Horsepower and More: Camaro vs Mustang Stats Face-off

By: John Miller

Horsepower and More: Camaro vs Mustang Stats Face-off
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About This Quiz

Since the mid-1960s, Ford and Chevrolet have been racing each other to build faster and better muscle cars. Ford, of course, started this power feud with its iconic Mustang, the first pony car ever made in the United States. Chevy followed with its ever-popular Camaro. In our Mustang versus Camaro quiz, we’ll see if you really know anything about the specs and stats that make these cars so fast. Do you think you can beat us to the checkered flag?

Sure, the Model A was one of Ford’s most successful cars ever. But its performance was, shall we say, rather lacking in testosterone. With the introduction of the 1965 Mustang, Ford threw down the gauntlet in the muscle car wars. Chevy followed with its 1966 Camaro, a vehicle that, well, did not exactly live up to the hype. Do you know the speeds of these famous vehicles?

From horsepower to torque ratings, muscle cars like the Mustang and Camaro rely on grippy tires and low weight to provide faster, better performance. Some variants have neck-snapping 0-60 mph times, while others might as well be Yugos. Do you know the fastest stock Mustangs and Camaros in history?

Kick the tires of our Mustang vs. Camaro quiz now! Maybe you’ll blow through the quarter-mile at a breathless pace. Or perhaps this tough muscle car quiz will leave you in the dust!

From the factory, which car has more horsepower?
2018 Mustang GT
The 2018 Mustang is surging with 460 hp. The Camaro has just a tad less power, with 455 hp. Both are fast enough to make blood pool behind your eyes.
2018 Camaro SS

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Which muscle car has more torque?
2018 Mustang GT
2018 Camaro SS
The Camaro has a whopping 455 ft-lb of torque, meaning you’ll dart ahead from the green light. The Mustang has 420 ft-lb of torque.

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Which car has more horsepower?
‘67 Camaro
The ‘65 Mustang topped out at around 306 hp. The Camaro SS’s V8 hit the wall at 295 hp.
‘65 Mustang

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Which of these two cars generates more horsepower?
1999 Mustang Cobra SVT
The ‘90 Camaro RS has only a 170 hp engine. The Cobra SVT, on the other hand, is packing nearly twice as much power (320 hp).
1990 Camaro RS

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Which of these cars is faster from 0 to 60 mph?
1998 Camaro Z28
1969 Mustang Boss 429
The Boss 429 has a low top-end speed but very fast 0-60 times: 5.1 seconds. The ‘98 Z8 needs 5.5 seconds to reach 60 mph.

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Which car has a faster 0-60 mph time?
2018 Mustang GT
The 2018 Mustang GT clocks in at just under 4 seconds — the Camaro hits the finish line right at 4 seconds, making it a hair slower. Either way, you're going to need a neck brace at the end.
2018 Camaro SS

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Which car was faster from 0-60 mph?
‘67 Camaro SS
Neither of these cars was incredibly fast. The ‘67 SS was capable of 6 seconds flat. The Mustang hardtop 289 trailed, at 8.3 seconds.
‘65 Mustang

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Which speed car would hit 100 mph first?
1998 Camaro Z28 SS
1999 Mustang SVT Cobra
Both cars are lickety-split quick in the 100 mph test. But the Cobra (12.5) is faster than the Z28 (13.2).

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Which car has a higher top speed?
1991 Camaro Z28
The ‘65 Mustang was capable of around 134 mph. The Camaro? About 146 mph, thanks to its 5.7-liter V8.
1965 Mustang GT Shelby

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Which car generates more torque?
2006 Mustang Shelby GT500
The Camaro RS is capable of about 255 ft-lb of torque. The GT500, as you can imagine, is much snappier, with 480 ft-lb.
1990 Camaro 5.0 V8 RS

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Which of these two muscle cars is faster to 60 mph?
2002 Camaro Z28 SS
1969 Mustang Boss 429
The driver will be critical in this matchup, because these cars are nearly even to 60 mph. The Camaro is listed at 5.2 seconds; the Mustang at 5.1.

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Which vehicle has more horsepower?
2018 Mustang GT
2018 Camaro ZL 1
The GT has a muscular 460 hp .. .but that pales in comparison to the ZL 1, which has a head-spinning 650 hp, and no, that’s not a typo.

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Which car has a faster 0-60 mph time?
2011 Camaro ZL1
The Mustang GT is decidedly zippy, with a 0-60 time of 5.2 seconds. The ZL1 is even faster — at 4.0 seconds, it is fast enough to require a permit from NASA.
2004 Mustang GT

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Can you select the car that has more torque?
1969 Mustang Mach 1 351
The ‘98 Camaro Z28 sports 345 ft-lb of torque. The Mach 1 351 tops it — it has 355 ft-lb of torque.
1998 Camaro Z28 SS

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Can you pick the car with more horsepower?
2008 Camaro Z28
There’s no competition here — the Z28 weighs in with 431 hp, while this variant of the GT is just 300 hp.
2004 Mustang GT

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Which car has a faster quarter-mile time?
1987 Camaro IROC-Z
2006 Mustang Shelby GT500
The IROC-Z needs a serious head start in this matchup. Its quarter-mile time is 15.5 seconds, while the Shelby’s is 12.4 seconds.

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Which car has a faster quarter-mile time?
2018 Mustang GT
2018 Camaro SS
The Camaro is just a little faster, with a 12.3-second quarter-mile time. The Mustang records times around 13 seconds.

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Can you pick the car with the faster quarter-mile time?
2001 Mustang Bullitt GT
2002 Camaro Z28 SS
The Z28’s 325 hp engine helps it race to the quarter-mile flag in 13.7 seconds. The 2001 GT needs 14.5 seconds.

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Which car has more torque?
1999 Mustang FR 500
1967 Camaro SS 396
The Camaro SS 396 is as monster, generating 415 ft-lb of torque. The ‘99 Mustang trails with 365 ft-lb.

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Which of these cars has a higher maximum speed?
1967 Camaro SS 396
This one’s a virtual tie. The King Cobra can hit around 132 mph ... but the SS 396 is capable of around 136 mph.
1978 Ford Mustang 2 King Cobra

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Which car has a higher peak horsepower?
2011 Camaro ZL 1
The 2003 Mustang has a fancier name (Mach 1) but "only" 305 horsepower. The 2011 ZL 1 has 580 hp.
2003 Mustang Mach 1

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Which car has a faster 0-100 mph time?
2004 Mustang GT
2002 Camaro Z28 SS
The Camaro’s 325 hp engine screams to 100 mph in just 11.8 seconds. The 2004 GT, on the other hand, needs 13.5 seconds.

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Can you guess the car with the faster 0-60 mph time?
1991 Camaro Z28
1999 Mustang SVT Cobra Coupe
This one’s nearly a tie. But while the Z28 has a 5.7 0-60 mph time, the Cobra is even faster, at 5.2 seconds.

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Which car has a higher top-end speed?
2008 Camaro SS
The ‘69 Mustang runs out of gas at 115 mph. The ‘08 Camaro is much faster, at 155 mph, thanks to its 431 hp engine.
1969 Mustang Boss

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Which of the following has a better quarter-mile time?
1982 Mustang GT
2011 Camaro ZL 1
The 2011 Camaro is just a beast, scorching the quarter-mile in 12 seconds. The ‘82 GT crosses the finish line at 15.3 seconds.

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Which of the following has a faster top speed?
2002 Camaro Z28 SS
1999 Mustang FR 500
This 2002 Camaro is capable of 157 mph. But the FR 500 is even faster, with a top speed of 168 mph.

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Can you pick the vehicle that sports more horsepower?
1967 Camaro SS 396
The ‘67 Camaro is no joke — it has 375 hp. The Bullitt might be movie famous, but it has just 265 hp.
2001 Mustang Bullitt GT

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Which of these cars has a faster 0-60 mph time?
1987 Camaro IROC-Z
Here’s another race that will be determined by the driver. The Camaro has an official 0-60 time of 6.3 seconds, while the GT’s is 6.4.
1982 Mustang GT

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Which car has a faster quarter-mile time?
2008 Camaro SS
The much newer Camaro SS is faster than the older ‘69 Mustang, but only by a hair. The Chevy hits the quarter-mile flag at 13 seconds; the Mustang, at 13.1.
1969 Ford Mustang Boss

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Which car costs more?
2018 Mustang GT
2018 Camaro SS
The basic Camaro SS is $37,995 ... the Mustang GT is $35,095, meaning you’ll save just enough money for another set of tires after you finish doing a bunch of burnouts.

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