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While compared with the high horsepower cars of the late 1960s or today's modern muscle these muscle offerings from 1985 might seem a little tame, they were the most impressive performers that had rolled out of Detroit in sometime.
At today's "Camaro Homecoming event" in Oshawa, Canada, Al Oppenheiser from the Chevy Camaro team told folks that the Chevy Camaro ZL1 will come with an automatic transmission as an option. No word yet from Chevy's communications team.
The V6 pony-car battle rages anew, as the hairdressers square off with their shears. (Kidding!) The V6 Camaro gets another power bump, this time a real one. Seems that SAE technicality wasn't enough to put that Mustang issue to bed.
For the first time since 1985, the Chevy Camaro outsold the Ford Mustang over an entire year, with 81,371 buyers to the Mustang's 73,716. It's a great day not just for muscle cars, but for America. Here's why.
George Pipas, Ford's sales analyst, told a group of reporters this week the automaker isn't concerned that the Chevrolet Camaro will outsell the Mustang this year for the first time since 1985.
Closely chasing Evolution Performance's eight second Mustang is Lingenfelter Performance's LS9-powered 2010 Camaro. Their six-speed Camaro is consistently running low nine-second quarter miles and, judging by this video, they're well on their way to an eight-second run.
Buy one of 100 special "Deep Bordeaux" Neiman Marcus Edition 2011 Chevrolet Camaro Convertibles for just $75,000. Pardon us while we gag. [GM]
Ford's tire-shredding 2011 Shelby GT500 drops its Virginia International Raceway lap time nine seconds in this video after dropping 120 pounds with a new aluminum block on its 550-hp supercharged V8.
Some publications do burnouts with V6-engined Mustangs. Not that there's anything wrong with that, but we're not like those kind of publications. Instead, we've got this — the first burnout of a 2011 Ford Mustang GT. The 5.0 is back!
Doting parents decided to surprise their son Shane with a yellow and black Camaro SS for his 16th birthday. The dad says he wants to teach Shane to drive properly rather than just assume he won't hoon a slow car.
In an effort to save money, Ford says all future platforms must be global. But what of the Mustang and its all-American RWD coupeiness? Motor Trend's being optimistic about its fate and says the next version could even go global.