Ford Motor Co. and General Motors Co. might have created the most buzz with the newest editions of their legendary pony cars.
Ford brought out its 650-horsepower 2013 Shelby GT 500, a car the automaker says can top 200 mph. While it has the same squared-off looks of other Mustangs, it’s all the work under the sheetmetal that is really impressive.
And to hear its engine rumble is automotive heaven.
The 2013 Camaro ZL1 convertible is equally as impressive, though it creates only 580 horsepower.
That didn’t discourage Joe Ewanick, vice president of GM’s marketing, from throwing a challenge at Ford.
“We should take a Camaro, Ford brings a Mustang, we each pick our drivers, and see who has the best time on the Nuremberg Ring,” Ewanick said, referring to the legendary race track in Germany.
Jim Farley, who heads Ford’s global marketing, was not swayed by the challenge (though it did appear he was biting his tongue slightly).
“I wish we could,” he said, after hearing about Ewanick’s challenge. “Who wouldn’t want to do that?”
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