Poll: Ford Mustang GT or Chevrolet Camaro SS?
Well, even if you can’t make up your mind you should totally vote in our latest poll. Would you do us a solid and just click on one of the cars below?
Anyway, let’s start with the Ford, which, back in the day, was introduced a couple years before its bow-tie rival. In non-special-edition trim the Mustang is available with three different engines ranging from a base V6 to an EcoBoost four-cylinder to a fire-breathing 5.0-liter V8.
And that last option is the one you really want. It delivers 435 horses and 400 lb-ft of torque, stout numbers to be certain. Power is sent to the ‘Stang’s rear tires through either a manual or automatic transmission, both of which have six ratios.
Likewise, Chevy’s offering is available with three different engines. The base unit is a turbo four, but stepping up from there you can also get a muscular V6. However, like in the Ford, the premiere engine has two banks of four cylinders.
“Special” models notwithstanding, the Camaro’s top powertrain offering is a 6.2-liter small block V8. With features like variable valve timing and direct fuel injection it puts out some pretty heroic numbers, 455 units of both horsepower and torque. A six-speed manual gearbox is on the menu, as is a technologically advanced eight-ratio automatic.
So, there you go, that covers the important basics about each of these legendary performance cars. Have you made up your mind yet? Can you pick a favorite? If so, please vote down below and let your voice be heard! If not, you can compare them here and learn even more about each one.
Born and raised in metro Detroit, Craig was steeped in mechanics from childhood. He feels as much at home with a wrench or welding gun in his hand as he does behind the wheel or in front of a camera. Putting his Bachelor's Degree in Journalism to good use, he's always pumping out videos, reviews, and features for AutoGuide.com. When the workday is over, he can be found out driving his fully restored 1936 Ford V8 sedan. Craig has covered the automotive industry full time for more than 10 years and is a member of the Automotive Press Association (APA) and Midwest Automotive Media Association (MAMA).
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