Comparison: 2017 Mustang Shelby GT350R vs. 2017 Camaro ZL1 – Video
Watch the great comparison between the American super muscle cars – the ultimate track ready Mustang Shelby GT350R vs 2017 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1, the fastest Camaro to ever roll out of a GM factory.
The GT350R is powered by a new 5.2-liter V8 engine, the first-ever production V8 from Ford with a flat-plane crankshaft. With 526 horsepower and 429 lb.-ft. of torque it is the most powerful naturally aspirated production Ford engine ever. The new engine is also the highest-revving V8 in Ford history – with a redline of 8,250 rpm. Paired with a Tremec TR-3160 six-speed manual gearbox, runs from 0 to 60 mph in in about 3.7 seconds. It features a specially tuned suspension, while a Ford-tuned limited-slip Torsen differential with 3.73 axle ratio is optimised for cornering grip and straight-line traction. It also boasts an electronically modulated rear-mounted air-to-oil differential cooler, which maintains ideal temperatures during track driving. Carbon fiber wheels are standard on GT350R. The car rides on 19-inch wheels, wrapped in Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 Tires. The carbon-fiber wheels weigh a whopping 13 pounds lighter each than those fond on the “base” Shelby 350.
The latest ZL1 comes powered by the 6.2-liter LT4 V-8 unit borrowed from the ZL1’s big brother, the Corvette Z06. The engine delivers 650 horsepower and 650 pound-feet of torque, rocketing the ZL1 from 0-to-60 in just 3.5 seconds and can pass the quarter-mile pole at 127 mph after 11.4 seconds. It can be mated to either a new 10-speed automatic and a six-speed manual gearbox. The standard 20-inch forged aluminum wheels are wrapped in 285/30ZR20 front and 305/30ZR20 rear Goodyear Eagle SuperCar 3 summer tires that are perfected for the track. The ZL1 also gets a new, faster-acting version of Magnetic Ride Control, the electronic limited slip differential that swings from zero to 2,000 newton-meters of torque-gripping lock, and ZF electric power steering that varies ratios from 11:1 to 15:1.