About a year ago we found ourselves barreling across the United States in a 2013 Ford Shelby GT500.
Along the way we shot hundreds of pictures of the Shelby GT500 along a meandering 3,300-mile route from Atlanta to Los Angeles.
The end game was a meeting with the 2012 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1, a contest between a 662-horsepower 5.8-liter supercharged V8 Mustang and a 580-hp 6.2-liter supercharged V8 Camaro.
Despite an 82-hp advantage, the Shelby did not prevail. The ZL1 Camaro came out on top on the strength of its superior chassis and, to a lesser extent, a lower price.
Now we've got a 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Z51 lined up against a similar 2014 Ford Shelby GT500. The Stingray's revised 6.2-liter V8 sports a new direct-injection fuel delivery system, but there's nary a supercharger in sight. On any other day its 460 hp and 465 pound-feet of torque would be impressive indeed.Read Article