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
2010 Camaro SS Exhaust
My new 2010 Camaro 2SS idling and revving. Shot from both the rear and interior.
EDIT: This is Stock. I have a video with the mufflers removed and replaced with straight pipes. That can be found here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YtnOqga0Vp4
Many people have asked me about the cost of my Camaro. This one included the RS package and Dealer installed stripes. The total came to about $36k msrp. The Camaro starts at around $23k, and the V8 models start at about $31k. I got this one from Graff Chevrolet, in Okemos, Mi.
I am working with a custom Exhaust shop to get a more aggressive tone out of the car. The sound is much nicer in person than a youtube video can convey, however I am still planning on making it a bit louder. I'll get a similar video up of the Exhaust tone once the work is complete.
Edit: That video can be found here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YtnOqga0Vp4
Chevy Camaro SS Rips It Up with 13 sec 1/4 Mile!
FULL Camaro COVERAGE @ INSIDELINE.COM:
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.
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 too aggressively.
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. http://www.HennesseyPerformance.com http://www.TunerSchool.com
2010 Camaro SS Birthday Surprise
May 2013 - Shane is now graduating from high school and the car remains in excellent condition. You might also be surprised to learn that he still hasn't gotten any tickets. We're very proud of the responsible young man he has become...
Apr 2012 -- Well, Shane is now 17 and after 23,000 miles I'm happy to report that he still hasn't had any accidents or tickets. He'll be a senior next year and he's considering a career in automotive design. We'll be posting an update video soon!!
Jan 2011 -- Shane has recently turned 16 and put more than 4,000 miles on the car without ANY incidents. He takes outstanding care of the vehicle and has grown to become a very responsible and mature teenager.
Feb 2010 -- My wife and I ordered a 2010 Chevrolet Camaro SS as a surprise birthday gift for our fifteen year old son. This was a complete surprise and he had absolutely no idea that the car was his. On another note, I appreciate everyone's concern for his well-being, however I think it is more responsible for a parent to teach a teenager how to drive than to pretend that they're not going to drive fast. The car is not the danger; an inexperienced driver is usually what causes injury or death, regardless of their age.
Most Muscle? Camaro SS v Challenger SRT8 v Shelby GT500
2010 Camaro SS vs. 2009 Challenger SRT8 vs. 2010 Shelby GT500
Camaro v Mustang v Challenger: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=as2erdrkQbI
Hennessey Camaro v Shelby GT500: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FwCFIk0xH_s
More Articles: http://www.insideline.com
Car Prices & Info: http://www.edmunds.com
Twitter Feed: http://twitter.com
Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/ins...
Hi-Res Videos: http://www.hulu.com/edmunds-in side-line
In our recent pony car comparison test, the retro-heavy — and just plain heavy — 2010 Chevrolet Camaro SS walked away with top honors in its debut. The big V8-powered coupe needed a new challenge. It was time to refocus the lens. Shoot from a different angle, so to speak.
So we squared the brooding visage of our SS-badged protagonist up against the cruelest bunch of savages we could find, the range-topping 2009 Dodge Challenger SRT8 and 2010 Ford Shelby GT500.
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 tested)...
Camaro SS: $30,995 / $31,490
Challenger R/T: $30,945 / $38,270
Mustang GT: $28,845 / $34,330