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Motor Trend Has Been Known To Favor The Chevrolet Over The Ford In Recent Years

Camaro vs Mustang

The sixth-generation Chevrolet Camaro, in a lot of ways, seems to have been built for the editors of Motor Trend Magazine. This is because the Chevy seems to take away victories in various driving comparison tests against whatever the outlet cares to throw at it. Even more exclusive vehicles like the F80 BMW M3 gets knocked out and overwhelmed by the Camaro’s speed and power. And when history looks back at the sixth-generation Chevrolet pony car, it’s likely that it will be remembered as a world-class road course performer, even if the market didn’t seem to love it as much as the larger, more grand touring oriented fifth-generation Camaro.

The embedded video shows the sixth-generation Camaro doing what it does best. But before even getting to that point, former Motor Trend H2H host Carlos Lago opines on the 2015 Ford Mustang GT Performance Pack versus the pervious generation 2015 Chevrolet Camaro SS 1LE. Even then, the Motor Trend says the then-aging Camaro is more fun to drive than the then-new Mustang, despite being bigger, heavier, and less refined inside. Then at about the halfway point comes the fifth-generation Camaro Z/28 versus the S550 Mustang GT350R and its carbon fiber wheels. Both of these vehicles are the most smile-inducing variants of each American icon, if you ask us, and is probably the best part of the whole 14-plus minute video.

Then comes the 2018 Ford Mustang GT versus the 2018 Camaro SS. And with the opening sequence of a burnout, host Jethro Bovington probably best sums thing up with the following sentence:

“The serious test numbers say it trails the Camaro, but by pony car rules, it keeps on hitting the Bullseye.”

True? Depends who you ask. However, if sales are any indication, the mighty Mustang has held its place as the sales leader in the pony car wars since the sixth-generation Camaro launched. By that metric, Motor Trend makes a point.

Written by Manoli Katakis

Muscle Cars & Trucks was founded by Manoli Katakis - an automotive media veteran that has been covering the latest car news since 2009. His journalism has uncovered dozens of major product changes, updates, plans, and cancellations long before automakers were ready to make things official.

Some highlights over the years of his reporting include the uncovering of the Zora trademark before anybody else reported on the coming of a mid-engine Corvette, as well as the dead-accurate reporting of the coming of the Chevrolet Colorado ZR2, two years before it hit the market, and even before the debut of the concept vehicle. This type of reporting has immediately continued here, with reports of the original seventh-generation Camaro plans being shelved, as well as what's in store for the Chevrolet Silverado.

Some of his work can be found on massive automotive media outlets, such as Motor1. He also has been a guest on the 910AM Radio Station with Detroit News auto critic Henry Payne, as well as the enthusiast-oriented Camaro Show podcast.

Over the years, Manoli has interviewed various automotive industry titans, leaders, and people that make things happen otherwise. These include figureheads such as GM CEO Mary Barra, GM President Mark Reuss, automotive aftermarket icon Ken Lingenfelter, Dodge firebrand Tim Kuniskis, along with various chief engineers of vehicles such as the Ford F-150 & Mustang, Chevrolet Camaro & Corvette, and many more.

At MC&T, Manoli is taking his journalism expertise, deeply planted sources, driving abilities, and automotive industry knowledge to new levels, covering more vehicles and brands than ever before. This is the place where you will continue to read groundbreaking stories about American performance vehicles, pickup trucks, and sport utility vehicles. Here is where you’ll also read insights and quotes from various automotive subject matter experts on the latest relevant products, as well as some of the latest official news from their manufacturers.

Fun facts: he also once beat Corvette Racing driver Tommy Milner in an autocross with a Chevrolet Bolt EV. The biggest vehicle he’s ever driven is a John Deere mining truck. Besides a go-kart, the smallest vehicle he’s driven has been a Hyundai i10. He’s also spent time in the cockpit of various American performance vehicle icons, including the fifth-generation Chevrolet Camaro Z/28, Dodge Challenger Demon, and Ford Mustang GT350R. He has reviewed dozens of trucks, SUVs, and performance vehicles over the years.

One of his favorite new vehicles on the market today happens to be the Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Bison. He is also a card carrying member of the Sports Car Club of America, and regularly participates in Detroit Region autocross events.

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