Dyno Battle: 2013 GT500 vs 2013 Camaro ZL1



Marcus Slater
Mustang Forums

The horsepower wars are in full effect with the Ford's Mustang GT500 leading the vanguard against the Chevy ZL1. These two rivals have pushed each other to the limits of what's considered a sane amount of power available in a pony car. While they both boast incredible numbers, the only way to be absolutely sure is to take them to a dyno. Inside Line did just that, putting both cars on the rollers to see how much power both cars really make.

On paper, the GT500 walks all over the ZL1 when it comes to pure force. The supercharged 5.8L V8 spits out a titanic 662 hp, trouncing the ZL1's 580 hp. Neither cars are slow, obviously, but how they make that power and how they put it down are different. Remember, the Mustang has a different rear suspension compared to the ZL1 and slightly different weight distribution. Certainly it makes more power, but you might be surprised to see exactly how much. Check it out below.

Did the GT500 meet your expectations? Sound off in the forums!

Kristian Robles (Wed, 06 Jun 2012 15:27:34 -0700): Wow, poor Camaro. lol
Mark Dellacqua (Wed, 06 Jun 2012 16:04:24 -0700): The smart thing to do would be to just keep your mouth shut and take it like a man. Probably won't happen, from what I've seen the GM boys aren't graceful losers. 11.6et/125mph, not only big HP numbers but it hauls ass as well.
Daris Smith (Mon, 11 Jun 2012 15:57:27 -0700): I like the Mustang.
Jenn Ritchey (Mon, 11 Jun 2012 16:33:22 -0700): That Mustang sounds bad ass.


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