This week’s Face Off Friday is all about the ponies as we put two powerful icons head to head: The 2014 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 vs. the 2014 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500. These two legendary models have a lot of history and rivalry behind them, so we’re laying out the most important stats to see how they do head to head on paper.


2014 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 (Starting Price: $55,355)

  • Engine: 6.2-liter Supercharged V8
  • Power: 580hp and 556 lb-ft of torque
  • Zero-60: 3.9 Seconds
  • Top Speed: 184 mph
  • Quarter Mile: 11.93 – automatic / 11.96 manual
  • Curb Weight: 4,120 lbs
  • Transmission: Tremec 6-Speed Manual or Hydra-Matic 6L90
  • Exterior Colors: Red Hot, Bright Yellow and Red Rock Metallic
  • Interior: Color head-up display, color driver information center display, Recaro performance front bucket seats
  • Extras: Performance Traction Management, Magnetic Ride Control, 4-wheel independent suspension, Brembo brakes

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2014 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 (Starting Price: $55,110)

  • Engine: 5.8-liter Supercharged V8
  • Power: 662hp and 631 lb-ft of torque
  • Zero-60: 3.5 Seconds
  • Top Speed: Over 200mph
  • Quarter Mile: 11.5 Seconds
  • Curb Weight: 3,850 lbs
  • Transmission: Tremec 6-Speed Manual or 6 Speed Select Shift Automatic
  • Exterior Colors: Oxford White, Ruby Red Metallic
  • Interior: Track Apps (for performance data), Selectable Electric Power-Assisted Steering
  • Extras: Launch control, Brembo brakes, Torsen limited-slip differential, SVT Track and performance package

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While I am personally partial to the Camaro ZL1, the facts don’t lie, so Shelby is quicker, if only by a little bit. Either of these models will offer you an amazing driving experience, but Ford has a bit of an edge up on technology and, as previously stated, power. Each has their own paint colors, variant-specific details, and engineering mastery. Considering how great the Mustang and the Camaro are, for many this may just come down to brand loyalty or aesthetic preference.

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