The Ford Mustang and the Chevrolet Camaro offer various combinations of power-train choices, which create a variety of potential responses. Engine, transmission and rear axle ratio all play important roles in creating a fast car. In terms of the stock V-6 engine/transmission combinations offered, the vehicles are tied.
The 2014 Chevrolet Camaro with the LTX V-6 engine serves up a healthy 323 horsepower and accelerates at a noteworthy pace, doing 0-60 mph in 5.9 seconds. Alternatively, the 2014 Ford Mustang V-6 offers 305 horsepower and also sports 0-60 mph time of about 6 seconds. With either choice, upgrading the performance of the vehicle is easy. For example, either the Chevy Camaro Z-28 or the Mustang Shelby-GT will get a driver up into the 400+ horsepower range, with 0-60 times below 4.0 seconds.