The sixth-generation Chevy Camaro may be headed for the door following the end of the 2024 model year, but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t have what it takes to throw a few punches before walking into the sunset. That includes bringing the heat to that all-time classic Camaro rival, the Ford Mustang, as seen in the following in-depth track test video.
Coming to us from the folks at Throttle House, this 28-minute track test video includes a few drag races (both from a dig and from a roll), as well as some apex-hunting on a road course. The video ends with some analysis and conclusions.
As for the specific models in play, the GM camp is represented by the Chevy Camaro 2SS 1LE, which is showing up to the party with the naturally aspirated 6.2L V8 LT1 gasoline engine under the hood. Output is rated at a maximum of 455 horsepower at 6,000 rpm and 455 pound-feet of torque at 4,400 rpm, which, in this particular example, is directed rearwards by the optional GM 10-speed automatic transmission.
This example is also fitted with the optional SS 1LE Track Performance package, which adds in goodies like Recaro front bucket seats, a rear blade spoiler, a satin black hood wrap, performance-tuned suspension with Magnetic Ride Control, an electronic limited-slip diff, Brembo brakes, and more.
Over in the other lane, however, we find the Ford Mustang GT Premium, which is showing up with the Performance Package installed. Under the hood is Ford’s 5.0L V8 engine, which doles out 486 horsepower and 418 pound-feet of torque. Notably, the drag race in this comparison also includes the Ford F-150 FP700, which is bringing 700 horsepower and 590 pound-feet of torque to play thanks to its supercharged 5.0L V8.
Will the Chevy Camaro have what it takes to fend off the two Fords? Hit play to find out: