In the battle of American muscle, the Chevrolet Corvette and Ford Mustang prove to be the two performance models that go head-to-each each year as each brand continues to upgrade their track monsters with more power. Answering the ultimate question of which will perform better in a track environment, automotive YouTuber Speed Phenom compares the C8 Corvette Z06 side-by-side against the Ford Shelby GT500 Track Pack on Buttonwillow Raceway. While there is a 90 horsepower gap between the Z06 and GT500, Austin sets power aside to focus on all other characteristics like aerodynamics, handling, and cooling.

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Unbiased to the test as Speed Phenom owns a Shelby GT500, he sets out in C8 Corvette Z06 to experience its 670 horsepower naturally-aspirated V8 and extremely linear power curve. The Corvette Z06 showcases its talents as an inviting race-inspired sports car with a driver-oriented cabin and mid-engine configuration that offers unparalleled weight distribution. The Shebly GT500 Track Pack gains extra power and torque by adding a supercharger to its 5.2L V8, giving the Corvette a run for its money on the straightaways. Although both performed almost identically during their track sessions, the C8 Corvette Z06 outperformed the Shelby GT500 Track Pack by 3 seconds. With an array of factors such as tire choice and track conditions determining the outcome, Speed Phenom asks viewers to make their decision between the C8 Corvette Z06 and Shelby GT500 Track Pack.

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Source: Speed Phenom YouTube