When it comes to the Pony Car Wars, rivals Chevy and Ford have always taken things seriously, with the Mustang Shelby GT500 currently wearing the heavyweight title belt with its 550 horsepower engine that rockets the car from zero to sixty in 3.7 seconds.
Rising to Ford’s challenge is the Camaro ZL1 that was unveiled earlier this year in Chicago with a preliminary 550 horsepower — equal to that of the GT500. However, being that the ZL1 is also expected to be the heavier car, it would seem that 550 horsepower may not be enough to outpace the lighter GT500. But according to a report from Camaro5, the ZL1 may produce much more than the initial 550 horsepower that was announced, which to us sounds like just what the doctor ordered. We will have to wait until the end of the year to find out for sure.