2011 Camaro SS Convertible vs. 2011 Mustang GT Convertible

2011 Ford Mustang GT races 2011 Chevy Camaro SS

With the new 2011 Chevrolet Camaro Convertible set to hit showrooms later this month Motor Trend put it through the paces to see stacks up against competition. The new Camaro SS lines up against the 2011 Mustang GT to see which pony car can shed its top the quickest in this 1/4 mile drag race. Continue reading

Dodge Challenger and Ford Mustang make NASCAR debuts at Daytona

The return of the Dodge Challenger to the race track at Daytona International Speedway was three years in the making, according to the raw calculations of Ralph Gilles, president and CEO of the company that produces the car.

But it’s actually been much longer than that between stints on the Daytona track for the Challenger, which last graced the 2.5-mile superspeedway in the 1980s in what was then known as the Busch Series as well as the Late Model Sportsman series.

“As a car maker, we are happy. For us, it’s the return of Challenger,” Gilles said. “We have been absent almost two decades from racing.”

The return actually occurred Wednesday when five Dodge Challengers were among the 36 “new” Nationwide cars that tested Wednesday at Daytona. But it won’t become official until Friday night when the Challengers — as well as seven Ford Mustangs that will be entirely new to the series — race against each other and all other comers in the Subway Jalapeno 250.

“We haven’t had a lot of time on the track, but so far it’s really cool to drive,” Brad Keselowski said of the Challenger. “We ran a bunch of laps and seem to be really fast.”

Keselowski’s teammate at Penske Racing, Justin Allgaier, was the fastest of those behind the wheel in the new Dodges. His top lap time of 48.280 seconds, which translated to 186.413 mph, ranked 12th overall on the practice speed chart. Continue reading

Ford Mustang out paces Chevrolet Camaro in June

2010 Ford Mustang & Chevrolet Camaro burnout
For the second time in as many months the new 5.0L power Mustang has outpaced the Chevrolet Camaro on its way to becoming the best selling sports car in America. The Mustang’s sales numbers increased nearly 18% to 8,974 units, while the Camaro slipped 19% to 7,540. Continue reading

Muscle cars battle for top position atop AutoTrader’s new car list

Ford decision to put the legendary 5.0 liter engine back in the 2011 Mustang GT is finnaly paying off. The Mustang wrestled away the top spot on AutoTrader’s new car list for the first time since the Chevrolet reintroduce the Camaro last year. Since may of 2009 the Camaro had reigned supreme on both AutoTrader’s board and dealership lots. Continue reading