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Old 03-18-2012, 04:36 AM   #1
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UK:- Mustang Boss vs Camaro SS test

This'll ruffle a few feathers I'm sure.
I'll have both please.
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Old 03-18-2012, 07:09 AM   #2
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That Boss is a really nice car. I considered one, but my wife was really in love with the Bumblebee edition and since her happiness is directly tied to my happiness..... I forgot all about the Boss and the GT500 and got the car that would make her happy to bang gears in!

I knew I was buying the less performing of my options, but I was buying what I'll agree is the better looking option. The Camaro is a sexy looking bit of engineering!

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Old 03-18-2012, 08:11 AM   #3
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Yes I also think the Boss is a very nice car but the 2012 Camaro SS and the Mustang GT 5.0 are way better on the street then the Boss. The one I took out for a test had a sticker of $49K and no back seat. The Boss was kind of a dog at low RPMs but pulled very hard at 5k+ where the GT had way more down low where you spend most of your time driving. All in all the new ZL1 is where it is at a good DD and a monster on the track NO mustang can say that and it only cost a few more K then a loaded Boss and has way more stuff on it.

And that was a auto Camaro vs stick Boss
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Old 03-18-2012, 08:35 AM   #4
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I never understand why the compare a manual vs. an automatic in tests when both are available with sticks. Making the cars as equal as possible is paramount to testing then against each other.
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Old 03-18-2012, 12:45 PM   #5
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An auto ss vs a manual 5.0 isn't a fair comparison
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Old 03-18-2012, 01:26 PM   #6
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An auto ss vs a manual 5.0 isn't a fair comparison
Especially the Boss 5.0. Camaro SS M6 has more high end pull than the L99.
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Old 03-18-2012, 01:33 PM   #7
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I was about to say Autocar seems a bit behind the times...then I saw this was posted August '11.
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Old 03-18-2012, 02:12 PM   #8
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An auto ss vs a manual 5.0 isn't a fair comparison
An auto 5.0 vs manual ss isn't fair either.
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An auto 5.0 vs manual ss isn't fair either.
When 2011s GT first came out I think a guy with an auto 5.0 mentioned being able to run low 12s. with a tune and intake only auto.
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Old 03-18-2012, 04:09 PM   #10
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Almost 5.5 seconds to 60 with the Camaro? Seems awful high?
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that looked about right. Both drivers werent very good, you can tell by how much the Boss was nosediving between shifts. That was pretty ugly though.
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Old 03-18-2012, 06:17 PM   #12
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Almost 5.5 seconds to 60 with the Camaro? Seems awful high?
5 seconds for the Boss was also slow.

Could be due to a number of factors. The track itself is one obvious culprit -runways don't provide the best traction for a drag race, thats what drag strips are for. Environmental conditions are another. I got a feeling that it was a particularly hot & humid day there, though I can't really say anything for sure from the video. If it was (and they don't bother to use a correction factor), its going to hurt the performance of both cars quite a bit. Lastly, they probably didn't use the 1 foot rollout method for measuring 0-60. That would result in times that are around a quarter second slower than they would be otherwise. Couple tenths here, couple tenths there ... it adds up.
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Old 03-26-2012, 08:06 PM   #13
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5 seconds for the Boss was also slow.

Could be due to a number of factors. The track itself is one obvious culprit -runways don't provide the best traction for a drag race, thats what drag strips are for. Environmental conditions are another. I got a feeling that it was a particularly hot & humid day there, though I can't really say anything for sure from the video. If it was (and they don't bother to use a correction factor), its going to hurt the performance of both cars quite a bit. Lastly, they probably didn't use the 1 foot rollout method for measuring 0-60. That would result in times that are around a quarter second slower than they would be otherwise. Couple tenths here, couple tenths there ... it adds up.

Nah that's pretty spot on. Low 0-60 times for both cars. Unfortunate they tested against an auto.
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Nah that's pretty spot on. Low 0-60 times for both cars. Unfortunate they tested against an auto.
All the other reviews that I've seen for the Boss put it in the mid to low 4's 0-60.
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Old 04-12-2012, 07:46 AM   #15
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that looked about right. Both drivers werent very good, you can tell by how much the Boss was nosediving between shifts. That was pretty ugly though.
Not used to shifting with right hand. Boss time was slow too. Equalizes the results though.
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