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Camaro trumps Mustang--for now

Automotive News reports on sales competition between the Chevy Camaro and Ford Mustang.

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In close competition, the Chevy Camaro outsold the Ford Mustang over the last year. Josh Miller/CNET

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.

(Source: Automotive News)