2013 Chevrolet Camaro SS 1LE vs. 2013 Ford Mustang Boss 302

Sandon Voelker
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2013 Chevrolet Camaro SS 1LE

Base price: $37,035
Price as tested: $37,930

POWERTRAIN
Engine:
16-valve OHV V-8
Displacement: 6.2 liters (376 cu in)
Power: 426 hp @ 5900 rpm
Torque: 420 lb-ft @ 4600 rpm
Transmission: 6-speed manual
Drive: Rear-wheel

CHASSIS
Steering:
Electrically assisted
Suspension, front: Strut-type, coil springs
Suspension, rear: Multilink, coil springs
Brakes: Vented discs, ABS
Tires: Goodyear Eagle F1 Supercar G:2
Tires: 285/35ZR-20

MEASUREMENTS
L x W x H:
190.4 x 75.5 x 54.2 in
Wheelbase: 112.3 in
Track F/R: 63.7/63.7 in
Weight: 3860 lb
Weight dist. F/R: 52/48%
EPA Mileage: 16/24 mpg (city/highway)


2013 Ford Mustang Boss 302

Base price: $42,995
Price as tested: $43,100

POWERTRAIN
Engine:
32-valve DOHC V-8
Displacement: 5.0 liters (302 cu in)
Power: 444 hp @ 7400 rpm
Torque: 380 lb-ft @ 4500 rpm
Transmission: 6-speed manual
Drive: Rear-wheel

CHASSIS
Steering:
Electrically assisted
Suspension, front: Strut-type, coil springs
Suspension, rear: Live axle, coil springs
Brakes: Vented discs, ABS
Tires: Pirelli PZero
Tires F, R: 255/40ZR-19, 285/35ZR-19

MEASUREMENTS
L x W x H:
107.1 x 73.9 x 55.1 in
Wheelbase: 107.1 in
Track F/R: 61.9/62.5 in
Weight: 3632 lb
Weight dist. F/R: 55/45%
EPA Mileage: 17/26 mpg (city/highway)

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idsnoguy247
i've owned camaros for better than 20 yrs i don't know what special mustang you drove but the ones i ever drove were a piece of junk and never been beaten in a drag race by a mustang so i'll be driving camaros for a long time until maybe one day ford ever builds something thats worth buying and that probably for me won't happen....thanks !
M3hunter
For that great low price, I might get the Camaro 1LE, remove the ridiculous black hood decal, install a bigger oem rear spoiler, and go directly to the track. This car is track ready!!. Bye! Bye! Mustang BOSS, Laguna & GT Brembo. Probably the only pride left for the Mustang is the '13 Shelby GT500 that competes with the also great Camaro ZL1, and probably the Mustang V6 that is better than the Camaro V6 (for how long?). Mustang might get even until the '15 Mustang arrives with the much needed new IRS. This is how it will look, a fight of Mayweather VS Paquiao.
cababah
@idsnoguy247 You must not have raced a Mustang in 20 years which explains why you haven't lost.  The current offerings put Camaros to shame left and right.  Who would have thought the Camaro is now better around turns and gets killed in straight lines by the Mustang?  These are interesting times indeed...
Law Man
@M3hunterPut bigger front tires on the Boss and the Boss will destroy the Camaro.  275's all around is all it needs.  car is lighter with more horsepower.  That is why the writers like it better..   285's up front are track friendly but not road friendly.  Boss all the way.  Around VIR the 1LE is only one second faster with a huge tire advantage.  Up the tires on the Boss and the Boss would be 2 seconds faster than the 1LE is now.
Hillboy
@cababah @idsnoguy247 Agree totally with you drove all 3 pony cars the Camaro was not as fast as the mustang gt with 3.73 gears. Purchased mustang all Camaro fanboys have to hang there hat on is its faster on tight road courses. By the way gt500 Beat your zl1 by 1/2 second in 1/4 mile & also around nurburgring that Ford hp handles good in the straight aways.
Speeding
@cababah @idsnoguy247Motor Trend: GT 12.7 sec @ 111.3 mph, SS 13.1 sec @ 110.8 mph
Car and Driver: GT 13.2 sec @ 109 mph, SS 13.0 sec @ 111 mph
Road & Track: GT 13.2 sec @ 109.3 mph, SS 13.0 sec @ 110.7 mph (0-120 mph: GT 16.4 sec, SS 15.4 sec), Willow Springs Lap: GT 1:37.6, SS 1:37.7)
Inside Line: GT 13.3 sec @ 107.3 mph, SS 13.1 sec @ 110.4 mph
Around a track there is no comparison.2013 C&D Lightning Lap: FERRARI 458 ITALIA 2:49.9 LEXUS LFA 2:55.1 CHEVROLET CAMARO ZL1 2:57.5 MERCEDES-BENZ C63 AMG BLACK SERIES 2:58.0 PORSCHE 911 CARRERA S 2:58.9 FORD SHELBY GT500 3:00.6 CHEVROLET CAMARO SS 1LE 3:01.5 FORD MUSTANG 302 LAGUNA SECA 3:02.8 (2012 run) There's a $37k Camaro running less than a second slower than Ford's top dog $63k, 662HP GT500.  By comparison the $58k, 580HP ZL1 blows all of them away.
BahamaTodd
@Speeding @cababah @idsnoguy247  Now you have the Z/28, which is even faster than the ZL1.

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