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Old 06-27-2012, 08:36 AM   #13

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Originally Posted by PistonsFan View Post
2012 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 vs. 2013 Ford Shelby GT500


"While the Mustang was a half-second faster around the track than the ZL1 on its best lap, it couldn't repeat the performance. By the end of the first lap, the brakes had already begun to heat up so badly, we could smell them from the pits as the car passed by on the front straight. By the end of the second lap, the Shelby had lost more than half of its advantage over the ZL1, turning a 1:39.03. By the third lap, the Mustang was behind the Camaro, turning a 1:39.30. The ZL1, meanwhile, never deviated by more than two-tenths of a second."



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By far this is the most complete review with actual numbers on the course for these cars. The ZL1 was clearly designed for consistency, i.e. in a single lap the GT500 would be faster, but lap after lap, the ZL1 would take it. Around the track, the GT500 would pull way ahead in the fast straights, but the ZL1 would catch it around the curves and even pass it until the next fast straight. Very similar to the IL's review but with actual numbers. Both are pretty amazing for American pony/muscle cars.

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