Ever since Chevrolet relaunched the Camaro, it’s effectively been poking Ford, almost trying to provoke its oldest rival with cars like the SS 1LE, Z/28, and ZL1. And Ford has spent the past several years politely asking Chevy to stop with a short string of competitors in the Boss 302, GT500, and most recently the GT350.
This has been upgraded across the board. All models now have revised shocks for a better ride quality, plus stiffer rear suspension and stabiliser bars to sharpen steering response and handling accuracy. There is now optional Magneride active suspension – as fitted to the Shelby GT350 – when you spec the Performance Pack.
The turbo four provides good power, but it’s a tough sell after driving the V-8. You can also get it with a $2495 Performance package that bundles the base GT’s four-piston calipers with Pirelli P Zero summer tires and a retuned suspension.