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A raft of new engines has helped Ford‘s Mustang leapfrog the Chevrolet Camaro in the pony car sales race, the first victory for the Blue Oval since the Camaro’s release last summer. Ford managed to sell 10,225 Mustangs, while Chevy only moved 8,931 ‘Maros in the month of May.
While most critics considered the Mustang to be dynamically superior, the Camaro was always a favorite with consumers due to the big power and aggressive styling. Now that Ford has leveled the playing field with their 3.7L V6 and the nostalgia-evoking 5.0L V8, the Mustang has the chops to take on the Camaro, and consumers are noticing.