2011 Camaro Bests Mustang in Horsepower War

More in the Camaro vs Mustang wars. Now the word is that the 2011 Camaro will best the Mustang with 312 hp in the V-6. The saga continues!

From theDetroitBureau.com:

It looks like engineers at General Motors have caught Ford napping once again as the 2011 Camaro DOHC V6 engine is now rated at 312 horsepower at 6500 rpm, and 278 lb-ft of torque at 5100 rpm. That’s a lucky seven horsepower more than Mustangs brand new V6.

Camaro fuel economy numbers haven’t been released yet, but last year the GM V6 delivered 304 horsepower and 273 lb.-ft. of torque, and returned up to 29 mpg on the highway, but only 17 mpg in the city. (Click Here for First Look: 2010 Camaro Synergy Special Edition )

“The 304 horsepower in the 2010 Camaro was actually a conservative rating on our end,” said Tom Sutter, GM V-6 chief engineer. “But we knew already that this award-winning engine produced at least the amount of power we stated, but now we’ve gone the extra step in certifying the engine for this application and have verified an additional eight horsepower.”

Read the full article here.


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