Many of us have already
taken in Motor Trend’s May issue cover story in which an impatient MT staff pits Chevy’s Camaro
not due out until 2008 if at all, against the Ford Mustang
in a digital duel. The comparison occurred in a virtual
world created by a simulation program called CarSim
. While data on the
actually-in-existence Ford Mustang was easy to come by, editors from MT has to consult with GM
to cull information on
the 2009 Camaro to use in the simulation.
For those who find reading about the comparison a bit
one-dimensional, both CarSim
loaded up their websites with not only animations of the comparison, but also a mini-app called SurfAnim that allows
one to zoom, fly around and see the tests performed in slow-motion.
[Source: CarSim and Motor Trend]