“With lower weight, higher power, more gears, and greater grip, the Camaro walked all over the Mustang in our performance testing.”
That’s a brief excerpt from the latest comparison test involving the all-new 2016 Chevrolet Camaro SS and the 2016 Ford Mustang GT from Car and Driver. And, it really sums up the overall tone of the comparison.
While the 2016 Camaro was pegged for its downright dumb ergonomics (why is the cellphone charging station in the rear?) the performance really took home the win here.
Extra power, a more tout chassis and overall greater precision help make the 2016 Camaro look like an all-star compared to the 2016 Mustang. The latest ranking follows quite a few accolades for the Camaro, too. Motor Trend named it a victor over the same 2016 Mustang, and the sixth-generation muscle coupe took home the coveted MT Car of the Year award.
One thing rings true through it all, though. The 2016 Camaro is not just a pony car anymore. It’s a sports car that happens to play on the long-standing heritage of stonkin’ V8s and straight line performance. This one just happens to corner and handle really well, too.