Apparently, the impressive sales showed by the new Chevrolet Camaro are not so important for Ford. George Pipas, Ford’s sales analyst, said that the American manufacturer is not particularly concerned about the fact that the Chevrolet Camaro will outsell the Mustang this year for the first time since 1985.
“If that was important, we wouldn't have taken a shift off at Flat Rock,” the Michigan factory where Ford builds the Mustang.
For those who don’t know, through November, Ford sold 68,264 Mustangs,Chevy had sold 75,685 Camaros.
As you may know already, exactly one year ago, on December 28, 2009 Ford introduced the 2011 Mustang GT which received the all-new advanced 5.0-liter V-8 engine capable to deliver deliver 412 horsepower and 390 ft.-lb. of torque.
The new engine is fitted with Twin Independent Variable Camshaft Timing (Ti-VCT) and delivers a better fuel consumption. The engine is mated to a six-speed automatic transmission and delivers 25 mpg highway and 17 in the city.
The six-speed manual transmission delivers 24 mpg highway and 16 city. . This is up from 23 mpg highway and 17 city for the 2010 model. [via autonews - sub. required]