Camaro Chief Engineer Al Oppenheiser recently told a gathering of auto-journalists that according to simulations that he and his team have run, the 2012 Chevy Camaro ZL1 will outperform the 2013 Ford Shelby Mustang GT500.
Oppenheiser said, “We’ve done simulations. We predict that the ZL1 will be quicker to 60 than the GT500… We ran the Nürburgring and released a time. Ford took the GT500, too, and never released a time. I guess you can draw your own conclusions.” He then added there was “no question” that the Camaro will be quicker around the ring than the Shelby.
Those not fortunate enough to observe Oppenheiser’s simulations probably assume that the GT500 would be faster and quicker, since it will hit the track nearly 200 pounds lighter and 70 hp and 44 lb-ft. of torque more powerful than will the 2012 ZL1.
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