• Apr 19, 2011
2010 Chevrolet Camaro SS – Click above for high-res image gallery

The 2011 Chevrolet Camaro is still outselling the Ford Mustang, netting 19,972 sales through March compared to the Mustang's 15,419. Both cars handily outsold the Dodge Challenger, which itself is selling fairly well with 9,742 units through the same period. This is the second year running (well, so far this year at least) that the Camaro has managed stronger sales figures than the Mustang, having overtaken it last year for the first time since 1985.

GM figures the Camaro's success could be attributable to its relative newness in the pony car stable, having debuted in 2009. The Mustang has only undergone slight changes to its outward appearance since its 2004 redesign, though it's been kept well freshened in the engine bay. To help boost Camaro sales, Chevrolet says the V6 will get an 11-horsepower bump by this summer, taking the base Camaro to a total of 323 horsepower.

With such a big sales head start, it seems unlikely the Camaro will be caught before the end of the year, despite Ford's revised powertrain options for 2011 and the limited-production Mustang Boss 302 hitting dealerships soon.



Photos copyright ©2011 Drew Phillips / AOL

[Source: The Detroit Free Press]


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      simianspeedster
      • 3 Years Ago
      It must be regional. In SoCal, I see 4 new Mustangs for every one new Camaro, but then again, the convertible Camaro (which I've seen a few of lately) is just starting to arrive in numbers.
      Frank
      • 3 Years Ago
      The fanboi's are gonna love this!
      BimmerFerret
      • 3 Years Ago
      323HP in a V6? Wow, just wow. We have come really far in the last 10 years. Remember back when 200 HP in a V8 was considered good? Wasn't too long ago when a 2004 GT with 260HP was considered "powerful"
      Julius
      • 3 Years Ago
      Interesting to see the sales fight - and the fact that the V6 is getting power numbers that were in the exclusive range of V8's a decade ago only goes to show that true competition improves the breed. What I'm more surprised about is that the Mustang with the new 5.0 and V6 aren't getting better sales numbers.
      another Dan
      • 3 Years Ago
      82.4 hp/L for the DOHC Mustang GT vs. 68.7 hp/L for the OHV Chevrolet Camaro -- I'll take the 'Stang.
      Nelson
      • 3 Years Ago
      True story: one of my friends wants a Boss 302, my other buddy wants to get a Camaro, and me myself? Going for the new Charger SRT. We're going to have some lively discussions in the future, and possibly become bitter rivals once all is said and done.
        You guy
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Nelson
        The 302 will be the best canyon carver, the Camaro will be the best daily driver, and the Charger will be the best road tripper. Thats how I see it shaking out.
      Roderick's
      • 3 Years Ago
      the camaro is like driving a casket, ask an owner after driving it for a year and they are ready to move it on, ugly ride.
      • 3 Years Ago
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        Frank
        • 3 Years Ago
        And your a FANBOI. Boy, I'm I sick of you TROLLS! Mustang might not look like the Camaro, but it beats it on the track. Don't deny it. You mad Brah!
        WillieD
        • 3 Years Ago
        GMFanBoi, is that you?
      mikemaj82
      • 3 Years Ago
      of course it's selling more, it's the better choice. It just looks a hell of a lot better than the Mustang, and it's more reliable and not Found On Road Dead. And the people claiming "fanboi"'s are idiots. Those are all sales right there, duh.
      Joe Carter
      • 3 Years Ago
      Of course the Camaro is going to out sell the Mustang and Challenger. It got brought back two years ago so everybody wants one. I think it's hideous. Besides when a 5.0 with less power can eat a 6.2 with more power, that says a lot.
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