SS vs 4.6L GT
Car & Driver are the seriously retarded far-left liberal of the automotive world, had they been running the country in 1917 they surely would have sided with the Germans, one need only pick up a copy their propaganda ridden printed drivel to see their salivating love for Deutschland engineering. When they do attempt patriotism it’s usually one-sided leaning towards Ford.
Well, back in March of this year C&D had the following to say in regards to the retro muscle offering from Chevrolet:
Camaro’s Zeta roots pay dividends, with the suspension striking a brilliant balance between lively, grippy road-holding and wonderfully compliant damping. Meanwhile, the SS offers decent feedback through the steering wheel.
Could it be better? Absolutely, but at least its deficiencies involve its interior detailing more than its dynamics.
Then in July, comparing the much superior 426hp Camaro SS with it’s independent rear suspension to the 315hp 4.6L Mustang GT and its standard truck-like solid rear axle, the retardedness reaches a whole new level when they print the following and deem the GT to be a superior ride over that of the 6.2L SS:
We wish Porsche had supplied the steering. Shades of Camaros past are evident in the slightly overboosted and overinsulated wheel.
The stiff, insulated structure soaks up engine vibes and tire moaning, but the rear end discombobulates and dances while accelerating over rough pavement.
We can only assume ‘the stiff, insulated structure’ they’re referring to, to be the over-rated ‘discombobulated’ C&D journalist behind the wheel, as the descriptive handling from the rear of the bowtie seems more fitting for that of a solid rear axle and not that of the best modern muscle car on the road, that just so happens to share its 4.5 multi-link rear suspension system with the Cadillac CTS.
One would have to find the fact Ford’s OEM stock braking system proved to be superior to that of the Brembo equipped set-up on the SS offering somewhat impressive, never mind the performance preference for the antiquated 4.6L 315hp V8 (which coincidently delivers performance numbers closer to that of direct injection 304hp V6 Camaro) over the 6.2L L99 in the SS.
As Ezra Dyer so aptly puts it with this opening line “It’s a curious habit of our culture: Once anything attains widespread popularity, there comes an inevitable backlash of criticism and negativity.”, C&D and others out there succumb to the spite spewed out there by those who can’t stand to see things other than the way they would have it. When the Camaro proved to be the real deal, a leader here to stay, an attention grabber at every turn, and probably most bugging to the hecklers – Wanted, there were, and always will be, those who will just want to disagree with logic and discredit anything contrary to their views. You only have to look at our liberal-ass government and there approach to health care reform to see this in action
Yes, it’s no secret I’m a huge fan of the Camaro, but I’m a huge fan of cars, I was just as excited to see the release of the 2005 Mustang as I was the 2010 Camaro, because for me it is about what these cars represent, and simply put, until we see the return of the 5.0, the GT can not compete! For the spazmoids out there blessed to make a living reviewing cars to offer up such tainted diarrhea to the contrary to maintain industry relationships/favoritism or whatever is ridiculous, and an insult to the industry. This is why I rarely dirty my fingers with a glance through the pages of Car & Driver.
Rant inspired by Ezra Dyers article at NYTimes