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Old 07-06-2009, 02:28 AM   #1
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Motortrend: ss v. gt500

Looked but didn't see it posted.

http://www.motortrend.com/roadtests/...son/index.html

gt500 wins, but not by much.
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Old 07-06-2009, 06:56 AM   #2
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I thought that the Camaro's weight distribution was 50/50? On the spec sheet at the end of this article it sys the Maro's weight distribution is 58/42 same as the Stang.

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Old 07-06-2009, 07:36 AM   #3
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Arrow VIDEO! Motortrend Drag Race between GT500 and Camaro SS!



At first I thought, "What a poor comparison." But Im suprised to see the Camaro did pretty well against the Shelby. 12.9 @ 111mph?
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Old 07-06-2009, 07:51 AM   #4
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At first I thought, "What a poor comparison." But I'm surprised to see the Camaro did pretty well against the Shelby. 12.9 @ 111mph?
I know.. saw it this morning and just uttered "wat" followed by splashing myself with a cup of coffee to make sure I wasn't dreaming about watching a youtube video of all things.
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Old 07-06-2009, 08:00 AM   #5
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not bad...camaro held its own pretty dam good...how bout we throw a supercharger on the maro and re-race?
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Old 07-06-2009, 08:11 AM   #6
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Pretty sure it's heavier on the front end.
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Old 07-06-2009, 08:35 AM   #7
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"Just as the Mustang GT is a lot closer to the Camaro SS than its horsepower difference suggests it ought to be, the Camaro SS is a lot closer to the GT500than you'd think."

Looks like the GT500 is the pure raw track car while the SS is the daily driver muscle. I'd say that's pretty accurate and where both manufacturers are trying to position their respective cars. At least they admit it makes more sense to compare it to the GT..... this from the same people who pit the ZR1 against a jet.
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Old 07-06-2009, 08:46 AM   #8
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I thought that the Camaro's weight distribution was 50/50? On the spec sheet at the end of this article it sys the Maro's weight distribution is 58/42 same as the Stang.
hmmm....i thought it was 52/48....but i dont actually remember reading that, so it might just be my wishful thinking!

besides, im sure the aftermarket is going to come out with some stronger, lighter suspension and body parts to replace some of the heavier components to lighten up the car

Just right off the bat, i can see swaybars (but probably heavier for less roll and greter stiffness) IRS control arms, linkages ect, i can see some lighter stuff hear vs the stamped steel stockers.
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Old 07-06-2009, 10:29 AM   #9
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Well duh the GT500 destroyed the SS. That is like saying "OMG the GT500 destroyed a Mustang GT!!". If you want a fair race pit a stock SS against a stock GT and we'll see who wins. Just wait for the Z28...then we'll see how well the little GT500 holds up.
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Old 07-06-2009, 10:29 AM   #10
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Yup, they said traction was a major issue with the GT500 stock rubber but not so with the Camaro. The Camaro made up the HP deficit there.
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Old 07-06-2009, 10:58 AM   #11
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Well duh the GT500 destroyed the SS. That is like saying "OMG the GT500 destroyed a Mustang GT!!". If you want a fair race pit a stock SS against a stock GT and we'll see who wins. Just wait for the Z28...then we'll see how well the little GT500 holds up.
They'd already done that. Thats what brought about this race.
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Old 07-06-2009, 11:05 AM   #12
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I love the ending, you get what you pay for, and in this case you pay an extra $580 per foot...

I'm impressed the camaro held up as well as it did!
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Old 07-06-2009, 11:09 AM   #13
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Not bad for a N/A car against a F/I vehicle
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Old 07-06-2009, 11:18 AM   #14
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I love how they state that it's not a fair comparison and the time they got out of the Camaro are very good. The one thing that was just awful for me was when they revved the engines. The Mustang sounded like a muscle car; the Camaro much less so...and I am referring to that rattle-can sound at the very end of the Camaro's rev.
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Old 07-06-2009, 11:20 AM   #15
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not bad at all
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Old 07-06-2009, 11:22 AM   #16
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wow The Camaro really didnt even get destroyed in this video lmao. It did well.
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Old 07-06-2009, 11:26 AM   #17
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pretty impressive...with the mods that can be made to the SS that would still be less than the GT500..that is great!
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HAHA. The poor Blue Oval boys didn't like when we were comparing apples to apples (SS to GT), they wanted to compare apples and oranges (SS to GT500). The GT500 did beat the SS but only by 1/10th of a second.

But I'd rather spend $33K for 426HP and get beat by 1/10th second than $50K with 540HP.
Slap a Procharger on that SS.......OMG! 191HP more for $6,896, now that's a deal.

http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=29941

Where you going little blue oval.......lets have a re-match!!!

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Video - A better comparison between the Camaro and Shelby

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At first I thought, "What a poor comparison." But Im suprised to see the Camaro did pretty well against the Shelby. 12.9 @ 111mph?
This is a MUCH BETTER drag strip comparison between the Camaro and Shelby Mustang.

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Old 07-06-2009, 01:13 PM   #21
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Just wait for the Z28...then we'll see how well the little GT500 holds up.
You hear that GM, we want the Z28!
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0.1 sec! That's a driver's race! Go CHEVROLET! Bang for the buck goes to the Chevy! Just think what getting blown would do for the SS on a rematch!
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Very nice, we already knew what the outcome would be .. both cars are nice, but the Gt500 is a beast. I'd love to see the other info (60' time etc). Nice runs for both cars ..

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This is a MUCH BETTER drag strip comparison between the Camaro and Shelby Mustang.

lol @ the nitrous shot
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Old 07-06-2009, 01:29 PM   #25
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Very nice, we already knew what the outcome would be .. both cars are nice, but the Gt500 is a beast. I'd love to see the other info (60' time etc). Nice runs for both cars ..

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Here is a more detailed test where the 500 ran 12.7 sec @ 118.1 mph*
*Traction limited by low ambient and track temperatures.

The true power is noted in the Trap speed of 118mph, which is CTS-V territory. High 11's with drag radials only is a given.

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