With a pair of professional drivers, the outcome would not be the same, but video from a 2017 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 driver shows it is indeed possible to keep up with a 2017 Ford GT, according to video from Ford Authority.
The drivers took to Mid-Ohio to both shake down their new toys—the video description states it was the first time both had been to the track in their cars. In the process, the 2017 Ford GT has a difficult time shaking the 2017 Camaro ZL1 from its rear. However, we highly doubt the GT driver was pushing the car to its limits—wrecking a $450,000 car isn’t the best situation.
Although the 2017 Camaro ZL1 technically makes more horsepower than the Ford GT—650 hp to the GT’s 647 hp—the GT is lighter and more aerodynamic. In proper conditions, the GT would be no match. But, when the power comes on at the straightaways, the ZL1 continues to hold its own in the video.
Kudos to both drivers for taking their new toys to the track. As mentioned, it’s not a proper matchup, but it’s an entertaining game of cat and mouse nonetheless. Check it out above.