picture of Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
Picture of Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 (Mk V)
Category Chevrolet Camaro ZL1Mustang Shelby GT500
Engine layout 6.2 l V85.8 l V8
Max power (ps / bhp) 588 / 580659 / 650
Max torque (Nm / lb-ft) 751 / 554813 / 600
Curb weight (kg / lb) 1838 / 40521750 / 3858
Power / tonne (ps / bhp) 320 / 316377 / 371

Acceleration

Speed & distance Chevrolet Camaro ZL1Mustang Shelby GT500
0 - 100 kph 4.6 s4.2 s
0 - 200 kph 14.4 s12.3 s
0 - 250 kph 23.9 s18.9 s
Est. 100 - 200 kph 9.8 s8.1 s
0 - 60 mph 3.8 s3.5 s
0 - 100 mph 8.7 s7.9 s
0 - 150 mph 22.9 s17.6 s
Est. 1/8 mile 8.8 s @ 96.9 mph8.4 s @ 100.7 mph
1/4 mile 11.9 s @ 116.0 mph11.6 s @ 126.1 mph

General performance

Category Chevrolet Camaro ZL1Mustang Shelby GT500
Top speed 296 kph (184 mph)324 kph (201 mph)
Est. max acceleration 0.67 g (7 m/s²)0.72 g (7 m/s²)
60 mph - 0 30 m (100 ft)31 m (101 ft)
70 mph - 0 48 m (157 ft)47 m (155 ft)

Summary

Category Chevrolet Camaro ZL1Mustang Shelby GT500
Track Performance 897862
Straight line speed 8941297
Total 17912159

Verdict

Mustang Shelby GT500 is the fastest by a small margin.

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hostboy  2y ago

The ZL1 is slower only because of the gearing. If it hit 60 in first gear the 0-60 would be around 3.4s considering the 500 does it in 3.5s. The 1/8 mile trap speeds and 1/4 mile times are very close


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Buddie05  2y ago

That top speed of 201 mph should be taken down, it simply isn’t true.


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Kilobit81  2y ago

The Mustang should win because it is 600lbs lighter than the Camaro not to mention it has 70 more h.p. and 46 more ft lbs of torque. But I would still not purchase another Ford product. Ford heavily relies on r.p.m.s and fuel pressure to achieve their jorse power and torque which is a bad thing for engine life and longetivity. Although I do believe Ford has made improvements in their engineering, their past reliability has completely put me off from ever trusting them.


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lafars  7y ago

@Flabernat

It also has a lot of very fast blind corners


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Flabernat  7y ago

@ V8Supercar1
Nordschleife has lots of turns, but also has quite a few long straights which give the GT500 a huge advantage... Also,(& I could be wrong), but I thought that laptime was done by a SVT-modified GT500. But I only saw claims of that(no actual proof)...


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V8Supercar1  7y ago

Are you kidding me? A car with a solid rear axle is quicker on the Nurburgring than a car with the latest in magnetic ride control?? Thats very interesting. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5hiSgO7Jq3I&list=FLMX0InKsiuh5WnQ-tKmSCCg&index=1


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196ss  7y ago

With that Nordschleife time Mustang gets very close to Camaro.


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Karthick01  8y ago

Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 wins


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Viking  8y ago

@Shaggy
I am kinda counting on the Napa Valley Bike Tours job to get my body fat percentage down a bit so I can compete again. I still have lots of muscle, but I probably need to lose about 10 or 15 lbs in order to get on stage again. Still, I really haven't changed much since 2006. Even when I am a bit out of shape, it is only maybe 10 or 15 lbs that I need to lose. The muscles tend to stay even when I don't lift weights. However when I try to lose fat it is important to do some weight training and make sure I eat enough protein in order to keep the muscles while getting more ripped.


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Shaggy  8y ago

@ Viking: You're in darn good shape!


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Viking  8y ago

@Shaggy and BR2'
Yeah, I am a bit of a show off. That's me at a natural bodybuilding competition in Blacksburg Virginia in 2006. I didn't do that well, only fourth place in men's over 40, but it is a good picture nonetheless. I have done better in more recent competitions, including a first place trophy in men's over 50 at the 2010 INBF Natural USA in Rochester New York. But this is the best picture I can find of me on stage.


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Shaggy  8y ago

I like the Camaro, but I can't hate the Mustang because, if it wasn't for the Mustang, Chevrolet never would have built the Camaro.


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Shaggy  8y ago

@ Viking: LOL, dang, that's you?


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BR2'  8y ago

lol Is that you?..


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Viking  8y ago

The picture is from seven years ago, but I haven't changed much. :)


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Viking  8y ago

Muscle cars like these are fun to drive (as long as you can afford the petrol). I am quite familiar with muscles. Vikings are sometimes kinda muscular like this: http://www.thenaturalmusclenetwork.com/ocb/Contests/2006/OCB2006BlacksburgVA/GaryAsmussen.jpg


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Viking  8y ago

@reality check
My nephew owns a 2009 Shelby GT500, my dad owns a 1994 Mustang GT, and I used to own a 2011 Mustang GT. However, I like both the Camaro models, and the Mustang models. Both are fine muscle cars. The current Camaro has proven to be the better handling (when set up properly), but the Mustang has a better style (in my opinion). If you like real powerful muscle cars, both are fine examples in my humble opinion.


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Hamcee  8y ago

lol @ reality check.

not everybody is a kissass elitist who cant appreciate both cars, because some wannabes in their 500$ rustangs and crapmaros decide to blindly hate each other just because of a brand.


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Mental  8y ago

@reality check
Ironically, I cannot choose the best. Camaro has a better suspension, more responsible handling, and has a more exciting exhaust note; while Shelby has more power, probably has a more beautiful exterior and interior. Each has its own advantage; but to sum up, and both appear to be excellent muscle cars. And whether I'm neither Ford's, nor GM's fan, I don't care what badge they carry, I love them for their muscles, and I love muscle cars. I simply consider them as brothers, because they both are muscle cars.


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reality check  8y ago

their posts can be found near the bottom