For as long as the term “Muscle Car” has been a part of the English language, Camaros and Mustangs have been squaring off on the black-top. Ford loyalists will quickly make you aware that the Mustang started it all in 1965. The original pony car smashed sales records and became an instant classic. Chevrolet quickly answered with a tremendously popular sports coupe (called the Camaro) for the 1967 model year. When asked what the name “Camaro” meant GM designers said, “It’s a beast that eats Mustangs” – and so the battle ensued and continues until this day.
Check it out – Jason Cammissa puts these two extraordinary cars through their paces on the desert floor (how do you get this guy’s job?) then straps them to the dyno. After that, race driver Randy Pobst gets both cars on the track (no – wait, that’s the job for me). You can check out all the specs and dyno slips for yourself but I will tell you this; the GT350R laid down a 1/4-mile E.T. of 12.1-seconds @ 119.6 mph and the Z28 came in with an E.T. of 12.3-seconds @ 116.1 mph.