The Blue Oval company might have pulled a genius move with the seventh generation Ford Mustang because it’s still relatively affordable as a 315-hp EcoBoost Fastback at $31k. The soul-stirring performance then kicks off with the 5.0-liter Coyote V8-equipped GT and Dark Horse models, and starting next year, there won’t be much competition from Chevrolet and Dodge. That’s because the Charger is going back to its two-door coupe roots but is also adopting the novel EV lifestyle, and the rumor mill also believes it will gain access to Hurricane power – but those are just straight-six turbos, not mighty v8s.
Also, no one knows what will happen with the Challenger, but the odds are pretty much against its survival. The same is also valid for Chevy, as production of the sixth-generation Camaro just ended earlier in December, and the corner office head honchos over at GM aren’t talking about any successor – at least not for the time being.
As such, one thing is for sure – next year, it will be interesting to see the Mustang playing alone in the pony and muscle car field. However, not everyone agrees with the decision to call it quits on the Chevy Camaro. And some people can even take matters into their own hands – or rather, at the tip of their CGI brush because we are talking about the imaginative realm of digital car content creators.
For example, a virtual automotive designer, better known as a.c.g_design on social media, tries to help the Camaro fanbase dream about the continued existence of the sixth-generation model. The pixel master has a neat idea for the 2025 Chevy Camaro SS that would traditionally brawl with the Ford Mustang GT. It involves a slight redesign to make it viable for a new lease on digital life with a more aggressive front fascia.
The mods don’t stop there, though, as the pony car is clad in black aerodynamic elements, has an extensive set of black aftermarket wheels, a humongous double wing at the rear, and even some retro touches like the louvered rear window. Overall, it’s not bad because the black hood, black roof, and black aerodynamic elements make the Camaro feel much more aggressive than the stock. It’s too bad everything is merely wishful thinking and that Camaro’s demise is already set in stone – it would have been interesting to see it brawl with the Mustang with the Dodge Challenger now out of the picture