new platform, it seemed that there was still some life left in this world. Since then, we have seen two other wannabe muscle cars try their hand at the Mustang. But nothing ever seemed to stand up to the reigning champion. It wasn’t until Dodge released the 2008 Challenger that Muscle cars were coming back. And now it seems that the cycle is complete, that the Camaro has come back to life.
Yes, the Muscle car wars are upon us once again, but it seems that not all of our favorites will be joining us. With the death of Pontiac, we will never see a new Firebird or GTO. Buick is bent on sedans so a rebirth of the GTX or 442 may never arise. And now that Mercury is poised to become a premium brand, we may never see another Cougar, well except at the bar. But the only real disappointing news, is that with Fiat as a new owner, we may never see the rebirth of the two-door Charger or even a Cuda.
It seems that we almost lost this segment back in the late 1970’s, but today it seems that this segment is back for awhile. Even though most of everyone’s favorites may not be returning, we can still be thankful for at least three great muscle cars.
This year it was a real battle in this ring. With the introduction of the Camaro, the Mustang had finally received its main competitor again. Of course, for this year we had to name the new 2010 Chevrolet Camaro the AutoLooks A+ winner. With its very aggressive styling, and new age image, the Camaro seems to make a point that it is back, and it knows how to come back in style.
With only two models on our list its no wonder as to who the Rusty belongs to. So yes, we have to name the 2010 Ford Mustang the Rusty car of the year. Ford won this because it just seemed to make the car look sadder and then destroyed one of the best features of the car.