2016 Camaro SS Drag Races 2016 Mustang GT with E85 tune, Shelby GT500 Mufflers

By now, anybody who's even remotely interested in muscle cars knows that, in factory stock condition, a 2016 Chevrolet Camaro SS will show its rear end to a 2016 Ford Mustang GT.
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And while today we want to show you a series of battles between the two athletes, this story comes with a way of evening out the performance gap between the two. While the Camaro, an eight-speed auto, is bone stock, the Mustang overcompensates for its six-speed manual performance disadvantage with the help of a few mods.

To be more precise, the pony, which comes with the Performance Pack, has received Shelby GT500 mufflers, along with an E85 tune.

Before being unleashed on the street for a drag racing session, the two were placed on the scales. Once again in a less-than-surprising move, the 3,734 lbs Chevy one-upped the 3,656 lbs 'Stang. However, such assets are not without their drawbacks, as any adult who's tried to spend some time in the rear seat of both cars can tell you.

As we mentioned, the two opted for street racing instead of hitting the track. The slabs of America went at it in a multi-race adventure, including both standing and rolling starts.

And while we don't like throwing too many spoilers at you, as that would ruin the fun, we can mention the fact that the Ford's driver seems to know his way around a stick-gifted machine.

The aural side of this battle isn't something to go by and we're not just talking about those GT500 mufflers when we're inviting you to turn up the volume for this one.

P.S.: Perhaps some of you wonder while we called the two muscle car "athletes". Thankfully, both Ford and GM checked the calendar when engineering these beasts, understanding that sportscar-like handling is a mandatory requirement for a muscle machine launched these days.

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In his quest to bring you the most impressive automotive creations, Andrei relies on learning as a superpower. There's quite a bit of room in the garage that is this aficionado's heart, so factory-condition classics and widebody contraptions with turbos poking through the hood can peacefully coexist.
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