posted on May, 19 2009 @ 01:29 AM
I would go with the Camaro, i believe it comes in at around 3800 lbs, while the GT500 is closer to 4100lbs to my knowledge. Sure the Shelby has more
power, but with a live rear axle the Camaro beats it like a red-headed step child in the twisties (independent rear suspension). The Camaro is no
slouch in the 1/4 either Car and Driver and Motor Trend both have the 'Maro at 13.0 flat at 109-110 for the 6 speed i believe and 13.1 at 109 for the
auto. Curiously the auto has a "different" motor they are both 6.2 liter V8s but the 6 speed has the LS3 straight out of the Corvette making 426 hp
while the auto has the L98 (i think that is what it is called although I'm not too sure) which makes "only" 400 hp. The magazines have the new
Shelby doing between 12.6 and 12.9 in the 1/4 at 112 to 113 mph. Get the Camaro through on a mean sounding exhaust and a cold air intake and you will
be blowing most GT500 drivers away. Not to mention you will still save $20,000, look cooler, sound better, and there is always doing what Ford "has"
to do to make there cars fast...add a blower. Do that and that Camaro will run with most exotics (Ferraris, Lambos, Porsches, etc) on the highway and
the drag strip.
I must say i am a little biased, i will always love GM, even if there comes a time when there is no GM to love anymore lol. I drive a mildly modded
2005 GTO with around 500 hp to the flywheel (around 400 to the wheels) and i have ran two of the last generation GT500s with 500hp and they are
definitely fast but i have taken both by a half car to a whole car from a roll and 1 to 2 cars from a dead stop (i run 12.5-12.7 at 111-113mph in the
1/4.) They were both stock or close to it. That being said if your interested in the ease of modding your car and you have the money to get the
Shelby, cars with stock superchargers are much easier to mod (in the sense that you can make more power for less cash as far as mods go) The same
$3,000 in mods to a stock naturally aspirated (excluding forced induction which is usually much more than $3,000 especially for chevy small blocks and
supporting mods or N20) that will get you around 50-70 whp will get you around 100-120 whp or perhaps more on many cars with stock forced induction.
Either way i doubt you will be disappointed.