The rivalry between the Ford Mustang and Chevy Camaro hasn't been this heated since the late '60s. If you haven't been following, the Mustang currently holds the horsepower advantage over the Camaro with its tire-shredding 550-hp 2011 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 model. But the balance of power is about to shift, as details emerge about the upcoming 2012 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1.
2010 Ford Mustang Completely redesigned, better handling, more power. By Jim McCraw Overview The Ford Mustang is all-new for 2010. Everything but the roof on the 2010 Mustang is new. And it's all good, all improved over the superb 2004-2009 version of America's pony car. We found the 2010 Mustangs quieter and more refined than the previous models. More important, the 2010 Mustang GT is an absolute blast to drive, quick off the mark
2011 Ford Mustang More power, more refinement. By New Car Test Drive Overview The Ford Mustang just keeps getting better. After a redesign for 2010, the 2011 Mustang gets two new engines, as well as new transmissions and improvements to ride, handling, and noise. So the 2011 Mustang represents a significant improvement over the superb 2010 edition of America's pony car, which was a large improvement over the 2004-2009 models, which was a major
The 2011 Ford Mustang V6 didn't receive many changes from the 2010 model year on the outside or inside but under the hood the new base model pony car got the power it needed to keep up with the rest of the market. The 4.0L engine from the 2005-2010 models has been removed in place of a more powerful and more fuel efficient 3.7L version of the Duratech V6. The 2011 Mustang V6 offers 305
Sports car aficionados know it just got more interesting with the 2010 Ford Mustang versus 2010 Chevrolet Camaro showdown. Both cars have ardent followings, and both have been automotive icons and erstwhile competitors for years. In fact, mention "muscle car" and the immediate nameplates and models that come to mind are Ford Mustang and Chevrolet Camaro. But which is best for this model year? Let's examine the facts before drawing any conclusions.Powertrains Plus Performance In
Due to go on sale this spring, the next Ford Shelby GT500 benefits from lessons learned from the ultra high-performance 2008-2009 Ford GT500KR. The next GT500 will also be improved inside thanks to interior developments applied to the updated base models. It'll come in coupe and a convertible versions.The 2010 Shelby GT500 was developed by Ford's Special Vehicles Team (SVT) in consultation with race car legend Carroll Shelby. The GT500KR's influence starts with the 32-valve,
The Ford Mustang has introduced a great many now-famous engines throughout its long history, but none have had the following of the 5.0L V8. The "five-o", as it is affectionately known, disappeared from the Mustang lineup after 1995 as the new modular 4.6L V8 took its place. Many believe the 5.0 may return in the 2011 Ford Mustang.
Ford hasn't been particularly forthcoming with the public about what engine options will be present for the 2011 Mustang. Rumors based on comments from a variety of Ford management members, including Bill Ford Jr., would lead us to believe that at some point in the near future the Mustang will be powered by a 3.7L V6 and a new 5.0L V8. The base model will likely offer the Duratec 3.7L V6, similar to what is
After comparing the 2010 Mustang GT against the 2010 Dodge Challenger, people may stop thinking of Dodge as: "Oh yeah, the car Al Bundy drives!" "Married with Children" stopped making new episodes years ago, yet the reaction that all too many people have toward Dodge is a negative one . This is regrettable because Dodge has turned out a few sweet vehicles since that sitcom stopped being made; the impressive new 2010 Dodge Challenger for
ExteriorFord was able to redesign the 2010 Mustang lineup to give it a far more aggressive look and many of those styling cues extend into the 2010 Shelby GT500. Ford also shaved 20 lbs off the 2010 Mustang Shelby GT500 compared to the 2009 Mustang. The weight has dropped from 3,944 to 3,924 lbs, giving the 2010 models a power to weight ratio of 7.26 lbs per horsepower compared to the 7.88lbs/hp of the previous
The 2010 Ford Mustang galloped into the public eye with an aggressive new appearance, but the 2010 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 has received mechanical improvements to make this new Cobra better than the last.EngineWhen the Shelby GT500 moniker returned to the Ford Mustang in 2007 with 500 horsepower, it was the most powerful production Mustang ever sold, and the 2010 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 builds on that. The Ford Mustang Shelby GT500's 5.4L Dual Over
Ford Mustang GT and Chevrolet Camaro: if you were asked to name two American musclecars, chances are they would be the first two out of your mouth. In the current climate, there are as many reasons as you can think of for buying Ford, Chevrolet, or anything American. First, it helps an economy that pretty desperately needs it right now. Second, it could very well help your own personal economy as US cars are a