2018 Camaro SS Drag Races 2019 Mustang Shelby GT350, the destruction is over
The name really does the GT350 a disservice, as most ignorant people will look at the two Shelbys, remember what they learned in math class, and instantly think the GT500 is better than the GT350 in every way. possible. However, we all know that the pair should not be compared in terms of better or worse, but simply “different.”
The GT350 is a driver’s car and, frankly, a dying breed. It features a 5.2-liter naturally aspirated V8 producing 526 hp (533 hp) and huge maximum torque for an engine that doesn’t use forced induction: 429 lb-ft (582 Nm) from of 4,750 rpm. More importantly, however, it also has a six-speed manual transmission, a transmission that people can’t help but say how good it is, with many going so far as to call it the best in the world.
What all of this tells us is that the Ford Mustang ShelbyGT350, despite its power output, does not have drag racing activity. The rear-wheel drive and six-speed manual combo make launching difficult, and when it finally starts up, the slower gear changes of a manual are going to waste its time as well. So much so, in fact, that it can actually lose to a lesser opponent like the Camaro SS.
Black in the clip below is an SS 2018 model, which means it gets a 6.2-liter naturally aspirated V8 with less horsepower – 455 hp (461 PS) – but, thanks to the larger displacement, more torque – 455 lb-ft (617 Nm), also available in bottom (4,400 rpm). Like all self-respecting pony cars, the Camaro SS is also RWD, but the owner opted for the eight-speed automatic instead of the standard six-speed manual.
All of these, combined with a mediocre track surface, combine to give the GM machine a distinct advantage that will have Mustang fans blown away. However, Mustang fans also know how good the GT350 can be when used as intended, so while the Camaro crowd can be boisterous in their win, they likely won’t lose sleep over it. .