Despite losing to the Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 in just about every road course match up, it would seem that the 650 horsepower Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 beat the ZL1 perhaps where it matters the most — the Nürburgring. At least unofficially.
In the video below, we see the GT500 bouncing, throttling, skidding, yelling and just downright fighting to crack the ZL1’s mark of 7:41:2, and it does so with a recorded time of 7:39:28. The time has not been confirmed by Ford yet, although the footage is official. Until Ford proves otherwise, there’s suspicion of the lap time being a little off, as the clock doesn’t really start until just before turn 1. But you can judge for yourself by watching.
The GM Authority Take
Even if the Shelby GT500’s time is authentic, the Chevrolet camp still has the last laugh, with the 2014 Camaro Z/28 reportedly running a 7:31.9 when the cameras weren’t filming the damp run of 7:37.41.