Muscle Car of the Week: 2012 Chevy Camaro ZL1

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Camaro and Mustang have been vying for American muscle car supremacy for decades. In recent years Mustang and its Shelby GT500 have been pulling away, but as always Camaro is fighting back and the ZL1 is a monster.

Let’s start with number our readers care about most: horsepower. The ZL1 revved up 580 horsepower on its dyno run. 580. 0-60 in 3.9. Top speed 184mph. Yikes. This raw power is generated from a 6.2L supercharged LSA small block V-8. Transmission options include a 6-speed automatic with manumatic control and a Tremec 6-speed manual.

The exterior is beautiful. The interior is beautiful. It is a technological wonder. It is the most powerful Camaro EVER. Yeah, yeah, but how does it stack up against Mustang? Well, let’s see:

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