Video: Motor Trend puts modern day muscle cars against their predecessors

2011 Chevrolet Camaro SS vs. 1969 Chevrolet Camaro SS396

Just how well do the new muscle cars of 2011 compare to their predecessors? It’s a question/debate that is continuously brought up at drag strips and auto shows.

The guys at Motor Trend decided to find out for once and for all. The team gathered three modern high-spec muscle cars and put them against their glory days ancestors.

The lineup consist of the 2011 Chevrolet Camaro SS against the 1969 Chevrolet Camaro SS396; a 2011 Dodge Challenger SRT8 meets the 1970 Challenger; and the 2011 Ford Shelby Mustang GT500 Convertible meets its 1969 forebear.

Hit the jump for the video.

– By: Omar Rana

Source: MotorTrend