Let's talk muscle cars for a few minutes.
Let's talk muscle cars for a few mnutes.
Right now I am wanting to purchase a new two door muscle car, American made autos (wife has diabetes and sometimes has circulation problems in her feet, so we need an auto) please. My choices are Camaro SS, Mustang GT, and Challenger SRT8. I'm not considering either a Vette or CTS-V because I am looking for MSRP < $50,000.
So, let's see what we have. Right now the flavor of the month is the Mustang GT. Faster than the other two and lighter.
So, let's open up the crystal ball and see what the near future has to offer.
Mustang GT stays status quo. It's faster and lighter. I put the looks between the Challenger and the Camaro. This is a given, if anything the Mustang GT will get faster, not slower. About $34,000 will get you a nice premium model, with some bells and whistles.
Challenger is the best looking, but the slowest of the three. It is also has a gas guzzler tax, and at around $43,000 bucks is by far the most expensive, but it seems to have more bells and whistles than both the Mustang GT and Camaro SS. Let's look at the crystal ball and see what the future has in store. I have heard rumors of going from a 6.1 hemi to a 6.4 hemi, maybe within the next year or so. That is the good rumor, the bad rumor that should go with this is that I am sure the price will go up at least $5,000, which puts the Challenger SRT (8/10) close to the $50.000 range. Just way too much money for a Challenger, and puts it in the Vette territory price wise.
We have all heard the rumors about the new Z/28, either punched out LS engine or supercharged engine. At best this ups the price of the Camaro another $8,000 and puts it in the very high 30's to low 40's, maybe up to the mid 40's.
All of this is just my opinion that I have gotten from reading different Mustang, Camaro, and Challenger forums. I was curious what you folks have to say about the immediate future of 2 door, auto, American muscle, with a MSRP of < $50,000.
2013 Deep Impact Blue Mustang GT, automatic. Steeda lower control arms, GT 500 axle backs, BAMA tune, Nitto 275/40/17 NT05R drag radials, Airaid CAI.............12.13 @ 115.33......1.891...... 4/19/13 Royal Purple