Sales and model longevity means you focus first on the design, then the performance and technology. That was the problem with the 6th gen. Cleaned up at the track but looks like a**.
I'd even consider one for a track car, but I can't stand the idea of trading in my Scat Pack Shaker Challenger. Way cooler in look, sound and comfort. I gotta figure out how to keep it and steal an ugly 2019 Camaro 1LE![/QUOTE
I pretty much agree. The Camaro look is looong in the tooth. But the best looking retro muscle car in my opinion the challenger is just about there too.
They need a serious freshen up like the mustang had.
I like the idea, and you can see the inspiration is the first generation, but they need an overhaul to a smaller body. While I like the 5th gen, it seems like a really big body on the outside, and small on the inside. Seems like there is a 1 foot of air bags and safety equipment in between the inside and the outside. The 6th gen outside dimensions were better but the outisde design and interior were crap. I would rather see a slim line model more based on the smaller 67 Camaro design:Lets give Ford credit where its due. They never gave up, even when they made that fuggly Mustang II. Somebody at Ford had the smarts to talk to enthusiasts in their pre 2005 focus groups who probably begged for a real throwback look. The 2005 Mustang was spot on, and 6th Gen Mustangs were easily ID'd with the Mustang heritage.
I'm in a club dominated by Mopars, must be 15 Challengers now, even one husband & wife both driving challengers, and another with the wife having a BOSS302, the husband a Shelby. My feeling is that Dodge did a good job, not quite as good as Ford did. I've driven in both the Boss, the Shelby, and the HellCats and I like the Mustangs on the road.
We also have some newer Camaro's in the club. Boy... how many times can you say they missed the boat from a styling point of view. Look back at the '69 Camaro and if you can't be inspired by that... their designers should go back to School. The '69 grill whether its a regular or RS is legendary... and just like Ford, Dodge, even BMW adopted an old, iconic look into a slightly more contemporary design, the chevy designers could've done the same. I'm a retired Industrial Designer, so I spent 2 hours tweaking the front. Like it or hate it?