Drive: Chris Harris pins 2012 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 against 2013 Ford Shelby GT500

The new Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 and the Ford Shelby GT500 are the two most exciting muscle cars to hit American roads this year. To find out which is the better buy, Chris Harris flew across the Atlantic to take both for a spin.

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This is the face-off of all face-offs – a total of 1,259-hp.

Hit the jump for the video review.

Refresher: 

  • 2012 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1: Power for the 2012 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 comes from a LSA 6.2L supercharged V8 making 580 horsepower and 556 lb-ft of torque. Power is sent to the rear wheels through a 6-speed manual or 6-speed automatic transmission. 0 to 60 mph comes in just 4 seconds when mated to the manual transmission and 3.9 when mated to the automatic. Top speed comes in at 180 mph for the manual and 184 for the automatic. Prices start at $54,995.
  • 2013 Ford Shelby GT500: Power for the 2013 Ford Shelby GT500 comes from a 5.8 liter supercharged V8 making an outstanding 662 horsepower and 631 lb.-ft. of torque. It weighs in at just 3,850. Prices start at $54,200 for the coupe and $59,200 for the convertible.

– By: Omar Rana


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