The 2020 Ford Mustang GT500 or The 2020 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1?
Mustang or Camaro? Loyal Ford and Chevrolet fanatics have been battling one another for what feels like an eternity. So in 2020, who wins the crown?
Ford and Chevrolet both have some of the most loyal fans in the car community. Both of these manufacturers have produce a long line of some of the most amazing pony cars that America, and the world, has ever seen. These cars are none other than the Ford Mustang and the Chevrolet Camaro.
The Ford Mustang was first made in March of 1964 with three body styles. A two door hardtop, convertible, and the Fastback. It was a front engine, rear wheel drive car that hit America hard and gave birth to the beginning of a long and prestigious line of the amazing American pony car.
Now, 56 years later for the 2020 model, the Ford has evolved the Mustang into a new animal. Starting at $71,395, the 2020 GT500 has a 5.2-liter V8 pushes out a tear inducing 760 horsepower with 625 Ib-ft of torque. The GT500 is documented to go 0-60 mph in less than three seconds and pull you down the quart-mile strip in less than 11 seconds. With all of this power, you can bet that Ford had to boost the stopping power. The GT500 is equipped with a set of 16.5 rotors and six piston calipers all provided by Brembo. The new GT500 comes with two separate performance options, one is a handling package that comes with adjustable strut mounts and a pretty amazing spoiler with a gurney flap. The second option is a track option, this option is equipped with 20-inch carbon fiber wheels with an all carbon fiber rear wing and a deleted rear seat. The interior has a carbon fiber instrument panel and door panels with the option of having Recaro racing seats.
The very first Camaro was made in September of 1966 on the all new GM F-Body platform. Being a pony car, you already know that it was a two door, rear wheel drive car. It came as either a hardtop or convertible with your choice of a V8 or a straight-6.
Now for the 2020 model year, the Camaro has shifted into a much stronger, faster, and better version of itself than ever before. Priced at $63,595, the ZL1 is pushing out a stout 650 horsepower with a 6.2-Liter V8. This 6.2 will pull you from parked to 60 in 3.5 seconds with a top speed of 198 mph. Same as the GT500, you can get yourself some Recaro seats as well in order to lose unnecessary weight and it is equipped with Brembo stopping power. The interior of the ZL1 consists of carbon fiber molding on the instrument panel, heated steering wheel, rear park assist, Heads up display, and a rear camera mirror.
Which of these cars would you rather have? What sort of improvements would you offer to Ford or Chevrolet for the next models of the Camaro and the Mustang? What would be the first modifications you would dress these monsters with? Let me know what all you think in the comments and leave a bump if you enjoyed.