Because Toyota Camrys don’t star in our adolescent fantasies any more than yours, the videos below feature none of them.
Instead, we get the perennial Mustang vs. Camaro update, this time via the lifestyle seekers at Automobile magazine. Senior editor Phil Floraday and professional hot shoe Alex Lloyd take the 2013 Shelby Mustang GT500 and Chevy Camaro ZL1 to GingerMan Raceway—the long way, across a couple of dragstrips first. The verdict? Lloyd says that the Camaro is “a real sports car,” though the extra power in the GT500 sure helps it out a lot.
We also sent Carlos Lago, maker of topical Avengers references, into the wilderness for Motor Trend’s Ignition, equipped with an Audi R8 and its 5.2-liter V-10 engine. “The most complete supercar on the road,” he says—meaning one that won’t set you on fire, or veer off Mulholland into some record producer’s infinity pool, but will still grant you a valet parking at your local Ed Hardy store because they valet people with Club Cards there, right? No, wait—the R8 deserves a far better fate than that. Here’s why.