Pairing up the new 2012 Camaro ZL1 against Nissan’s mighty GT-R is the equivalent of bringing a knife to a gun fight. I mean sure, there is a chance that you could get lucky, but those odds are pretty slim, so the best bet would simply be not to accept the challenge in the first place. There is no question that Chevy’s new super mullet is a pure animal. It’s got 580 hp, performance traction management and enough testosterone to impregnate the state of Texas. However at days end the Camaro is still a muscle car, which means it has muscle car DNA, which means it was never meant to take on the likes of the GT-R. Yes it’s fast and to date there is no question that its probably the most well sorted production muscle car ever built. However the Nissan GT-R is a super car that was built to take on the world’s best and because of this the competition was over before it even began.