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.