Feature Flick: 2012 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 Takes On 2013 Ford Shelby GT500

As we noted in our comparison test between the 2012 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 and the 2013 Ford Shelby GT500, the muscle car wars never end. Heck, neither does our test, for that matter, as we now have some visceral footage of us putting the two through their paces on the road, strip, and track – albeit not necessarily in that order.

We start off by testing both cars at a muscle car’s natural habitat -- the drag strip – and lay some rubber down before we then head to our next stage: a road course. There, professional race driver Alex Lloyd flogs both cars around Gingerman Raceway and sets some scorching lap times.

Which mega muscle car emerged victorious? You’ll have to read our conclusion by clicking here, but to be frank, both cars are incredible performance machines, and an incredible amount of fun to drive. Which one would you bring home? Send us your thoughts in the poll below.

I am in the market for a muscle car not a sports car. So, I have chosen the Ford (it would be first purchase from the manufacturer) on the grounds that Ford engineers stayed true to the muscle car genre. The Chevy on the other hand is more of a sports car/ muscle car hybrid due to the fact it shares parts with Cadillac, Ferrari and the Corvette. As a hobbyist/enthusiast, I would not try to upgrade / tune/ tweek the suspension on the Chevy because its computer controlled and proprietary. The Ford on the other hand is the best in 50 years of muscle car tuning.
I'd take the Mustang 7 days a week. I was never a Ford fan, but over the past couple of years they have really impressed me. Unfortunately GM has done just the opposite - and being a previous Chrysler/Dodge person for 20+ years, my past experience with their last vehicle in my driveway pushed me to another automaker. When I'm ready for my next vehicle, Ford will be in the top 3.

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