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
Drag Racing Test: 2010 Camaro SS
PlanetLSX.com brings you the 2010 Camaro SS track test that we
performed at Lone Star Raceway in Sealy, TX. Weather conditions were 88F
and humid, with a 10-15 mph head wind. Density Altitude was +2,188 ft.
Track prep was good, but the 20" tires had some wheel hop if you launched
2010 Camaro SS First 1/4 Mile Drag Test
Hennessey Performance tests their bone stock 2010 Camaro SS at Lonestar Motorsports
Park and runs 13.6 @ 108 mph with a 2.3 60 ft.
Chevy Camaro SS Rips It Up with 13 sec 1/4 Mile!
FULL Camaro COVERAGE @
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.
Smokin Camaro: Hennessey HPE550 Supercharged Chevy Camaro SS
FOR FULL HENNESSEY ARTICLE @ INSIDELINE.COM:
Automotive lust in America means blown Camaros. You know, like the red
'69s on every cover of Car Craft. A big BDS 10-71 Supercharger sticking through the hood and massive
M/T drag slicks under tubs in back. Let the rest of the world dream of
Ferraris, Lamborghinis and dinky little British two-seaters. In this
country speed doesn't look like that.
It looks like this.
This is the Hennessey Performance Engineering (HPE) "HPE550" supercharged
2010 Camaro SS. That's
right, it's a blown Camaro. The first blown 2010
Chevy Camaro. And that
makes it the very newest version of a true American icon. Ranks right up
there with the Beach Boys, buckets of deep fried chicken and our
incomprehensible Internal Revenue Code.
Be proud of it. We Americans invented the greatest car ever: The loud,
tire-smoking, V8-powered, front-engine, rear-wheel-drive muscle machine.
And we should celebrate the accomplishment just as John Hennessey is, by
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 /
636 HP Z/28 Camaro Test Drive with John Hennessey
John Hennessey discusses and test drives the first HPE600 powered 2014 Z/28
Camaro. For more
information: http://www.HennesseyPerformance.com | +1.979.885.1300
Looking for a new Chevy Camaro? Contact your nearest
AutoNation Chevrolet dealership!
Want to learn how to make fast cars go faster? Check out Tuner School where our
classroom includes a 1/4 mile dragstrip! GI Bill & International students
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