The Ford Mustang and Chevrolet Camaro are the archenemies of the muscle car culture. For more than 50 decades, those two cars battled each other on the streets, drag strips and racing circuits all over the world. But during the ’80s and early ’90s, this battle was particularly fierce with the addition of the Pontiac Firebird and Trans Am.
From this perspective, the Fox-Body Mustang turned out to be a better car, and for a few significant reasons. It was more affordable, better built, lighter and a bit faster than the Camaro and Firebird. Although the GM Fox-bodies had larger engines, stiffer suspensions, and more power, they weighed over 200 pounds more and were significantly more expensive.