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The last thing General Motors needs right now is to appear as if it's stuck in the past, creating gas-guzzling cars that are out of step with what the federal government thinks is the future.
So even when Chevrolet steps into the way-back machine to unveil the 426-horspower retro-inflected 2010 Chevy Camaro SS, it's careful to mention that this muscle/pony car is the "sports car for the 21st century" and emphasizes the Camaro's fuel economy ratings more than its 0-60-mph performance.
So we did what had to be done. We dropped an asphalt-melting burnout in the parking lot of a former seminary that was of such destructive length that the guys hired by Chevy to prep and clean the Camaros had time to wander over and say, "Stop. You're done."
Had a Dairy Queen been available we would have laid a patch in front of that, too. Look, man. We've been waiting for years for the arrival of this car; there will be time to talk about balance and the quality of the interior materials later.
Fast New Shelby Mustang GT500 Full Test
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It's something like trying to drive the 2010 Ford Shelby GT500 on a
roller-coaster, only there are no steel tracks to keep you from slithering
off the pavement and ending up in a flaming heap of 540-horsepowerMustang.
You can't even see where you're going, really. Hard on it, the GT500's rear
tires begin spinning just as you can see nothing but sky in the windshield.
You're on top of the hump at the entrance to Infineon Raceway's Turn 6, and
as your stomach and both right-side tires go weightless, you start a long,
long dive to the left, sliding sideways all the way down the hill and
around the 180-degree corner.
The Shelby GT500 is so torqued up with the cornering force from the
low-profile 19-inch tires and the drive from the supercharged V8 that you
can practically hear the welds popping in the chassis. But something is
different this time — palms are not slick with sweat, tires are not
threatening to let go at the most inopportune moment and steering left in
order to go right is a joy and not a reflex of self-preservation.
The 2010 Ford Shelby GT500 gets 2 mpg more on the EPA highway cycle this
year. The Ford engineers are really proud of this. But every time we make
another lap and slide down Turn 6, we have our doubts that fuel economy is
what this car is about.
Serving Our Inner Adolescent
We're behaving like adults as the Ford engineers tell us all about the 2010
Ford Shelby GT500, even as we hear a couple of the cars making shake-down
runs on the quarter-mile strip at Infineon Raceway a few hundred feet away.
And in many ways, the GT500 itself is trying to act more like an adult,
casting aside the muscle-bound character of the 2007 Ford Shelby GT500.
As the Ford people tell us, they started with the limited-production 2008
Ford Shelby GT500KR, the exclusive (1,700 examples built) and
revenue-enhancing (MSRP $79,995) Mustang produced last year. And aside
from a few fewer Shelby badges (the KR had many to spare), the GT500 is
like the KR in almost every way, except it's built at the Mustang plant in Flat Rock, Michigan,
rather than at the Shelby facility in Las Vegas.
You can tell as soon as you open the new GT500's hood, complete with
hot-air extractors. The supercharged and intercooled DOHC 5.4-liter V8 with
its truck-style iron block is still in place, but now it carries a conical
air filter in its own sealed cold-air box behind the left-side headlight,
an innovation that increases airflow while resisting power-sapping heat
soak. For the GT500, this new cold-air intake required the migration of the
iconic Cobra badge on the grille from the left side to the right side.
Camaro Fights Mustang and Challenger - Muscle Car Comparison
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In 2002, astronaut Buzz Aldrin, the second human being to set foot on the
moon, punched a guy in the face for accusing him of faking the moon
landing. Buzz was 72 years old at the time.
Go right ahead and question the existence of the 2010 Ford Mustang GT, 2009 Dodge Challenger R/T
and 2010 Chevy Camaro
SS and they, too, might just give you a knuckle sandwich in the kisser.
Like Mr. Aldrin, they bear names from long ago that have made a collective
return to the limelight. Like Mr. Aldrin, they are American heroes with
unparalleled legacies reaching across decades. And like Mr. Aldrin, they
have Ph.Ds in kicking ass.
Their makers may have proven that they have the financial acumen of a blind
yak. However, we submit these pony car icons as proof that the home team
can extract their craniums from their nether regions once in awhile and
knock the cover off the ball.
Chevy Camaro SS Indy 500 Pace Car Drive
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In your finely boned face, Patrick Dempsey.
I'm driving the Indianapolis 500 pace car and not, even for a second,
endangering the life of three-time Indy 500 winner and American hero Johnny
We have it on good authority that Dempsey, an actor with a lovely mane and
a penchant for motor racing, allegedly came into the pits a little hot when
he paced the 500 in 2007 in a Corvette, allegedly forcing Mr. Rutherford,
who was standing at the end of pit lane, to allegedly begin scrambling over
an alleged concrete barrier.
My relative success is partly because Mr. Rutherford is relaxing in the
comfort of his home while I'm running the silver-and-red 2010 Camaro SS pace car at the
Brickyard. Even on my worst days behind the wheel, I rarely pose a threat
to people not in close proximity. Also, it's true that I'm driving the pace
car on a rainy Thursday morning several weeks before the race so I don't
have 33 amped-up racecar drivers behind me, itching to unleash more than
Nor do I have hundreds of thousands of spectators watching me.
Still, I have to be one up on rich and handsome Dempsey in some way, and my
coif ain't doing the trick.
Nissan GT-R SpecV Exclusive
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The 2009 Nissan GT-R SpecV breaks the law.
Actually the GT-R has been breaking the law since last year. Before then,
the Japanese car industry kept its high-performance cars below a ceiling of
280 horsepower, an
unwritten, yet very real limit established by the Japanese government back
But the Nissan GT-R shattered the glass ceiling with its 480-hp twin-turbo V6. And now the 2009 Nissan GT-R
SpecV pushes even farther past the barrier, further reinforcing the GT-R's
status as a true supercar. Just over a year since the car's introduction,
Nissan has given a shot of steroids to Godzilla, creating the most extreme
road-going machine that Japan has ever seen.
And we've got the test numbers to prove it.
Camaro is King! Mustang vs Challenger vs Camaro
We pit the much-anticipated Chevy Camaro SS against its strongest
competition: the Ford Mustang GT and the Dodge Challenger
R/T. Join as we head to the hills east of San Diego to find out which one
we liked best.
Shot By: Jim Gleason & Mike Suggett
Edited By: Jim Gleason & Mike Suggett
UPDATE: Since the question of price seems to be coming up a lot in the
comments, here are the confirmed prices for all 3 cars (base price / as
Camaro SS: $30,995 /
Challenger R/T: $30,945 / $38,270
Mustang GT: $28,845 /
2010 Camaro Stage 2 by Fastlane 460hp-428tq
Quick video of the Fastlane 2010 Camaro Stage II Performance
Package. This Camaro is
a 2SS/RS with the Six Speed manual transmission.
-The Pipeline CAI
-Stainless Long Tube Headers
-Stainless 3" Performance Exhaust
-Magnaflow Performance Mufflers
460 RWHP & 428 RWTQ
713 600 8600
Shelby GT500 Crushes Camaro SS! - Drag Race Showdown
When we first pitted the Camaro SS against the Mustang GT, Ford fans complained it
was an unfair race given the horsepower disparity. But
now Ford has tipped the scale way back in it's advantage with the top of
the line supercharged snake, the GT500. We head to the drag strip to see
how the underdog Chevy stacks up.
Shot By: Mike Suggett & Jim Gleason
Edited By: Jim Gleason & Mike Suggett
Ford SHELBY vs CAMARO vs JEEP vs VAZ 2107 vs HELICOPTER - My cars (showreel)...
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2011 Chevrolet Camaro SS Convertible vs 2011 Ford Mustang GT Convertible
With the all new Camaro
Convertible due to hit showrooms soon, we got a hold of one and put it up
against it's Ford rival, the 2011 Ford Mustang GT Convertible.
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Shot by: Mike Suggett & Duane Sempson
Edited by: Mike Suggett
Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 vs Ford Mustang Boss 302 Laguna Seca! - Head 2 Head Episode 3
On this episode of Head 2 Head, Chevrolet's new 2012 Camaro ZL1 faces off against the
reigning champion of the pony cars, Ford's 2012 Boss 302 Laguna Seca
Edition Mustang. Pro race
driver Randy Pobst hot laps both cars around Inde Motorsports Ranch in
Willcox, AZ to find out which modern muscle car reigns supreme.
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2012 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 - First Look
We were recently let into a studio for a first look at the all-new 2012
Chevrolet Camaro ZL1,
and had them fire up the ZL1's 550-horsepower LSA supercharged
V-8 for good measure.
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