Ford vs Chevy. The debate over which brand reigns supreme has raged on between loyalists of each for decades. While both are successful American automotive companies, there has always been a line drawn in the sand between the two sets of fans. You are either a “Ford guy” or a “Chevy guy” – there is no crossing over.
One of the greatest battles between the two brands when it comes to specific models has to be between the Mustang and Camaro. And it is about to hit a new level in 2016. While I may be a little out ahead of this one, I can already see the 2016 Ford Mustang GT500 vs 2016 Chevy Camaro ZL1 being one for the ages. Let me explain.
The Mustang was just redesigned for the 2015 model year, and the Camaro is heading for a redesign in 2016. With the dust barely settling from the 2015 Mustang unveiling, the brand has already announced the return of the Mustang GT350 in 2016. While there is no doubt it’s an awesome vehicle, the GT350 won’t be able to keep up with the Camaro ZL1. No, that task is designated for the Shelby GT500. While not yet announced, there are strong odds on the 2016 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 becoming a reality.
Knowing that, Chevrolet is no doubt getting its ducks in a row for the redesigned version of the ZL1. Being that the last GT500 smoked the ZL1 in numerous key areas, I would expect Chevy to come guns blazing in the next round. Being significantly outdone by the GT500 in horsepower, top speed, quarter-mile time, and even efficiency couldn’t have sat well with the folks at the bowtie brand.
Ford Mustang GT500 vs Chevy Camaro ZL1
2014 Mustang GT500
2015 Camaro ZL1
So while spy shots have already surfaced of the new Camaro – and even what is proposed to be the next GT500 – what I really want to know is not only what is underneath the secretive padding, but what awesomeness lies under the hood of these next generation pony cars.
Sure, the buzz this week has been all about the Shelby GT350. But it won’t be long until the anticipation begins to ramp up for the ultimate Chevy vs. Ford fight in 2016.
Cue Bart Scott: CAN’T WAIT.