Camaro Z1 and Shelby GT 500 go head-to head on test track (Video)
Although every car maker makes claims about various aspects of power in regard with their models, the best way to bring things to light is…
High numbers translate to high speeds. As expected the GT 500 was faster than its rival, Z1. Ford clocked 0 to 60 in 4.0 seconds and completed a 400 m test in 11.9 seconds (exit speed 198.7 kph), whereas Chevrolet recorded 0 to 60 in 4.4 seconds completing the quarter mile test in 12.4 seconds (exit speed 184.6 kph).
When it came to handling on the skid pad it was Camaro Z1 that emerged winner with 1.03g average lateral acceleration as compared with Ford Shelby’s 0.98 figures. Not only did the Z1 beat the GT 500 comfortably, it also beat Corvette ZR1 and matched Porsche 911 GT2 RS and McLaren MP4-12 C in the lateral acceleration department.
Camaro Z1 with its 6.2 liter V8 is available at a price of $ 54,995 where as the Shelby with its supercharged V8 comes at a price of $ 54,200. Both cars include optional packages.
Shelby GT500 vs Camaro ZL1 Track Test Video