WATCH: Our 2012 Boss 302 Mustang vs. a Camaro SS!

We might be having too much fun, but last week AmericanMuscle rented out the Lightning road course over at New Jersey Motorsports Park. We brought our brand new Boss 302 Mustang and decided to tear up the course against a 2010 Camaro SS! (oh yes we did!)

There’s no question that our purpose-built stock Boss 302 had a handling and braking advantage over the similarly-hp-rated Camaro SS. To be fair, the Camaro SS was also bone stock, and might have had no chance!

Thanks to our drivers (AM Employees: Jim Bianco and Andrew Ball) for taking some time from their real work for a boring day at the track with the biggest rivals in muscle car history!

Lap Times:
2012 Boss 302 Mustang 1:20.392
2010 Camaro SS 1:22.440

So tell us, was this the outcome you expected? Comment below!

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  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1288162207 Josh Hohensee

    Stupid. You’re going to race a brand new car that’s been modded against a car that’s stock and 2 YEARS OLD? Why didn’t you just race against a 1996 Impala SS. You’d have beat that one too.

    • Carbon

      Learn to read. Try going really slow. STOCK Mustang (the way it comes off the showroom floor) as well as a STOCK Camaro.

    • Carbon

      Learn to read. Try going really slow. STOCK Mustang (the way it comes off the showroom floor) as well as a STOCK Camaro.

      • Mcfly0611

        I think he means it isn’t stock as in a regular gt vs a regular ss. Because the boss is basically a modded gt. AND that was a regular bone stock ss.

        • Anonymous

          Regular GT would have been the same outcome. The Camaro is simply too fat.

          • V8Thrasher

            agreed

        • V8Thrasher

          base 5.0 is essentially an M3.  M3 > SS, 5.0 > SS

        • Jpeloquin

          Well if that what he means… Then a Camaro SS isn’t STOCK because its not a regular Camaro…  And a Corvette Z06 isn’t STOCK because it is not a regular Base Corvette!!!  If that’s really what he means, it’s easily the 3rd or 4th stupidest thing I’ve ever heard!!!

      • guest

        do you know that the Boss was designed for the track..suspension, weight reduction?  The 2012 ZL1 is designed for the track as well.

        • Jpeloquin

          And your 2012 ZL1 costs almost $12,000 more than the Boss 302 as well!  But there you Chevy fans go again.  Can’t be satisfied unless your much more expensive cars, beat much less expensive Fords…  Douche.

    • Mitch

      Both cars are bone stock… the Mustang is simply a better car than the Camaro

    • Kmahaney556

      the ss is the camaro’s baddest package but the boss 302 is not. so i guess they should just test it against a shelby to be fair. and a 2010 one if that’ll make you happy, but it’ll still beat it. there was no change for 2011 camaros so why does year matter? 2012s are not out for chevy yet i guess.

      • Harley2001

        last time i checked you cant buy a shelby at the ford dealership cause it is not a ford it is a privatly enhanced car

    • Eric Smith

      Josh, your an idiot lol

    • Eric Smith

      Josh, your an idiot lol

    • Eric Smith

      Josh, your an idiot lol

  • Alex-guitar360

    of the line the camaro smoked it but you just cant beat the mustang!

    • Y2kgt5spd

      The stang driver held out at the start — it was obvious.

      • Srouxd162

        Yeah that sandbag of a start was horrible. Mustang driver needs a ick in the nuts for that one. LOL

  • George

    Actually… I was expecting more of a 5 sec. difference……
    But.. I’ll take it to my Chevy friends

    Thanks

    • V8Thrasher

      over a few laps that all adds up.  The slowmaro is outperformed once again.

      • Robert_winters

        I may as well get into the shit slinging also. I own a 2010 GT500. I drove the top of the line Bow-tie junk it was sluggish. Being 6′ 2″ tall I will not sit in one ever again. It is good to see the rivalry is back going strong again. Whats the matter Heavy Chevy boys, you just cant stand to loose? FACE IT The Boss is back and the GT500 kicks ass. Still if we FORD fans want more car then the GT500 we could still Super Snake it and simply dominate. So you better fall off your wallets for your factory name again go buy some mod’s and upgrades if you want to keep up. I had to pay with my tax $ just to keep your brand alive. Ford didn’t need the loan.  Bow-ties are for sissy’s anyway. Once you get bit by a COBRA, you will see the light.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=713143847 Ryan Casey

    Being a Mustang lover, this is the outcome I expected

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1347082710 Frank Terry Szymkowski

    umm Josh, the Boss 302 was stock too. Actually I figured it would have been a worst beat down then it was. The Camaro is overweight and don’t have near the suspension the Boss does.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Hyatt-Crystal/806417001 Hyatt Crystal

    Nice. The Boss looks good.
    Josh- If you read the description, you’ll see that it says “purpose built STOCK Boss 302″. Meaning…. it’s built to handle courses like that…..straight off the showroom floor. Both Cars were stock and had similar hp ratings.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000453353974 Saundra Galuppo

    ok, what I want to know is….for a difference of 2.4 seconds on the track…..what is the difference in price between these two cars?

    • http://www.americanmuscle.com AmericanMuscle.com

      2 seconds x 10 laps = 20 seconds.  There’s also no similarly-priced Camaro’s to compare with, yet.

      • Derek

        Though that would increase as the race went on since that was a lap from a standing start, correct?

        • Kmahaney556

          correct, so in about thirty-five to forty laps it’d be gettin put a lap down!

  • Bakerjd

    I still believe that he was sandbagging it in the beginning (the boss driver that is).

  • Kmahaney556

    he spun a lot off the line in the mustang. that’s the only reason the camaro got out in front. had he not spun it prob would’ve bee a much worse beat down. 2 seconds in one lap is pretty bad if you ask me!

  • Ssheckard

    Camaro outselling the mustang and dodge combind, 2 to 1, those facts are more impressive than one lead footed driver and one taking a sunday drive!!!

    • Kmahaney556

      that’s only cuz they had to cut the price in half cuz no one wanted them! thumbs down government motors!

      • Ssheckard

        typical ford comment, camaro has no rebates, no zero percent financing like the mustang, and there still outselling 2 to 1!!!  what’s yur next guess?

    • MetalonMetal

      this is the first time in history camaro ever outsold mustang.  wow lets throw a party!   a few decades late there

      • V8

        The mustang is selling in the lowest numbers in its history…….it spends an avarge of 105 days on the lot before it gets sold which is 5th highest out of any other car in the market and they are offering 0% financing with killer deals and they still can’t sell….the mustang plant is down to one shift per day and now that the Mazda6 pulled out they can’t afford to keep the plant open with just the mustang alone……I think that’s rather significant if you ask me

        • V8Thrasher

          I like it better this way, I see ALOT of new camaros around, driven by literally douchbags that wouldnt know a camshaft from a muffler. I see a few 2011 V6 stangs, but once in a great while ill see a new 5.0  driving around.  In the past youd see mostly mustangs not camaros, now its the other way around.  I still think the crappy transformers movies had ALOT of influence in the camaros sales, also the cartoony concept design driving around.  it was cool at first, but it gets old fast.  have you been in one?  the things terrible inside and impossible to see out of.  ahhh, when i get my 5.0 ill be smoking em hardcore chevy guys.  i still like picking on camaros with my chevelle.  so far none have bested it (none of the new ones anyway lol)

          • V8

            You like that they might close down the mustang plant….wow…You are saying you like it better that the car you want to buy is failing….lol….Most people cant tell the diff from a 2010 stang to a 2011 stand Or even an 05-09 stand they are everywhere its a tired look with an ugly ass rearend that ford tried to renew in 2010 and failed and thats why they are the number 5 worst selling car in america and even with rebates and 0% financeing they cant move them off the lots…..Nice generalization about camaro guys then come back with a comment like I’ll be smoking em hardcore chevy guys….lol…not a douchebag comment at all..good luck with that….

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Richard-Turner/100001055917252 Richard Turner

      this is not tru

      • Ssheckard

        Right!!!  lol

    • Jrglenni

       May 2011 Sales Figures for Camaro, Mustang, and Challenger:
      Camaro: 9,451
      Mustang: 6,607
      Challenger: 3,418

      Not quite 2:1 but they are outselling.  I’m kind of surprised because when you compare the two cars, the Mustang is the better car but that’s not all that drives people to make a purchase. 

      And btw, some people need to stop being such ignorant fan-boys.  Sure we all have our preferences, but you can’t always win.  Just suck it up and act like a man.  The 2010 Camaro kicked the crap out of the 2010 Mustang, in 2011 the Mustang got the edge back.  Maybe in 2013 Camaro will reclaim the title but we won’t know until then.  In the mean time, just enjoy the renewed Muscle cars wars and give credit where it’s due.

    • Keepnitreal

      In 2010, for the first time in history, more cameros were sold than mustangs. However your 2 to 1 “fact” is totally B.S.  It was more like 10 to 9 or 10% difference.  Sales for 2011 models are even closer, and mustang has a huge lead for 2012.  This is a bad place to spew out misinformation – it will be checked.

    • Anonymous

      That’s cuz all the serious buyers got our Mustangs/Shelbys since 2005.  We filled the market but some are waiting to trade up to the Boss muscle.  The bow tie crowd got the crumbs.
       

  • Richardlt3

    I’m a mustang owner, but love all American muscle cars. I hope the popularity of the Boss convinces Chevy to finaly build the Z28. Then it will be an excxiting contest. 

    • Kmahaney556

      me too but the z shouldn’t be badder than the ss! the ss is supposed to be top of the line for that model don’t you think?

  • http://twitter.com/hmarzooqi hashim mohammed

    Amaaaaaaaazing…… 

  • adam

    haha cant wait to see the increase in lap time when the red key program is avalible in aug..

  • bearden23

    Please you Ford people just wish. Why didn’t they match up the cars equally. You do know what ford stands for right. Found on road dead. And GT stands for gutter trash.

    • beast

      rite 6.0 vs 5.0  is not equal

      • Enginebldr

        Dohc vs ohv not equal either…..yes the chevy has more displacement but the ford has 2 extra valves, 3 extra cams and more mass……

      • V8Thrasher

        yeah its not really fair to put a nimble Mustang against a pig like the camaro LOL

    • Kmahaney556

      like we’ve never heard that before grandpa.

    • V8Thrasher

      you hardcore chevy guys are living in the past.  the base 5.0 laughs at the new ss.  all the slowmaro is about is beating the Mustang, Ford on the other hand sets its sights on worthy cars, such as the M3, which is why the 5.0 and BOSS both laugh at the overweight chevy.  I like me some chevys too, hell I own a 71 SS Chevelle, but you hardcore chevy buts are retards.

  • Mike 01 cobra

    the boss let the crapmaro take off first so he could show you how easy he can pass that hunk of shit if it was the laguna seca edition you wouldnt even see the crapmaro until he lapped him

  • Erich813

    I want to see the Boss vs a 2012 Camaro. I’m a Mustang owner and fan. but lets be fair about this, shall we. 

    • V8Thrasher

      Lol  outcome would of been the same.  Theres nothing special or new about the 2012s

      • Defers

        Yes there is….the suspension on the 2012 is revised…

        • V8Thrasher

          another lie your buying from GM?  even chevy guys are calling foul on the 312hp v6 camaro

          • Defers

            Lie from gm???? Are you serious??? It’s a fact they are going to have the FE4 suspension package for the 2012 camaro..Which will include new dampers, thicker sways and lighter wheels…. The new 2012 camaro V6 engine is more efficient, has more power and is smaller than the mustang V6….what’s wrong with that….the only ccompany to ever lie about performance has been ford with it’s cobras by overating their horsepower and getting caught….embarrassing……

  • Charley

    I have a Stang GT and tooled down to a Chevy dealer to consider a trade. Test drove the Camaro and discovered that as cool as it looks outside, the cramped interior and poor visibility are real deal-breakers. I don’t think most drivers 5’10″ or taller would want this car as a daily driver. As I left the lot and slid back into my pony I really enjoyed the headroom, legroom and overall spacious interior in comparison to the Chev. At 6’3″ that matters to me.

  • Bikerboy6925

    Mustangs will always rule, figures though in production for over 40yrs. Every yr gettin better and better way to go Ford! Love ya Stang u rock!

    • B-hatch

      You must have forgot the mid to late 90s lol

      • slowarow

        you must have forgot mustang out sold slowarow and fire chicken so bad they had to stop production on them cars…

        • Miteefastwhitey

          it’s funny i have a 96′ 5 spd. mustang, am a certified engine mechanic, and can’t keep the damn thing running… I can definetly agree w/ B-hatch… there were some bad eggs. all the newer ones look and are mechanically phenominal but every ford i have ever had has had a poorly designed drivetrain since i have been driving. unfortunately for me they didnt wise up soon enough. i dont care about the video, my Chevy’s have always been reliable and fast.

  • Proflex1

    Talk about sandbagging it in the Camaro.  At 28 seconds he hits his brakes for no apparent reason other than to not make the Mustang look like a total loser.  He pulled away from the start and was still pulling away till he tapped the brakes.  Let’s take a fair approach here by not having 2 employees of a Mustang shop race these cars.  Who are you trying to kid.  And a 2010 car against a 2012…get real boys.  

    • V8Thrasher

      result would of been the same.  hardcore chevy guys will say anything to make their overweight slowmaro compare to the mustang.  the chevy guys with brains are the ones that agree this thing is too heavy, and that the 5.0 is the better car.  slowmaro is a show car now, while the pony is the performance car.  especially with modifications, that thing takes in mods like a sponge.

    • 93 Cobra1

      He was going into a corner and that is when he used his brakes just like the Mustang did. LOOK at the video! The mustang used his brakes when he was passing him because of another corner. That is what you call (DRIVING IN HARD) YOU WILL USE THE BRAKES! He didn’t sandbag him, he wanted to beat his ass but couldn’t!. They both had something to prove if you look at their stats… O sorry the Camaro has a BIGGER displacement motor too and still can’t beat the Stang! Why is the 2011 Camaro not out???

      • 93 Cobra1

        At 31 sec. they BOTH put their brakes on and the Mustang was further back than the Camaro and used his brakes so that means the Camaro was driving in deeper and harder and you say he was sandbagging?? Stop and pause and LOOK really good!!!!

    • Matt

      Maybe the camaro driver was nervous because he couldn’t see out of the car with all the blind spots in that coffin interior.  GM – Lets build a car with a chopped roof, screw it if we can’t actually see out and it’s a claustrophobic nightmare. Done.

    • Y2kgt5spd

      No — that looks to me like a genuine ass-whoopin by a superior performance car.

      Maybe GM should’ve put some more of that bailout $ into their suspension.

    • Jpeloquin

      Speaking of losers…  You are clearly not one who nows much about these two rivals!  Just because your oversized, overpriced Crapmaro pulls ahead at the start with its much higher torque rating, doesn’t mean that it has the Top End, or Suspension to hold its speed through corners.  Its heavier than the Mustang, and does not have the Boss’s stability, which means it has to slow down significantly more than the Mustang to ensure that it does not lose its footing!  Your Camaro lost, plan and simple!  So stop bitching. 

    • Boomassiv

      ,,,,lol a  stock gt will pull the SS……..you actually think the Boss can’t?  LMAO

    • NA P51-D Mustang

      you do realise that you can cause your brake lights to light up without any actual braking force being applied to the rotors right? its the reason NASCAR doesn’t allow brake lights on the cars except for night races. (you can cause the brake to turn on making the guy behind you slow down and then just keep going then actually brake giving yourself a massive advantage while exploiting a “safety” feature).

    • lashbera

      Read all the journalist tests of the new mustang vrs Camaro and see if you can find one that picks a new camaro over a 5.0 mustang. There are none. Now add the fact that all journalists say the Boss is by far the best mustang ever, Camaro should be in the same category as a Fiesta, oh maybe not, you can see out of a fiesta.

  • guest

    from what I’ve read, a “Purpose Built” Boss 302 is a car which was designed for the track..ie suspension, weight reduction.  The SS IS NOT.  The new 2012 ZL1 Camaro is such a thing. Get your hands on one when available and hire some independent drivers, not 2 Crapstang aftermarket employees who were told to make the Mustang look good.  There will be some independent tests done by Road & Track and others in the future.  

    • Iwin

      lol with the same exact result. you chevy fools need a slap in the head

      • T0t4lbl4ck0ut

        actually it wouldnt even be fair because the ZL1 is supposed to bring in around 650 hp so we would have to test it against a super snake to see a fair race

        • Kyle Donaldson

          I like all American Cars. Credit is given where credit is due in my opinion.

        • Srouxd162

          The ZL1 is confirmed at 550hp. I have no idea where you are getting your numbers from.

        • V8

          Why would you compare a stock off the production line car to a car that is sent to a tuner for modifications….in that case send the ss hennessy so they cab slap the stock LS9 into it…or send it to lingenfelter so he can mod it too lol……what’s so fair about that…..

          • maro killer

            dude ill take on a ss hen eny time i smoke my friends ss with a stock 96 gt and i went to a chevy dealer and they had the balls to admit that a stock 2010 gt smokes a stock 2010 ss so why dont you guys or should i say sissy’s grow some balls and admit it mustang will win on a road or track

          • Kevin

            ok, a 96 gt might be able to get a camaro at a dig, but in third, you’re ass is gone. also, make sure your friend’s ss is an manual 6 ls3 not a shitty l89 or wtf. also, you drive a 96gt so wtf are you talking about 2010 gts for? i drive an ss and have yet to be smoked. you wanna grow some balls and admit that the coyote engine has no low end torque, and has about the same high end as the ls3, but the ls3 has good low end and midrange power. 

        • Harley2001

          a super snake is not a production ford car you dumb ass

    • Matt

      Funny the camaro wouldn’t even be here if it wasn’t for Ford building the retro model mustang in 2005, GM said hey we should bring back our failed low sales camaro since Ford took all the risk and proved there was a market for retro muscle. Did you forget the camaro was discontinued?  Nothing new, look back to 65 when the stang was launched and shocker the slow learners at GM launch a knockoff ponycar a few years later.  Have a little respect dude.

    • Y2kgt5spd

      The gt 500 will eat that Z-ILL-1 for breakfast.  Camaros are for barbie wanna-bes and retired GM employees with bad toupes.  They use an old-school ohv engine and goofy refried 1st gen styling. If you’re into performance, Mustangs are the real deal.  If you aren’t, then shut your pie-hole.

      • V8

        The gt500 will not beat the zl1…..the gt500 can’t even beat the ctsv and that’s heavier than the camaro……the slp zl1 ran the 1/4 in the high 11sec range and GMs version will be close to that the gt500 has alot of catching up to do….even after they stroke the motor to 600hp that’s a long way to go for the 2ton gt500…..and if you are really into performance get a used z06 for 45-50k not a solid axle mustang ….nothing ford makes can match that for that price….and bout the ohv….what’s wrong with them….the c5r and c6r has dominated with it….Saleen used a 7.0L ohv in his 500k S7…..the 1 million dollar venom uses a GM LS9 motor…..the SSC aero broke the record for fastest production car with an LS motor….the LS motor is the most transplanted engine in the market….go to formula D and see how many LS motors u see…..I’ve seen everything from sand rails to g35s to Mazda miatas to ford mustangs with LS motors…..

        • Spencerjar

          Hmm sounds good about the Camaro.  Hey I do not hate them; I actually like them.  I do however prefer Mustangs.  I have a 2008 GT500KR that’s right a KR with 825RWH.  Yep it’s been modified both motor wise and suspension.  There’s not much that will come close to it.  Well street cars any way.  At 60mph I can burn the wheels in 3rd leaving anything trying to challenge me in the dust, and yep vets too.  Again, I am not bashing Chevy’s.  Vets have an awesome suspension, but don’t knock solid rear axls.  With the power in my Stang I had to do some serious suspension mods, and I’ll challenge any street legal Camaro or Vet.

        • Danthony112992

          U talk allot of shit about fords … U bring up a corvette, the fastest gm car made… Ford still has their GT supercar so if u wanna go for performace Ford overall wins. o isnt the corvette made out of plastic …. That explains allot and this topic is on the mustang and the camaro not mustang vs a corvette or fords overall cars (which are better made and didnt need our tax money to keep them in buisness) vs gm. Just face it mustangs will always and i mean ALWAYS rule the street and tracks.

        • guest62486

          ur stupid…get ur facts straight…the ssc aero uses a 390 ford based engine, o yea and the car is from shelby.

    • Alexbourbonnais

      typical chevy cry baby.

    • Jpeloquin

      Why is it that every Chevy must be put up against a Ford that costs thousands of dollars less, or Chevy fans start bitching that it’s ”NOT FAIR”!  A Mustang GT ($29,500) vs Camaro SS ($31,500)…  A Shelby GT500 ($49,900) vs Corvette Z06 ($72,000)…  So a Mustang Boss 302 ($36,000) vs a Camaro SS (See above price)should be more than a fair fight!  If using Chevy’s “MUST PROVE MY MORE EXPENSIVE VEHICLE CAN TAKE YOUR LESS EXPENSIVE VEHICLE” tactics.  Which isn’t even the case some times!  2011-12 Mustang GT vs 2011 Camaro SS.  But let the Chevy excuses start piling up reguarding that match up!  Enough said.

      • Ed

        Ha, they are more expensive and don’t forget…just to keep the chebbie in the ballpark on price they need all Ford owners to subsidize them.

      • chinesefella

        boss 302 is how much more than a 2010 ss?

    • Ed

      Wait for the 2012 crapmaro, the 2011 isn’t even out yet is it?

  • Capri83RS

    I think a fair comparison would be to have both drivers drive both cars and post lap times for each.  Not saying that one is a better driver than the other, but it gives you a better idea of a “comparison”.  I expected this outcome, the Boss is designed to be a track car.  The SS was not.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001482717659 Jeff Jarrell

    this is the side of the mustang that competitors better get use to looking at

  • Jonathan

    The Boss 302′s specs indicate that it get’s 0-60 in 4.0 seconds and the quarter mile 12.3 seconds so says Motor Trend. Motor Trend also said that the Camaro SS gets to 60 in 4.5 seconds and the quarter mile in 12.9 seconds. What happened to the Mustang driver? Why couldn’t he beat the Camaro off of the line? Also, they say it’s stock, but why label it American Muscle Boss 302 Mustang and not American Muscle Camaro SS?

    • Dave

      If you watch the video carefully you’ll see the mustang is spinning his tires, the Camaro is not.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_WFE7VQ6IJRJUXPZ74CLE34D2O4 Gerard

    And why does the Mustang need independent rear suspension?  I’d like to see the 302 and an M3.

  • Xelliz

    I think it is funny how when magazines were comparing the new 2010 Camaro and they were beating the crap out of a 2009 Mustang, all the Cheby people were top of the world.  Now that we see a 2012 Boss Mustang eat a 2010 Camaro’s lunch all the Cheby people cry foul.

    • chevsux

      the stock 2011  5.0 woops it also.

    • chevsux

      the stock 2011  5.0 woops it also.

  • Smitty

    I own both. My wife has a 2010 Camaro SS & I drive a 2005 Mustang GT. Each are fun to drive. The camaro doesn’t feel cramped to me & I am 6′ 0″. Although visibility is better in the stang without a doubt. We have taken both on separate1400 mile trips & no complaints on either. We have lined up at a few red lights before but we live in town so we really can’t get on it for too long. Both are automatic. If I floor my GT, it will fishtail a bit. The SS does not. Probably because of the larger wheels.
    Tonight I put on my Flowmasters :)

    • chevsux

      Smitty.. your 05 is no 2011 5.0 so the camaro should woop it…. atomatic… really.. can you send me a pic never seen one in a mustang before. ;)

      • Smitty

        I owned 3 Jeeps & was tired of shifting. Next car will be a stick….maybe

    • chevsux

      Smitty.. your 05 is no 2011 5.0 so the camaro should woop it…. atomatic… really.. can you send me a pic never seen one in a mustang before. ;)

    • anthony heckart

      The Camaro doesn’t fishtail because of the irs. Another thing to be mentioned about this race the Camaro has Irs supposedly corner carver heaven according to british big wigs. But the Boss has a live axle and still tears up the corners

    • anthony heckart

      The Camaro doesn’t fishtail because of the irs. Another thing to be mentioned about this race the Camaro has Irs supposedly corner carver heaven according to british big wigs. But the Boss has a live axle and still tears up the corners

  • super

    yes

  • super

    yes

  • super

    yes

  • Me

    You GM owners mad? Hahahahaha

  • Jimbo

    Of the Boss should have come out on top!

  • Ahs50x

    The guy who says cobras were overrated they were actually underrated and the guy who said 2010 mustangs got smoked yes they lost but it was a close race all around with less 100 less horsepower and the only reason the camaro outsells the mustang is because everyone already has a mustang and compared to the amount of people with camaros and they are new and people like new things and not mention the price difference in not much 2ss rs 40 grand boss 302 43 grand and the ford plant has always had one shift for the mustang and there is no such thing as a deal on the mustang as the best deal available is 3.9% with 500-1000 cash back which is a standard deal for any car without special financing

  • Ahs50x

    The guy who says cobras were overrated they were actually underrated and the guy who said 2010 mustangs got smoked yes they lost but it was a close race all around with less 100 less horsepower and the only reason the camaro outsells the mustang is because everyone already has a mustang and compared to the amount of people with camaros and they are new and people like new things and not mention the price difference in not much 2ss rs 40 grand boss 302 43 grand and the ford plant has always had one shift for the mustang and there is no such thing as a deal on the mustang as the best deal available is 3.9% with 500-1000 cash back which is a standard deal for any car without special financing

  • Skygtrr32

    If the Boss 302 would have gotten off the line faster, which I’m surprised it didn’t it would have put a better time down. I would like to see the same race but instead of the Boss 302, I would like to see a stock 2011 Mustang GT go against the Camaro SS.

  • Mike Q.

    No Superchargers or turbo’s…Both naturally aspirated!  Ford just got better technology!

  • Guest

    Considering the “purpose built” part I’m surprised at how well the Camaro did! it blew the mustang away off the line and even with the Camaro being fully stock the Mustang barely beat it on the road course it was designed for. I’d say this vid is a GREAT advertisement for the new Camaros

    • Srouxd162

      Over 2 seconds on a road course is not “barely beat”. Also that was probably the worst off the line driving I have seen in a while by a race driver. The Boss has Launch control….why not use it?

  • Guest

    Considering the “purpose built” part I’m surprised at how well the Camaro did! it blew the mustang away off the line and even with the Camaro being fully stock the Mustang barely beat it on the road course it was designed for. I’d say this vid is a GREAT advertisement for the new Camaros

  • Darrin DiBernardo

    I think the stang beet the camaro by more time than shown, and the camaro got the jump ?? . Mustang # 1.

  • Reflexr

    Oh, I thought it said vs….

  • Gregory A Romans

    That was so staged.

  • Vonblinden22

    I own an ’08 Mustang GT. I drove the 2010 Camaro. It was a sweet ride. The Mustangs are sweet. The Challenger is sweet. I’m just glad to see the American car companies puttin’ out stuff with style and power, but most of all: SOUL. I don’t really care which one beats which. I want all three, and then some. What would really suck, is if everything went back to the way it was when all you could get was the ‘Stang. I don’t want everybody driving the same car I have, but where I live… There are TOO MANY Mustangs on the road. Kinda’ chips away at my sense of individuality, but oh well. 

  • Sandybar26

    Oh yeah!!!!!

  • Steven

    I happen to know PERSONALLY that no 2010-11 slowmaro SS (manual OR auto) will pull away from a base model 5.0 w/a 6spd manual w/ 3.31 gears that has all factory parts on it still even. So I HIGHLY doubt that same slowmaro will pull away from a faster Boss 302. I have yet to have an SS even keep period.. W/ my car stock they lose by 1-2 car length’s.. w/ a CAI, and tune on my car they lose by ATLEAST 4 cars.. my car stock layed down 380whp.. after the CAI and tune is at 392whp..lets face it .. that pig of a car just cant move out. Yes it makes the power, but cant move because it weighs so much. 

  • chevsux

    The zl1 will not save the day for chev.. ford already has a anwser.. shelby with 650 hp and track suspension tested on the nurburgring.. how ever you spell it.

  • Nicholasdivone

    Now a fair race would be the 2012 Chevrolet Camaro Zl1 no? Thats a 2010 not a 2011 to begin with…. What’s with that??

  • c_fretz

    Point is, mustangs are in gt racing (against euro racing cars like m3s) and camaros aren’t. When chevy wants to race something they just go back to the corvette. There’s a reason… most other gm vehicles just don’t fully fit the ‘sports car’ name anymore. Including the camaro, yes, its sporty, yes its a car, yes it has shear nutsmashing power, but it lacks the braking, rolling acceleration and suspension to fully fit the bill. Face it. America has realized that muscle is fun in a straight line, but way more fun through a series of tight, interchanging apex corners.

  • Superfast302

    mustang will win every time boyyy aslong as the driver knows what he is doing

  • Superfast302

    took a second look at the race and the drivers are amiture  cause they swurve way to much

  • Superfast302

    took a second look at the race and the drivers are amiture  cause they swurve way to much

  • Robert

    It is to bad that AM did not run a laguna seca Boss against that other black car. What was it again?? The launch was the only staged part of the video, hell can you imagine the tears form the losers if the boss had won that also? I own a 2010 GT500. I
    drove the top of the line Bow-tie junk it was sluggish cheap feeling with huge blind spots. Being 6′ 2″ tall
    I will not sit in one ever again.  Chevy boys, you just cant
    stand to loose so they cry like school girls? FACE IT Pony car fans,The Boss is back and the GT500 kicks ass on the strip. Not to mention
    if we FORD fans want more car then the GT500 we can Super Snake the GT500 and simply dominate with what is it now 800 RWH!. So you chev boys better fall off your wallets your
    factory needs you yet again or go buy some more mod’s and upgrades if you want to keep
    up. I had to pay with my tax $ just to keep your brand alive. Ford
    didn’t need the loan.  Bow-ties are for sissy’s anyway. Once you get bit
    by a COBRA, you will see the light!
    Read more: WATCH: Our 2012 Boss 302 Mustang vs. a Camaro SS! | AmericanMuscle.com Mustang Blog

    • Dalawine

      AMEN!!!! Brought my fiance over to the other side a few years ago.He now owns a 2011 GT.I have a 93 GT.I’m a Ford girl ALL the way.GM sucks!

    • Project D

       LOL your “super snake” would get SMOKED by my GTR. for roughly the same price.