Chevrolet prepares Mustang Cobra Jet competitor
We’ve been watching the ping pong muscle car wars for years with either the Ford Mustang or the Chevrolet Camaro coming out on top every time. As true competitors, these two companies were able to stay abreast of the advances the other has made, resulting in similar lineups and no constant top dog.
In 2008, Ford muscled in an edge over Chevrolet with the release of the Mustang Cobra Jet, the only Ford model without a true Camaro competitor even in its limited production state. Now, in true competitive style, Chevrolet has announced plans for a high performance Camaro to compete with the Cobra Jet. The company is taking under consideration two options. The first is to strip down the portly showroom version of the Camaro and the second is to build a completely new car.
It is rumored that Chevrolet will unveil their new Camaro in November at the 2011 SEMA Show. Chances are the new Camaro will not be as light as the Cobra Jet so Chevrolet will have to come packing more heat under the hood to obtain the same performance numbers as the Ford model. Other elements should include upgraded drag-specific suspension, chassis, and brakes.
Ford may be winning the battle, but Chevrolet is now looking to win the war. Stay tuned for more details!