2012 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 Vs. 2013 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500: A Look Ahead

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It's the classic Ford Mustang vs. Chevrolet Camaro battle, only this time it's supercharged. With heavily breathed-upon factory versions of these muscle cars now or soon available, with massive amounts of power, it's high time we had a debate.

In one corner we have the 2013 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500. Packing a 5.8-liter supercharged V-8, the snake puts out 650 horsepower and 600 pound-feet of torque. A six-speed manual channels the power to the solid rear axle. With a price of only $54,200, the 2013 GT500 is set to kill.

In the other corner we have the 2012 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1. Under the hood is a supercharged 6.2-liter V-8 producing 580 horsepower and 556 pound-feet of torque. While the Camaro ZL1 has a six-speed manual transmission, it also offers an optional six-speed automatic transmission. That's a key feature the GT500 doesn't offer. The 2012 Camaro ZL1 is priced near the GT500 at $54,995.

At the end of the day, both of these muscle cars now reach supercar levels of power. With handling beyond many people's wildest dreams, we wonder how this battle in the musclecar wars will play out. As soon as we drive them back to back, we'll let you know--but watch the our video debate now and let us know in the comments which muscle car you think is clear winner.

 
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