Originally Posted by The Stig
Perhaps you should look at some of your history again. In '93 the Camaro came with an LT1 while Ford was still making Fox bodys that were about a second slower in the 1/4. Ford didn't make a mustang that could keep up with the LT1 until '99. But by then the Camaro was coming with an LS1 and ford wouldn't have a mustang that Is faster until after the Camaro was discontinued. And even then the only mustangs that would run with LS1s were specialty cars that cost a lot more than the basic Z28. That is why a stock '98 Z28 is faster than a 2010 Mustang GT. Taking 12 years to beat a discontinued car isn't exactly competitive.
I agree with you guys, the new Camaro is pretty ugly and way to heavy. If I had to get a new muscle car I would be buying a Mustang.
Good post on facts.
But to Ford credit, GM (and Mopar) needs more displacement to achieve the same performance.
Look at the current picture with the 5.0... it takes the competition at least 6.0 to beat this thing.
DOHC, that's where it's at baby.
Back in 93 when the LT1 came out, Ford had already revived the muscle car theme with its 5.0 a few years before.
After that, they didn't try to be faster than GM since they kept small displacement mills and even went lower with the 4.6, lol. Smaller than a 289, ouch.
They went more for new tech and study market to see what bites then when that was determined, they got into performance again.
It's always been that way it seems... they come up with new tech, the others catch up and they change the game again.