Camaro vs. Mustang – the battle is on

The awesome battle between the Mustang and Camaro is in full swing and has not been this competitive for a long, long time. In 2009 the Stang’ outsold the Camaro and this year in 2010 the Camaro has the lead. But wait, hold on there Camaro fans as Ford has launched the 2011 Mustang with new and improved engines and in May the Mustang came out on top.

We’ll stay on this testosterone fueled race to the finish line in 2010. Also, Once the convertible Camaro is unleashed in the coming years this will only get better!

From the Detroit Free Press:

It’s Camaro versus Mustang, and the fight is on like Beatles versus Stones.

But unlike the tired brouhahas the baby boom insists on revisiting — do we really need to debate Vietnam, women’s rights or the Voting Rights Act ever again? — the pony car battle is as relevant as last month’s sales report and Ford and GM’s next quarterly earnings. Thoroughly modern versions of the two ’60s icons are selling fast and fueling optimism at the automakers.

It might as well be the summer of love again. The Ford Mustang and Chevrolet Camaro have fired the imaginations of drivers, and car buffs are partying like it’s 1968.

Read the full article here.

  

Ford Mustang GT Gets Best-In-Class

Orders for the 2011 Mustangs are going to be strong and when you look at the improvements in drivetrain it’s easy to see why this is where ford wants to be! 2011 Mustang V-6 Engine Pumps 305 HP, Gets 30 MPG and 2011 Mustang GT gets a new six-speed transmission and Ford’s Twin Independent Variable Camshaft Timing (Ti-VCT) and it gets 17/26 mpg (city/highway) with the automatic and 18/25 mpg with the manual. These are real numbers in an incredibly priced sports car. Gotta love the renewed wars between the Stang and Camaro.

Again, The consumer is the real winner here!

From AutoGuide.com:

Not only does Ford’s new 5.0-liter V8 for the 2011 Mustang GT make incredible amounts of horsepower, but it also achieves best-in-class fuel economy. Thanks in part to a new six-speed transmission and Ford’s Twin Independent Variable Camshaft Timing (Ti-VCT), it gets 17/26 mpg (city/highway) with the automatic and 18/25 mpg with the manual. This is an improvement over the 15/22 mpg (auto) and 15/23 (manual) rating for the old 4.6-liter V8, while delivering almost 100 more horsepower. The V6 Mustang also gets a class-best rating of 19/31 mpg (automatic)

In comparison, the new 2011 Mustang GT edges out the Camaro SS which has a rating of 16/25 mpg with the auto and 16/24 mpg with the automatic.

Read the full article here.

  

New engine for 2011 Mustang will be built in Ohio

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The pony car wars are heating up! The Camaro has been outselling the Mustang recently, but the new 2011 Mustang will be getting a nice engine upgrade from Ford’s Brook Park plant in Ohio.

Ford Motor Co. will make a new 3.7-liter V-6 engine for the popular Mustang sports car at Cleveland Engine Plant No. 1 in Brook Park next year, replacing an engine built in Germany.

The new engine, similar to one built in Lima for use in the Lincoln MKS luxury car, should go into production next year to be ready for 2011 Mustang production, said Mark Payne, vice president of the United Auto Workers Local 1250 in Brook Park.

Ford says the new engine will be more fuel-efficient and more powerful than the 4-liter V-6 it replaces. That engine, built in Cologne, Germany, produces 210 horsepower and gets 26 mpg on the highway. The upcoming 3.7-liter engine produces 305 horsepower and should get up to 30 mpg on the highway. Those power numbers are only a little bit shy of the 4.6-liter V-8 now offered in the Mustang.

“Mustang is completely transformed with this new engine,” Ford product development chief Derrick Kuzak said in a news release. “Everything people love about the car is still there, and now under the hood is a V-6 engine that uses premium technology to deliver the power, the feel, the fuel efficiency, even the sound of the best sports coupes in the world.”

Ford will showcase the 2011 Mustang this week at the Los Angeles Auto Show.

  

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