2019 Ford Mustang GT PP2 Battles 2018 Chevy Camaro SS 1LE On The Road

The eternal war between the Ford Mustang and the Chevy Camaro continues with a new battle between the factory-tuned variants.

They are not the full-blown Shelby GT500 and ZL1 (although we can’t wait for that comparison), but the 2019 Mustang GT Performance Pack 2 (PP2) and the 2018 Chevrolet Camaro SS 1LE are non too shabby either.

Both are V8-powered, rear-wheel-drive muscle cars that cost about the same and are evenly matched when it comes to performance numbers. Additionally, both have been given the hardcroe treatment by their makers to make them more focused as well as fun to drive

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In the Mustang’s case, this includes a lowered sports suspension with MagneRide damping, Brembo piston front brakes, stiffer anti-roll bars, and Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tires. Power (460 horses to be exact) comes from a 5.0-liter V8 linked to a six-speed manual transmission that’s connected to the rear wheels. What more could an enthusiast ask for?

Well, the Camaro SS 1LE is an equally enticing proposition as it offers similar upgrades including Magnetic Ride Control, Brembo brakes, stiffer sway bars and sticky Goodyear Eagle F1 Supercar 3 tires. However, it also brings stuff that is not available on the Mustang, such as the eLSD (electronically controlled limited-slip differential) and Performance Data Recorder. Its 6.2-liter V8 pumps out 455 horsepower that’s also channeled to the rear wheels via a six-speed manual.

In this video, Throttle House examines how the two compare when it comes to driving dynamics as well as how they are to live with every day. Surprisingly, perhaps, they don’t come anywhere near track as the whole point was to find out whether they could be used as everyday rides as well.

 

  • TheAmerican2point0

    I don’t even have to watch the video: the camaro is better, but the big problem is the visibility.

    • brn

      On the track, where no one drives their car. Even those that do, do it once a year for the first three years and not after that.

      Also didn’t watch the video.

      • ChicagoBlah

        truth

  • Netsphere

    two rednecks reviewing two redneck cars, cool

    • ChicagoBlah

      Do they even get sun in Canada?

      • Netsphere

        hillbillies, there

  • Bash

    Where is the challenger?

  • eb110americana

    Added notes: The Mustang is slightly faster when both have the 10-speed auto, but things are reversed with the manuals (and the Tremec in the Camaro is way better than the Chinese transmission in the Mustang). Also, the Mustang makes 5 more horsepower, but Camaro makes 35 lb.ft. more torque! I have ridden in the back seat of a 6th gen Mustang, and at 5’9″ it is possible, though my head is uncomfortably close to the top of the rear glass if we were to be rear-ended. The Camaro, on the other hand, has completely useless backseats for anyone but small children.

  • Alexandro Pietro

    Almost track-cars.

  • Paul

    I think we got us two so and so’s looking for a little air time in this ridiculous comparo.

  • SteersUright

    Mustang somehow feels much bigger, perhaps a longer wheelbase? I drove them both in SS and GT PP1 and they both feel huge to me, like V8 sport sedans. The Camaro feels more agile, I think that much is obvious by now with every reviewer stating it. The Mustang feels more premium and friendly for daily use. The Camaro’s visibility was horrific but you do get used to it when driving hard “in the zone”, that is until you realize there is only a front view and then blind spots and you can barely take another lane without sweating.
    I personally thought the Mustang looked much better between the two. Neither is for me until they shrink about 10% in mass. Those V8’s though…my goodness. I’d love to have them come standard in every other sports car. I’d take them in a Cayman, Miata, Supra, M2, and just about every other sports car out there. They should just sell them to other manufacturers who can wrap them in the lightweight package they so deserve.

  • SteersUright

    Need to add, love these two guys but, their reviews are a bit too short to be meaningful. Some track time would’ve added much more value and enjoyment to this video. Would also like to more measured tests. Otherwise, great personalities and keep em coming!

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