Road & Track magazine
August, 2017; Page 108
2018 Ford Mustang - Photo Credit: Ford Motor Company
Bob Lutz, now 85 and only semi-retired, is an auto industry legend. He's one of a still-too-rare species of Detroit executive known as a “car guy,” an enthusiast who puts the product first and then figures out how “the bean counters” can afford to build it. He has held top spots at BMW, Ford, Chrysler and General Motors.
Bio Credit: L.A. Times
The minute I saw the new Mustang and the new Camaro, I knew Ford had won this round.
The Mustang is a design masterpiece; sleek, semi-European, yet still a Mustang. Independent rear suspension or not, it is a winner.
The Camaro, an even better car, sinks into quasi-irrelevance. You can't tell it from the previous one. "The same as before, only smaller" has never been a winning formula in a fashion-conscious segment.
The current Camaro, although fabulous, missed the mark.