The 2016 Chevrolet Camaro is currently quite busy taking names, titles and awards wherever it sees fit. It’s no doubt the Camaro team developed a winner with this sixth-generation car, and its cross town rival seems to have taken note.
If the Camaro SS’ numerous wins over both the GT and Shelby GT350 variant of Mustang haven’t grabbed Ford’s attention, the fact the upcoming 2017 Camaro 1LE, a mere performance package over the SS variant, is expected to outperform the GT350, and maybe even the GT350R, should have the Mustang team a bit worried.
Our sister publication, Ford Authority, has uncovered some juicy information from the Blue Oval: the next-generation Mustang has reportedly been pushed forward significantly to counter CamaroSix’s capabilities. The details state the production date for the next Mustang has been moved back from 2022 to 2020, a major jump in the realm of vehicle production.
It’s also rumored aluminum will play a major part in helping the Mustang drop a considerable amount of weight, something the 2016 Camaro accomplished in strides as it moved from the Zeta platform, to Alpha. Overall, if the rumors are indeed true, this current-generation Mustang would see an extremely compressed generation of only six years.
In the meantime, the Camaro team has only just begun the party, with ZL1, Z/28 and other variants under development.