Flashback: Shelby GT500 picks on Camaro SS

Getting’ a little old school now, or at least just slightly older than usual. Back in the heady days of 2009, the American muscle cars were back, the Camaro SS was hot as hell, Motor Trend had just discovered the Internet, and this video is a result of all those elements.

So, here’s a drag race: where the 500-horsepower Shelby GT500 could out-drag the then-fastest Camaro at the time, with 426 horsepower. This was before any inkling of the horsepower wars to come.

Hence, “crushing it,” bro. But give it three years and it’s all factory-tuned specials like the ZL1 and Boss 302 grabbing the headlines. The rest, of course, is history.