Muscle Wars Continue: Camaro vs. Mustang, Price vs. Power

Chevrolet Camaro ZL1

Chevrolet announces that the 580-hp Camaro ZL1 will cost $54,995 MSRP. Ford announces its new Ford Shelby GT500 will have 650 hp, no price yet.

Ford wins, of course, on marketing strategy (and maybe on specs), but in a one-on-one, the Camaro may prove to have better handling. Finally, who cares?

Why would any sane person shell out this kind of bread (I’ll bet the Ford comes in at way over $60K) for a car that’s less of an all-round performer than a recent-model M3, for instance? DealFinder will give you the answers.

Aren’t we all getting a little tired of this madness? Two cars—one with 200-mph capability (the Shelby), and the ZL1 can do 184 mph. Each is supposedly tuned for the track, but guess how many of them will end up there. Both look like relics from the past, which they are.

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