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Feb 22

2017 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 vs. 2017 Ford Shelby Mustang GT350R – Head 2 Head Ep. 90

On this episode of Head 2 Head presented by Tire Rack (http://www.tirerack.com), Jason Cammisa and Jonny Lieberman take a hard, smoky look at the latest battle in a war that began 50 years ago. In 1967, Chevrolet introduced the Camaro to do battle against Ford’s hugely popular Mustang. The ponycar war has been raging ever since. While there have been fantastic Mustangs and Camaros for generations, there have never been two quite like these. In the white corner sits the most powerful Camaro ever. Kicking out a stonking 650 hp and 650 lb-ft of torque, the supercharged Camaro is capable of both humbling supercars and the greatest burnouts we’ve ever seen. The Shelby is down on power but is up on magic. Also able to embarrass cars costing two or three (or four/five) times as much, the GT350R has something special going on. Which of these two performance giants is the current king of the ponycar? Watch and find out!

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  1. star cloud

    Three cheers for the second wave of the muscle car revolution!

  2. CJAdams97

    50 damn years wow

  3. Connor Janeu

    That's nuts! Both are almost as fast as cars that are 4 times as expensive! Few more laps and I bet they'd be faster!

  4. Dylan Brookbank

    I still prefer the Mustang.

  5. Zak McClellan

    I don’t mater about speed it’s America

  6. Daniel Geurin

    This is like comparing the Bugatti vs the F1. One is about the driving experience, the other is all assists and what not. That is why I will always pick Mustang. Camaro has become a sports car…not a muscle car. Camaro used to be about the drive…it’s not anymore. (P.S. I’ve driven both).

  7. Jorge Alejandro

    The Camaro is Supercharged. Wait for the 2019 GT00.

  8. Turbowat?

    there is a big HP difference here. why not test with GT500 that is closer in HP?? wait i know why.

  9. celli351

    6.2 supercharged V8 vs 5.2 naturally aspirated V8

  10. Ray Vallerie

    2017 Camaro ZL1 Vs Shelby GT500 2018

  11. Tim Hollingsworth

    Love the end where he's complaining about the double wide. Good comparison. Im a ford guy and I already knew the mustang was going to lose the drag race. I was pleasantly surprised with the marginal victory of the camaro on the road course. Cant wait for you guys to test the new GT 500 in a year.

  12. Marcus Crawford

    Whats funny is how the tables have turned now lol…supercharged bbc vs N/A sbf lol…But only no mustang guys crying the maro got forced induction

  13. LordChameleon

    With the Mustang you can't hide a Chevy Tahoe in the blindspot like you can a Camaro. One of the deciding factors of getting a 2018 Mustang GT and after selling my 2014 Camaro SS.

  14. Steven Jackson

    lol I think this is so funny u Chevy guys thinking this is a fair race? supercharged 6.2 camaro vs 5.2 n/a mustang clearly the mustang has way less cubic in and no power adder if these guys would start comparing Apple's to Apple's u would see the difference I'm just saying lol

  15. Epic Leaf

    I More like the mustang

  16. Asap King

    Results don’t matter since the races were at different times and he didn’t drive the same in one car then he did in the other

    You want unbiased results then put them next to each other on a 1/4 AT THE SAME TIME and even then one driver could drive different from the other so those results are still tainted

    How about this the camaro has a 6.2L V8 producing 650 HP

    The mustang which has a 5.2L V8 (a whole liter less then the GM engine) is making almost the same amount of HP and it’s a smaller engine

    Let that soak in with all you Chevy retards

    For more salt in your wounds for all you Chevy fans the ZL1 is the fastest car made by Chevy and guess what the 350R ISNT the fastest mustang the Shelby GT500 is which is just as fast as the ZL1 with guess what a smaller engine A 5.8L V8 and it’s making 800HP bruh what are y’all so excited about Ford knows how to put power in their engine sorry to rain on anyone’s Chevy parade but Ford is better then Chevy and the numbers back it up

  17. Jordan Wilson

    You are all forgetting the camaro has to be supercharged to beat the gt350. Id like to see who wins with both cars boosted.

  18. BrandzX93

    HOW MUCH HAVE YOU FAGGOTS BEEN BRIBED BY FORD JUST SO THE SLOW CAR WINS WHEN CLEARLY THE TRUE MUSCLE CAR IN WHITE SMOKED THE BLUE BOAT WITH STRIPES IN EVERYTHING?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!

  19. Forza Horizon team

    The Camaro SS is way better than both of them

  20. Dekaleb Beard

    i love comaro's even if the mustang did win and the Camaro lost I would still like it more than the mustang bc it's my dream car!

  21. Phillip Mccarter

    What about the Shelby 1000 I think it would be a good run against the ZL1.? Either way the Ford GT can beat anything that GM has currently .

  22. Sheila Lee

    This is a little unfair because they put the non track version (zl1) verse track version (350R) instead of track version (zl1 1le) verse track version (zl1 1le)

  23. 407ForRent

    Do the track test from a standing start Camaro would win by a mile

  24. 407ForRent

    1st question, who’s A/C works better?

    2nd question, who’s car holds the most people?

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