Side-by-side comparo: Camaro vs. Santa’s sleigh

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Side-by-side comparo: Camaro vs. Santa’s sleigh | ClassicCars.com

Here’s some Night Before Christmas whimsy, courtesy of the folks at GM Parts Center, who provided this side-by-side comparison of the 2018 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE and the sleigh that carries Santa Claus on his present delivery flight.

“What could we compare to the new Camaro ZL1 1LE?” asked Matt Mylan, director at GMPartsCenter.net. “It’s the most affordable track car available, putting cars that cost two or three times as much to shame. If we’re going to compare it to any machine, that machine has to be amazing. Santa’s Sleigh definitely qualifies.”

Side-by-side comparo: Camaro vs. Santa’s sleigh | ClassicCars.com

“Santa was not available to share the stats on the latest sleigh model in use, so we made some guestimations,” the GM Parts folks reported, adding that, for example, “you might be surprised by the curb weight of Santa’s Sleigh. We just know curb weight has to be giant given the size of Santa’s belly and all those gifts.”

On the other hand, not even the ZL1 can match the sleigh’s estimated 0 to 60 time of 1/32 of a millisecond or the top speed of 2.3 million mph it would have to reach to complete its delivery schedule while carrying 65,000 tons of presents.

“Many folks may dream of waking up Christmas morning to a 2018 Chevy Camaro ZL1 1LE in their driveway, but the comparison suggests they might want to aspire to driving Santa’s sleigh instead,” the GM news release admitted.

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As Santa would put it: Ho! Ho! Ho!

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A former daily newspaper sports editor, Larry Edsall spent a dozen years as an editor at AutoWeek magazine before making the transition to writing for the web and becoming the author of more than 15 automotive books. In addition to being founding editor at ClassicCars.com, Larry has written for The New York Times and The Detroit News and was an adjunct honors professor at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University.

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