The 2018 Ford Mustang GT will do its best to square up against the sixth-generation Chevrolet Camaro. In recent years, the Mustang GT has fallen short of the Camaro in a handful of performance-related areas. However, 2018 brings more power, new looks, and now, stickier rubber for the Mustang GT.
Specifically, the 2018 Mustang GT’s Performance Pack will include a set of Michelin Pilot 4S tires after Ford said so long to the Pirelli’s P Zero as its OEM high-performance tire choice. According to Ford Authority, the automaker tuned the tires to work with the Mustang GT’s handling characteristics for greater grip in wet and dry conditions. Ford says the tires also reduce braking distances.
Meanwhile, the 2017 Chevrolet Camaro SS soldiers on with its exclusive Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 3 RunOnFlat tires. Chevrolet tested the tires alongside the sixth-generation Camaro during its development at the Nürburgring and other various race tracks around the world.
It will be interesting to see how Chevrolet responds to Ford’s updates to the Mustang GT. One thing is becoming more clear, however, Chevrolet seriously needs a more affordable V8-trimmed Camaro, and it’s working to address that.