The Chevrolet Camaro is outshining its longtime rival, the Ford Mustang. Chevy's revived classic took the crown from Ford after the Mustang's 24-year long run as the top-selling sports car.
The Camaro has recently made its narrow win in 2010 into blowout by surpassing the Mustang in sales by 33 percent. It's also a point of pride for Chevy that the Ford muscle car is the most traded-in car for the newer Camaro convertible.
Despite the Mustang's "loyal" fan base, the Camaro continues becoming America's favorite sports car while it converts Ford owners into Chevy lovers.
"They have a huge, loyal base with the Mustang," John Fitzpatrick, the Camaro's marketing manager, said. "We are starting to chip away at that."
To capitalize on Ford's recent shortage of powerful V-6 engines, Chevy will soon offer the Camaro with a more powerful V-6 engine that averages 30 mpg on the highway while not downgrading its speed capabilities.
In early 2012, GM plans to roll out the Zl1, a 550-horsepower super-charged Camaro that will rival Ford's Shelby GT500 version of the Mustang.
Can't wait until then, then checkout Shia LaBeouf's super-charged "Bumblebee" Camaro in the upcoming "Transformers: Dark of the Moon" movie.
Transformers hyped the new-design Camaro in its first film before the car was even on the market, maybe it will spark even more record-breaking sales.
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