May 16, 2018
Courtesy of MotorTrend: 3.3 seconds.
When we paired this dynamic pony-car duo earlier this year, the performance gap between the newly refreshed 2018 Ford Mustang with Performance Package and the Camaro SS 1LE (a fourth-place finisher in our 2016 Best Driver’s Car competition) was 3.3 seconds on our local Streets of Willow Springs handling circuit. The more powerful Mustang’s best lap was an impressive 1:23.97, but the torquier Camaro’s superior chassis delivered a blistering 1:20.67 lap, ranking it the sixth quickest production car on that circuit. As we noted, that yawning performance gap means these two cars probably wouldn’t be allowed to compete in the same class.