Originally Posted by parchisi
The mustang has a pretty steep first gear compared to the Camaro if I'm not mistaken. If he took off first and you were already past him before he got out of first, methinks he may not have been going all out.
Yep, that is right. The Camaro SS 6speed is the TR6060 with the 2.97:1 1st gear (if I remember correctly).
The 5.0's 6speed manual has a 3.66:1 1st, and that is a massive advantage.
For the Camaro with 2.97:1 1st, he would have to get 4.10:1 rear gears just to equal
to the total gear ratio of a Coyote with 3.31:1 base stock rear gears.