As for the statement in question, IMHO the GTO was indeed the first "Musclecar" Mustang was the first and is today a musclecar only by default.
The Mustang is probably the ONLY musclecar on the market right now (pending the Z06 being a "sportscar"). Are you saying the GTO is more of a musclecar than the Stang? The GTO has closer relatives with a Mitsubishi that a real GTO. Ford is making California Specials, GT500's, Bullitt's, Hurst Rent a Racer's...........
No Judge GTO's that I recall. And yes, the stangs did suck from the early 70's thru 86 or so.
At least the new camaro wont be related to the GTO.
Have you driven one yet? From the min you start it, it sounds mean. When you drive it, it demands your attention!
If for nothing else, you gotta give it to Ford, they are a large reason why Chevy is bringing back the Camaro(somewhat). However, only Dodge seems interested in truly giving ford a run for their money.
Just remember, if it were not for the new mustang, the new camaro would have probably been the colbolt SS with a camaro badge!
Remember the commercial where the Cobalt SS is playing ball "tag" with a Vette?
Don't get me wrong, Camaros are awesome, but if they build that cadillac looking vette wanna be with mustang side gills, I'll have to buy the Dodge.
Here's a killer Stang commercial with cops: