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Recently Ford released its fuel economy numbers for the new V6-powered Mustang and in the process one-upped the Chevrolet Camaro in both the fuel-economy and engine output comparisons. But that isn’t likely to last for long.
John Fitzpatrick, Camaro and Corvette marketing manager, told Automobile Magazine that new numbers for the 2011 model year Camaro will be announced in a few weeks, hinting that Chevy will respond in kind. Currently the Camaro V6 makes 304-hp and gets 18/29 mpg (city/highway), while the new 3.7-liter V6 Mustang makes 305-hp and gets 19/31 mpg.
Eeking out a few extra horsepower certainly wouldn’t be hard and improved fuel economy is as easy as using different transmission gearing. However, might we suggest the best way to improve the Camaro’s fuel economy would be to put it on a diet.