We share a common language, a deep pop-cultural connection and the stormy heritage of two petulant brothers, but Yanks and Brits don't always see eye-to-eye on cars. No doubt we've got a lot invested in mega horsepower machines that can devour ribbons of interstate. But can we build sports cars a European could love?

That's the question Chris Harris set out to answer in his recent track comparo of the Mustang Shelby GT500 and Camaro ZL1. Many sub-questions to answer. How will someone trained on BMWs and Porsches adapt to the Mustang's live rear axle and stupid amounts of horsepower? Can the Camaro's more refined chassis gear overcome its deficit in thrust? Will the Hot Wheels paint schemes ultimately break Harris's will?

Let's find out, shall we?