Before you go modifying any vehicle, it’s important to understand its capabilities in stock, unmolested trim.
Stage 1: Mustang vs. Camaro Baseline Factory Performance
The team first went to the dyno to see if it would back-up Chevy’s and Ford’s horsepower claims.
Baseline test number two was heading to a 1/4-mile dragstrip to put those dyno results to some real world performance numbers, in the form of elapsed times.
Finally, both pony cars were wrung-out on the tarmac of Buttonwillow Raceway Park’s road course to demonstrate each one’s brake and chassis systems.
You can check out the results in Episode 2 here:
Points were awarded to the winner in each category and the Pony Wars now move on to Stage 2. During this next stage, the teams both receive $5,000 to use however they want to bolt-on more performance to their rides.
In Stage 3, things get really nuts, and each team gets an additional $15 grand to throw at their cars. This should allow the teams to transform the Mustang and Camaro into the ultimate street machines.