The debate began before we even got on the plane for Willow Springs International Raceway in California. Mustang vs. Camaro. But unlike many car guys, we maintained opened minds. Editor-in-Chief Mike Austin and Senior Editor Greg Migliore are among the few who don't have died-in-the-wool loyalties to either car. It's part of the job, in fact, to stay neutral.
On a sunny morning, we arrived at Willow's Horse Thief Mile, a twisty 1-mile course with plenty of elevation changes and a spectacular view of the surrounding vistas. Our steeds: A red Mustang GT and a blue Camaro SS. Both V8s with six-speed manual transmissions. Two days of comparison ensued. When we weren't driving, we were arguing. Threats were made.
Finally, cooler heads (the producers) prevailed and we reached a verdict. The 2016 Mustang and Camaro are the best they've ever been ( do your own comparison here). They're modern, powerful, well-engineered muscle cars. No other country makes something quite like this – and does it this well. Chevy and Ford both win in this sense. Watch the video to see who won our test.