Ford doesn’t care if Camaro will outsell the Mustang this year

2011 Ford Mustang / 2011 Chevrolet Camaro

The Chevrolet Camaro and Ford Mustang sales war has been going on ever since the new Chevrolet Camaro made its comeback. Through Nov., Ford sold a total of 68,264 Mustangs, while Chevrolet sold 75,685 units of the Camaro. So is Ford worried?

Nor particularly. Ford’s sales analyst George Pipas said that the company isn’t concerned with the Chevrolet Camaro outselling the Mustang for the first time since 1985.

“If that was important, we wouldn’t have taken a shift off at Flat Rock,” the Michigan factory that builds the Mustang, he said.

If we were Ford, we’d be just a little worried since the Chevrolet Camaro is outselling the Mustang without having a convertible or a Shelby GT500 competitor on the market. The 2011 Chevrolet Camaro Convertible will go on sale in February with prices starting around $30,000. The Chevrolet Camaro Z28, a competitor to the Ford Shelby GT500, is due at the end of next year.

Refresher: The 2011 Chevrolet Camaro Convertible is available in two trim levels including LT and SS. The 2011 Camaro Convertible LT is powered by a 3.6L direct-injection V6 engine that produces 312-hp and 278 lb-ft of torque. The Camaro Convertible SS models is offered with two 6.2L V8 powertrain choices including the L99 on automatic-equipped vehicles and the LS3 on manual-equipped models The L99 engine produces 400-hp and a maximum torque of 410 lb-ft while the LS3 makes 426-hp and 420 lb-ft of torque. Prices start around $30,000.

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– By: Omar Rana

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