2016 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350R vs. 2015 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 – Head 2 Head Ep. 71

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There’s a muscle-car war brewing in Detroit these days. Right as the handling-champion Z/28 goes out of production, Ford delivers a Shelby-badged suckerpunch with a flat-plane-crank V8, MR dampers, and carbon fiber wheels. Head 2 Head host Jason Cammisa takes the two through a series of challenges: first, some canyon carving to see which car is better on the road. Then, a dyno shootout: can the GT350R’s 5.2-liter Voodoo make more power than the venerable 7.0-liter LS7? And then, it’s onto Chuckwalla Valley Raceway where Jason and racecar driver Randy Pobst find out not only which one is faster around the track, but which car handles best. No muscle-car comparison test would be complete without a drag race, of course, so Cammisa lines up the cars with the help of his cousin Bob from West Virginia. This episode of Head 2 Head, presented by Tire Rack, is the one-stop shop for everything you need to know about the latest Detroit muscle-car rivalry.

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Comments

Edgar Razo says:

gt350r is the only car I would consider trading my low mileage 03 cobra for.

Jorge Alejandro says:

I need $67K riiiiight nooooooowwwww

Marthalamule Mcleish says:

i still think camaros are better

Viper6430 says:

7:04 – that's another driver ?

David Wagner says:

Cant wait to see the new Gt500! i heard its supposed to be either a forced induction version of this engine or the new ecoboost V6! either way, its gonna be a ton of power!

Brandon diesel says:

Haha mustang left the dude speachless.

doomtomb3 says:

Who was the drag race babe?

Tom Kruze says:

Total BS! Z28 has same HP and way more Tq. It's faster and better. They gave it to Ford cause it's brand new and z28 is done this year.
Imagine how people will feel when they buy the Ford thinking it's faster then they get Punished on the streets. Plus let's face it. Your wife won't let you buy the Ford cause theres no back seat. Lol ahahaha

olov244 says:

the z28 has a mountain of torque, that's one reason the stang puts down power better – it doesn't have the same power. that and they copied a page out of chevy's book – wider tires. the mustang's rear end still looks too narrow – the spoiler helps but reminds me of a dog with it's tail tucked between it's legs. I don't know how ford does it, but they can make some of the best sounding engines. I'm glad ford is stepping it's game up performance wise, I can't wait to see what chevy does next

Jesus Gomez says:

I am not a American Muscle guy, not a single bit. But when I heard that ignition on the Shelby I instantly fell in love. I have never had that emotion with any other car.

Andrew H says:

Another great review. I love that you included the raceway portion.

Denis Wildeman says:

ESTA TERRIBLEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE

Tim Johnson says:

the ford sounds like it has a fart can on it

Griffin Mark says:

Poor review dude! Don't like a car better juse because it sounds better

Sherburne Lee says:

gotta love 2 different year cars. lolol get the same year n then talk

Chris Chris says:

your should do a Nissan gtr vs a bugatti

Ashkan Hajmomenian says:

Hey camaro guess what your a piece of crap mustangs are better and faster haha screw the camaro mustang rules go mustang!!!!!!!

Eros John Delos Santos says:

Yes boi mustang wins ^_^

Hiram E says:

CHEVY FAIL

GM = GOVERNMENT MOTORS

Manbearcowpig says:

6:34 lmao

bestamerica says:

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oh no no no…
not like that both ugly cars

GamePlay Robinson says:

still a ford

stefan fann says:

Great country but will ALWAYS fail on four wheels…

terracer says:

The facial expressions say it all……

Karter Schenck says:

Old gen Camaro vs new gen mustang… Not a real race, good try ford fan boys

Evan B says:

Very nice. The actual competition turned out different than I imagined. Looks like the Z carries more speed in the turns and the 350 gets more speed on the straights. I was also surprised to see both of them dynoing the same. Especially after Ford made such a big deal out of it being 40hp more than the Z in every ad for it. Id also point out the Camaro still has a back seat just to piss off the more whiney of the Mustang guys haha, and that testing the R model throws out the whole price argument as the R is in the same ballpark as the Z. But, the 350 is a newer, more sophisticated car. Personally if I were gonna buy a Shelby itd be a base GT350 with the magnetic shock package. Best bang for the buck and if these guys are having trouble reaching the limit on a closed circuit don't even try to lie your ass off saying you would on a public road haha. Not a chance. I'm a fan of the Z and hope to own one eventually but I'm also a realist and don't let personal opinion get in the way of the truth. The base GT350 is the best car in this category…for the moment 😉

(PS: I'd like to see how a 2016 Camaro SS stacks up to a base GT350, just for personal reference. I know saying that I'm inviting the "itd blow it's doors off moron" crap haha. Whatever. Itd be a good bit of entertainment)

Charles Page says:

F.O.R.D. First. On. Race. Day. no longer found on road dead

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