Thursday, March 26, 2009

The big 3 - ITS ON!!!

2010 is going to be a big year for the three major outo makers in the U.S. Whats the big fuss about? The big three are going to be back on the road together once again! The all new and retro styled Mustang, Camaro, and Challenger are in high anticipation for the up coming year.

The Mustang is changing things up a little bit with mostly minor changes. But will that be enough to keep up with the all new 2010 Chevy Camaro and the new Dodge Challenger? The changes the mustang has in store are mostly minor, but significant changes. The overall frame and wheel base are the same. But the body panels are getting a make over. The front end is simply more aggressive and looks like its ready to run. While the back end has been tweaked to look more sleek as well. The interior seems to be more modern and higher quality. Also the suspension is going to be a lot tighter for better balance and feel around turns. These things plus a few more engine options available, such as the 5.0 litre and 3.8 litre eco boost engine, are going to be fords answer to the new Camaro and Challenger.

The all new Camaro has been anticipated for a few years now. Production has seemed to be pushed back and slow to a lot of people and a lot of people want to know what happened to it. Where is this new Camaro you people speak of!?! Its been forever and people are getting impatient! Well the word on the street is 2010 is the year, for real this time. Enough teasing and taunting that well know image of the new Camaro and get it on the road already!

The v8 has yet to be released to, but the v6 model has. The v6 model of the Camaro is going to be extremely impressive. The 3.6 litre engine they are using is the same direct injection engine offered in the Cadillac CTS and is sopposed to produce 305 horse power. Comparing the unfinished prototype interior of the v6 camaro to the interior of the Challenger, the Camaro's is more detailed and better looking. As for the V8 SS version of the Camaro, it will have a 6.2 litre engine pushing about 420 horse power. That is pretty impressive. There is an RS package that will be offered on the v6 and v8 which includes HID headlights and 20 inch wheels.

So what does the new Challenger offer besides high price and low fuel economy? The new Dodge Challenger took retro to an all new level. Out of all three the Challenger did the best job of making it look like the original American muscle car from the 70s. The Challenger offers a 5.7 v8 as well as a 6.1 litre v8. Both make upwards of 400 horse power. A lot of things on the new Challenger are carried over from the Charger. The transmission, the gear ratios, suspension, breaks, and the tires are all the same. But the frame is 4 inches shorter, but it is only 20 pounds lighter than the Charger.

2010 is going to be an interesting year for Ford, Chevy, and Dodge. It is hard not to be biass making comments on the Camaro seeing that I am a Mustang fan. But I have to say that the 2010 Camaro looks pretty impressive. I like it a lot. I will always love Mustangs but would seriously consider a new Camaro. Here come the American muscle cars once again. Let the muscle car wars begin!