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

    Head 2 Head Ep. 90
    June 28, 2017
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    "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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    Re: 2017 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 vs. 2017 Ford Shelby Mustang GT350R - Head 2 Head Ep. 9

    The Camaro SS 1LE tied the Shelby GT350R's lap time. They talk about the lack of drama with the ZL1, but I gotta believe the Camaro is easier to live with everyday.
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    Re: 2017 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 vs. 2017 Ford Shelby Mustang GT350R - Head 2 Head Ep. 9

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    Re: 2017 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 vs. 2017 Ford Shelby Mustang GT350R - Head 2 Head Ep. 9

    Mustang looks better imho

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    Re: 2017 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 vs. 2017 Ford Shelby Mustang GT350R - Head 2 Head Ep. 9

    Let me guess, the Camaro performs better but they pick the Mustang?

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    Re: 2017 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 vs. 2017 Ford Shelby Mustang GT350R - Head 2 Head Ep. 9

    Why would anyone buy this Camaro rather than the Shelby with the Voodoo engine? Other than if you just can't afford the Shelby. The Shelby is much easier to live with day to day and have the best sounding engine to boot.

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    Re: 2017 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 vs. 2017 Ford Shelby Mustang GT350R - Head 2 Head Ep. 9

    Quote Originally Posted by Mingo View Post
    Why would anyone buy this Camaro rather than the Shelby with the Voodoo engine? Other than if you just can't afford the Shelby. The Shelby is much easier to live with day to day and have the best sounding engine to boot.
    Well....for one, its faster...two, if anything its easier to live with day to day as ride quality isn't as harsh based on the reviews...three...you get more power for less money...four...I love the sound of a supercharger.....five, with the extra money in your pocket you can save it or put it back into the car and make it even faster. That's five reasons I would choose the ZL1.

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    Re: 2017 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 vs. 2017 Ford Shelby Mustang GT350R - Head 2 Head Ep. 9

    And this isn't even the 1LE...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mingo View Post
    Why would anyone buy this Camaro rather than the Shelby with the Voodoo engine? Other than if you just can't afford the Shelby. The Shelby is much easier to live with day to day and have the best sounding engine to boot.
    Sounds like question everyone will have to ask themselves. It's great to have choices. No losers here.
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    Re: 2017 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 vs. 2017 Ford Shelby Mustang GT350R - Head 2 Head Ep. 9

    The problem with the ranking is that you can live with the ZL1 on a daily basis, while the GT350R is unbearable after two hours, yet the Camaro is still faster. Typically reviewers favor the car that walks this tight rope, but it seems they punished the Camaro for delivering the best of both worlds.
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    Re: 2017 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 vs. 2017 Ford Shelby Mustang GT350R - Head 2 Head Ep. 9

    IMO this comparison comes down to which car feels better to them. Such a subjective reason also allows someone else to feel differently and choose the ZL1.
    To me, there isn't a bad choice here. A super-fast Camaro that pins you into the seat, or a Mustang that makes the hair on your neck stand up, while drowning out all sounds other than a screaming V8!
    Both cars are great for drivers, not as good for passengers, real DRIVER'S CARS!!!
    Mustang fans will pick the GT350R, Camaro fans will pine for the ZL1 or ZL1-1LE.
    Both legendary cars that will still be desirable when we all are being shuttled around in autonomous amorphous transit modules that will lack passion and soul!jkj
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    Re: 2017 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 vs. 2017 Ford Shelby Mustang GT350R - Head 2 Head Ep. 9

    This is how you attract young enthusiasts away from German and Japanese brands.

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    Quote Originally Posted by birdsvsworms88 View Post
    The problem with the ranking is that you can live with the ZL1 on a daily basis, while the GT350R is unbearable after two hours, yet the Camaro is still faster. Typically reviewers favor the car that walks this tight rope, but it seems they punished the Camaro for delivering the best of both worlds.
    I think as they mentioned in the article, the 1LE ZL1 will really be a better match for the 350R, where it'll be rougher around the edges and less livable day to day, but that lead around the track over the 350R will widen quite a bit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NHRATA01 View Post
    I think as they mentioned in the article, the 1LE ZL1 will really be a better match for the 350R, where it'll be rougher around the edges and less livable day to day, but that lead around the track over the 350R will widen quite a bit.
    It would be a better match in that they are both track focused, but I believe the 1LE would embarrass the 350R.

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    Quote Originally Posted by supraracer View Post
    It would be a better match in that they are both track focused, but I believe the 1LE would embarrass the 350R.

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