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Old 07-28-2010, 08:23 PM   #43
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hahaha !!! yet once again people try to make the camaro look bad, like last time comparing it to a 90k benz come on now, lets do it the right way gt500 vs z28 THEN we'll see who really rules the muscle car world
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Old 07-28-2010, 08:28 PM   #44
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makes me wonder how a regular GT would perform compared to the shelby... although I think the Camaro would win. Theoretically, higher horsepower means higher top speed, am I right?[/QUOTE]

Not really my camaro dosent have a speed limmiter anymore and i have 336 hp and i toped out my 01 ss at 186mph.


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Old 07-28-2010, 08:31 PM   #45
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hahaha !!! yet once again people try to make the camaro look bad, like last time comparing it to a 90k benz come on now, lets do it the right way gt500 vs z28 THEN we'll see who really rules the muscle car world
I didn't realize there was a Z28. I think the more likely match up would be the SS vs the GT.
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Old 07-28-2010, 08:35 PM   #46
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Wow. It was an interesting read, that's all. I agree that a GT vs an SS would be interesting but I think the purpose of this was to simply see what the two to muscle cars from each manufacturer could do when unleashed. Lighten up a little. You'll have more fun.
Not everything has to become a Camaro/Mustang battle. Both cars are great.
Exactly, made me wish i was there !
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Old 07-28-2010, 09:00 PM   #47
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hahaha !!! yet once again people try to make the camaro look bad, like last time comparing it to a 90k benz come on now, lets do it the right way gt500 vs z28 THEN we'll see who really rules the muscle car world
I'm not sure that review was meant to make one car look any better than the other...I mean, they made it abundantly clear why the GT500 was faster...its not like they were hiding those 120 extra horses from the reader.

No, I think this article was to showcase the salt flats and what it means to go FAST. A low-profile writeup of a couple of guys having some fun. And they chose to do it in two iconic American muscle cars.
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Old 07-28-2010, 09:03 PM   #48
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Considering the SS was down 120hp, WOW did it perform well.
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Old 07-28-2010, 09:32 PM   #49
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Thanks to the guys for sharing their fun with us. Great story and good writing. I love reading all comparisons and discussions, as it helps educate me to a certain extent.

Being a Chevy (class, style, beauty, etc.) and a Camaro lover (imagine the possibilities, bang for the buck, and how much do you want to spend), stories like these reinforces that even more.

As impressive as the Shelby GT500 is, I am even more impressed by the Camaro in this story (110+ hp and price differential, as shown partially below).

Having some more fun (source AOL Autos with evident copy/paste struggle), and as if you all didn't already know, mostly summed up above already, here is some additional repetitive comparisons....

Compare Pricing
2SS 2dr coupe Base 2dr coupe
2010 Chevrolet Camaro 2010 Ford Shelby GT500
MSRP
$33,945 $46,725
Market Price
$33,887 $43,890
Invoice Price
$32,587 $42,236
Destination Charge
$850 $850
Monthly Car Payment
$641 $882

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Old 07-28-2010, 09:35 PM   #50
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Considering the terrible aerodynamics of both cars I suppose the numbers are okay. LS1s were doing 175 with the limiter removed and 162 limited stock 12 yrs ago, so I'm not impressed. Acceleration is the story with the GT500 and 5th SS.
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Old 07-28-2010, 09:58 PM   #51
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Thanx for sharing this, It's probably something I'll never get a chance to try. :(

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Old 07-28-2010, 10:12 PM   #52
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Great article!
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Old 07-29-2010, 01:15 AM   #53
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Are street-racing stories still disallowed if the racer is from Popular Mechanics?
The rules are only for us. We just bought our cars to look cool and pick up chicks. I never go over the speed limit.
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Old 07-29-2010, 01:21 AM   #54
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Great read, it's amazing to think that with $32,000, and some money to tune out your governor, you can get to 174.4 mph!
Hey no street racing. Take it to the track. This article had street racing in it.
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Compare Pricing
2SS 2dr coupe Base 2dr coupe
2010 Chevrolet Camaro 2010 Ford Shelby GT500
MSRP
$33,945 $46,725
Market Price
$33,887 $43,890
Invoice Price
$32,587 $42,236
Destination Charge
$850 $850
Monthly Car Payment
$641 $882


Completely baseless without including a persons credit score. I guarantee you I could get better payments than both of those numbers.
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Old 07-29-2010, 02:24 AM   #56
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Yeah, we should have a Camarofest near the salt flats and make one day just for something like this. How fun would that be?!
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