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2011
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Those who fondly remember the late 1960s may not want to hear this, but 2010 may mark the golden age of the pony car. Between the re-born Chevrolet Camaro (new for 2010), the resurrected Dodge Challenger, which re-entered the market in 2009, and the refreshed 2011 Ford Mustang (the Mustang is the only one of the trio that never went away), those who seek American muscle at a relatively low cost have never had it better. All three cars offer retro looks combined with modern amenities--and they all offer plenty of power to go along with handling that was merely the stuff of dreams 40 years ago.

When the Camaro and Challenger launched, both were available with V-8 engines that put out more than 400 horsepower, dwarfing Ford's Mustang GT, which was pushing out 315 horsepower in 2010. Now, Ford has replaced the 4.6-liter V-8 from the previous GT with a 5.0-liter V-8 that makes 412 horsepower and 390 pound-feet of torque. Unlike the fabled 5.0 of the '80s and '90s, this 302 cubic-inch mill...

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Specs: Select a Trim

2-Door Convertible (1) MSRP Invoice MPG City MPG Hwy
Shelby GT500 Specs $53,645 $48,449 15 23
2-Door Convertible GT (2) MSRP Invoice MPG City MPG Hwy
2-Door Convertible GT Specs $34,645 $31,885 17 26
Premium Specs $37,845 $34,765 17 26
2-Door Convertible V6 (2) MSRP Invoice MPG City MPG Hwy
2-Door Convertible V6 Specs $27,145 $25,678 N/A N/A
Premium Specs $30,845 $28,465 N/A N/A
2-Door Coupe (1) MSRP Invoice MPG City MPG Hwy
Shelby GT500 Specs $48,645 $43,999 15 23
2-Door Coupe GT (2) MSRP Invoice MPG City MPG Hwy
2-Door Coupe GT Specs $29,645 $27,385 17 26
Premium Specs $32,845 $30,265 17 26
2-Door Coupe V6 (2) MSRP Invoice MPG City MPG Hwy
2-Door Coupe V6 Specs $22,145 $21,078 19 29
Premium Specs $25,845 $23,965 19 29
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