In the factory spec condition, the war between the Ford Mustang GT500 and the Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 is pretty much hopeless. The Blue Oval is winning, by miles.
On the other hand, in the tuning market, the situation is still raging on. The war is still not looking like a good end but there are still some fights to be fought.
Here’s one of the remaining bastions of Chevy power, the Camaro ZL1’s Ligenfelter tuning package.
In standard trim, the Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 uses an LSA 6.2 liter supercharged V8 engine to develop some 580 horsepower and 556 lb-ft of torque.
Ligenfelter tuning don’t really clear up what they do under the bonnet but they’re more than willing to share the sort of results that come out of their work.
The American tuner says there’s a 630 horsepower minimum to what you’re getting. Should you desire more, they’ll be ready to put some more ponies in, as much as upwards of 700.
In order to prove the worth of their press release, Ligenfelter took one of these tricked out Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 units and did some quarter mile testing on it.
The model in question had 720 horsepower tune and managed to run a 10.79 second quarter mile pass at Muncie Dragway in Albany, IN.
Later on, Ligenfelter went to the Continental Tire’s proving grounds to test the top speed. That’s where they’ve managed a 202 mph figure.
Luckily for the tuner, that’s just about what the Shelby GT500 managed to run at the Nardo test track.