All reviews so far are really tremendous, heads and shoulders above the Mustang and Challenger.
But then again, let me develop a product without having to concern myself with trivialities like having to work within my business' resources, give me a $14B tailwind and THEN tell me I won't ever have to pay it back, and I can pretty-much guarantee you I'd produce the hottest muscle car Amercia's seen in 30 years. (I'll even toss in the successor to the 787 to boot).
It's not so much that Chevy's designs still look more like caricatures than form-follows-function elegance; I just can't bring myself to buy any vehicle from a company to whom I have personally (and against my will) been forced to pay almost as much as the dealer who happened to sell me an actual car made in profit.
Indeed they have been. I still expect more from them and that doesn't count the out of the gate recall that put a bunch of these on flatbed trucks.
Here's what doesn't sit as well with me regarding the Camaro. I'm aware that it's a purpose built machine. That purpose is to give Chevy fans something faster than a Mustang to drive around in. The numbers don't lie either. The Camaro has way more power and a better drive train than the Mustang and thanks to that awesome power the Camaro... goes a little bit faster. The Mustang has always managed to keep up with less power and technology while at the same time costing less. To me success isn't measured in inches and seconds it's measured in miles and minutes. Which brings me to my point. For all that firepower and engineering I feel that it's not that much better (if at all) than the Mustang. It's a well known fact that the Mustang can out handle the Camaro (with the track pack of course) and will always be at its bumper. The way I see it the Mustang and the Camaro just arrived at a party within seconds of each other or to be more specific 10ths of a second. The Camaro walked through the door first but they both pretty much got there at the same time.
All that leaves us with are the looks since the Mustang's power deficit isn't much of a deficit. I like the latest Mustang. I also like the Camaro and am very pleased that it looks nothing like the abominations from the 80's and 90's. Still if I was given a choice between the two I'd take the Mustang.