The modern-day Chevrolet Camaro has won bragging rights from Ford's Mustang--at least for the 12-month period since the Camaro reappeared after a four-year hiatus.
But the honor may be short-lived.
From April 2009 through March 2010, Chevrolet sold 82,405 Camaros, compared with Ford's 72,669 Mustangs.
But the 2011 Mustang threatens to deprive the Camaro of its first calendar-year victory over its Ford rival since 1985. The 2011 Mustang came out in April with new 3.7-liter V-6 and 5.0-liter V-8 engines, and Ford's car beat the Camaro 10,225 to 8,931 last month.
But the game of one-upsmanship continues. Many of Ford's sales came from incentives on 2010 Mustangs, and GM has help on the way: A Camaro convertible appears next year to compete with the Mustang's ragtop.