2020 Ford Shelby GT500 vs. 2020 Chevrolet Camaro

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Safety

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Both the Shelby GT500 and the Camaro have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, driver and front passenger knee airbags, side-impact head airbags, front seatbelt pretensioners, four-wheel antilock brakes, traction control, electronic stability systems to prevent skidding, daytime running lights, rearview cameras, available blind spot warning systems and rear cross-path warning.

Warranty

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The Shelby GT500’s corrosion warranty is unlimited miles longer than the Camaro’s (unlimited vs. 100,000 miles).

Reliability

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For smoother operation, better efficiency and fewer moving parts, the Shelby GT500 has an overhead cam design, rather than the old pushrod design of some of the engines in the Camaro.

J.D. Power and Associates’ 2019 Initial Quality Study of new car owners surveyed provide the statistics that show that Ford vehicles are better in initial quality than Chevrolet vehicles. J.D. Power ranks Ford fourth in initial quality, above the industry average. With 2 more problems per 100 vehicles, Chevrolet is ranked 6th.

From surveys of all its subscribers, Consumer Reports’ December 2018 Auto Issue reports that Ford vehicles are more reliable than Chevrolet vehicles. Consumer Reports ranks Ford 5 places higher in reliability than Chevrolet.

Engine

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The Shelby GT500’s 5.2 supercharged V8 produces 485 more horsepower (760 vs. 275) and 330 lbs.-ft. more torque (625 vs. 295) than the Camaro’s standard 2.0 turbo 4-cylinder. The Shelby GT500’s 5.2 supercharged V8 produces 425 more horsepower (760 vs. 335) and 341 lbs.-ft. more torque (625 vs. 284) than the Camaro’s optional 3.6 DOHC V6. The Shelby GT500’s 5.2 supercharged V8 produces 305 more horsepower (760 vs. 455) and 170 lbs.-ft. more torque (625 vs. 455) than the Camaro LT1/SS’ standard 6.2 V8. The Shelby GT500’s 5.2 supercharged V8 produces 110 more horsepower (760 vs. 650) than the Camaro ZL1’s standard 6.2 supercharged V8.

Transmission

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The Ford Shelby GT500 comes standard with an automatic transmission, for driver comfort, especially in the city. Automatic costs extra on the Camaro.

The Shelby GT500 offers a standard sequential manual gearbox (SMG). With no clutch pedal to worry about and a fully automatic mode, an SMG is much more efficient than a conventional automatic but just as easy to drive. The Camaro doesn’t offer an SMG.

Brakes and Stopping

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For better stopping power the Shelby GT500’s brake rotors are larger than those on the Camaro:

Shelby GT500

Camaro LS/LT

Camaro SS

Camaro SS 1LE

Camaro ZL1

Front Rotors

16.5 inches

12.6 inches

13.6 inches

14.6 inches

15.35 inches

Rear Rotors

14.6 inches

12.4 inches

13.3 inches

13.3 inches

14.4 inches

The Shelby GT500’s standard front and rear disc brakes are vented to help dissipate heat for shorter stops with less fading. The rear discs standard on the Camaro LS/LT are solid, not vented.

Tires and Wheels

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For better traction, the Shelby GT500 has larger tires than the Camaro (F:305/30R20 & R:315/30R20 vs. 245/50R18).

The Shelby GT500’s tires provide better handling because they have a lower 30 series profile (height to width ratio) that provides a stiffer sidewall than the Camaro’s standard 50 series tires.

For better ride, handling and brake cooling the Shelby GT500 has standard 20-inch wheels. Smaller 18-inch wheels are standard on the Camaro.

Chassis

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For excellent aerodynamics, the Shelby GT500 has standard flush composite headlights. The Camaro has recessed headlights that spoil its aerodynamic shape and create extra drag.

Passenger Space

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The Shelby GT500 has .6 inches more front legroom, .4 inches more front hip room, 1.3 inches more front shoulder room and 1.5 inches more rear shoulder room than the Camaro Coupe.

Cargo Capacity

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The Shelby GT500 has a much larger trunk than the Camaro Coupe (13.5 vs. 9.1 cubic feet).

The Shelby GT500’s standard rear seats fold to accommodate long and bulky cargo. The Camaro Convertible/ZL1 1LE doesn’t offer folding rear seats.

The Shelby GT500’s standard folding rear seats are split to accommodate bulky cargo. The Camaro Coupe’s standard single piece folding rear seat is not as flexible; long cargo and a passenger can’t share the rear seat.

Ergonomics

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On a hot day the Shelby GT500’s driver can lower all the windows from a distance using the keyless remote. The driver of the Camaro can only operate the windows from inside the vehicle, with the ignition on.

The Shelby GT500’s speed-sensitive wipers speed up when the vehicle does, so that the driver doesn’t have to continually adjust the speed of the wipers. The Camaro’s manually variable intermittent wipers have to be constantly adjusted.

The Shelby GT500 has a standard dual zone air conditioning allows the driver and front passenger to choose two completely different temperatures so people with different temperature preferences won’t have to compromise. This makes both the driver and front passenger as comfortable as possible. Dual zone air conditioning costs extra on the Camaro.

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