GM Says Camaro Z/28 Shows Mustang Boss 302 LS Who's the Real Boss…in its Own Video

GM is aiming high with the new Chevrolet Camaro Z/28, as the car’s Nürburgring lap time has showed. In the words of Camaro chief engineer Ed Oppenheiser, the Z/28 is a rival for the Porsche 911 GT3 and the Nissan GT-R.

However, to demonstrate how the souped-up Camaro stacks up to the domestic competition, Chevrolet tested it at the Milford proving grounds alongside the 2012 Ford Mustang Boss 302 Laguna Seca.

Chevrolet says it opted for the Mustang Boss 302 because it is the best Ford has. “The obvious question here today is why don’t we have the [Shelby] Mustang GT500 to compare it to,” says Chevrolet Camaro Chief Engineer Al Oppenheiser. “Frankly, we’ve tested everything they have, and the Ford Mustang Boss 302 Laguna Seca is their fastest track car”.

However, that’s about the only good thing about the Mustang you’ll hear in the following official Chevrolet video. Ford’s pony car lost on all aspects of the comparison, from average speed to lateral Gs and corner entry speed.

In the end, the Camaro Z/28 set a time of 1:53.71 over a lap of GM’s 2.9-mile (4.6-km) Milford road course. That’s 5.3 seconds faster than the Mustang Boss 302 and more than 6 seconds better than the 2013 Mustang GT500. Scroll down to watch the video.

By Dan Mihalascu

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