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Classic Showdown: Ford Mustang vs Chevrolet Camaro - CarCraft Video

Classic Showdown: Ford Mustang vs Chevrolet Camaro - CarCraft Video
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In this thrilling episode of CarCraft, the folks at MotorTrend Channel are embarking on a monumental showdown between two automotive titans: the Ford Mustang and the Chevrolet Camaro. Brace yourselves, ladies and gentlemen, for a clash of epic proportions! The Mustang, a beloved icon of American muscle, is about to receive a jaw-dropping upgrade in the form of a Godzilla V8 engine, a TKX transmission, and a host of new suspension and brake components. Meanwhile, the Camaro, a formidable adversary in its own right, will shed its original TPI 305 engine in favor of a monstrous stroker LS engine that promises to deliver nearly three times the power. But that's not all! It will also undergo a complete transformation with all-new underpinnings from Speed Tech. The ultimate goal? A thrilling race between these two mighty beasts at the legendary Willow Springs International Raceway.

As the team at MotorTrend Channel dives headfirst into this exhilarating project, they are brimming with confidence and excitement. The Mustang enthusiasts are particularly thrilled, as they believe the lightweight and nimble Fox body platform gives them a distinct advantage over the Camaro. They are eager to put their theory to the test and see if the Mustang's aftermarket support and agility can outshine the Camaro's power and potential. The camaraderie among the team is palpable, with each member bringing their own expertise and experiences to the table. They reminisce about their past encounters with Fox body Mustangs, sharing stories of donuts in mall parking lots and the addictive nature of these incredible machines.

But let's not forget the Camaro, for it too has a story to tell. The Camaro, a 1985 model in this case, may have been sitting idle for the past four years, but it's about to undergo a remarkable transformation. The team plans to equip it with a 404 cubic inch LS engine and a 6L80 six-speed automatic transmission, potentially with the addition of paddle shifts. They envision a fierce competitor that will not only turn heads with its striking appearance but also leave its rivals in the dust. With a touch of nostalgia, they discuss their friend's love for TPI intakes and the sentimental value of keeping them as mementos. The concept for the Camaro build, aptly named the "Ferrari Hunter," promises to be a thrilling endeavor that will capture the spirit of affordable performance and leave a lasting impression.

As the team progresses, they encounter challenges and make strategic decisions. They consider the best way to fit the Godzilla engine into the Mustang, taking into account the clearance issues with the steering and shock towers. Custom headers may be the solution, ensuring optimal performance and accessibility. The team also explores the advantages of using a car intake manifold, which not only enhances power but also offers a sleek and low-profile design. With the Mustang's engine successfully installed, the team revels in the progress they've made and the dreams they've turned into reality. They reflect on the journey from their teenage aspirations of owning powerful cars to the present moment, where they are creating automotive masterpieces.

In the next thrilling installment, the team at MotorTrend Channel will tackle the crucial aspects of steering, suspension, and brakes for both the Mustang and the Camaro. Stay tuned as these automotive warriors prepare to unleash their full potential on the track, leaving us breathless with their power, speed, and unyielding determination. This showdown is not to be missed!

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Classic Showdown: Ford Mustang vs Chevrolet Camaro - CarCraft Video
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Classic Showdown: Ford Mustang vs Chevrolet Camaro - CarCraft Video
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Classic Showdown: Ford Mustang vs Chevrolet Camaro - CarCraft Video
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Classic Showdown: Ford Mustang vs Chevrolet Camaro - CarCraft Video
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