Soon, a transmission, thanks to new era of collaboration
June 27, 2016 @ 12:01 am
DETROIT -- It's like the Hatfields swapping recipes with the McCoys. Or Michigan and Ohio State drawing up plays together.
Starting next year, the Chevrolet Camaro will share a transmission with the Ford Mustang.
Cross-town collaboration between General Motors and Ford Motor Co. was once unfathomable. But cost cutting, engineer shortages and increasing regulations made it inevitable.
"It is surprising," said Gale Halderman, the Ford designer responsible for the exterior of the first Mustang. "Back in my time, we couldn't even talk to anybody from GM."
Nothing we didn't know already, but due to cost concerns, expect to see more collaboration btwn GM and the blue oval.