If you plan to buy a custom Trans Am you need to find one of the body shops that are specialized in turning new Chevrolet Camaro models in this legendary American pony car, that hasn’t been originally produced by GM and Pontiac since 2002. All those that are thinking about this should certainly read our article about 2016 Pontiac Trans Am that has been compared to 2016 Ford Mustang, another great muscle car.
Before we start this comparison we need to get new Trans am. First thing you’ll need is a Chevy Camaro, second you need to find a body shop, there aren’t many of those but few have a quite good reputation. They add TA features to Camaros from the regular ones to high performance Z/28 sport coupes. If you are asking yourself what will make you look cooler, custom Trans am or a regular Ford Mustang, you need to read this 2016 Pontiac Trans Am vs 2016 Ford Mustang comparison, and then decide it for yourself.
Sixth generation Mustang comes with a very innovative look. Its shark bite nose looks both vintage and modern and it is one of the best looking pony cars on the current market. Regular Camaro, and especially the SS model is far less retro looking, but that’s why people from the body shop are able to add numerous retro features on the inside and out, of course this will cost you a lot so expect to pay it a lot more than a Mustang.
2016 Pontiac Trans Am Vs 2016 Ford Mustang
Some of the features body shops add to Camaro to turn it to Trans Am are: Forged T6 five spoke wheels rolled in Pirelli PZero tires, RTM OE Style Shaker hood with a big bird logo on it, air intake shaker scoop and fender extractors. It also comes with 3 piece rear spoiler and ground effect side skirt. Can it get more retro? In addition to its retro look Mustang also brings increased amount of sportiness, with long and sculpted hood, short rear deck. Only thing it lacks is some carbon fiber to make it lighter and more futuristic.
When it comes to interior, we never thought that a pony car will get so modern, elegant and comfortable on the inside like the new Mustang. It comes with the most refined finish on the cockpit styled cabin, It also has a lot of cargo room comparing to other pony cars. Camaro obviously lacks in comfort comparing to Ford’s model. Custom Trans Am treatment doesn’t offer anything that will increase this vehicle’s comfort and does not bring any top of the line hi-tech features. All of its add-ons have something to do with the seventies look from custom 1978 inspired gauge cluster to two tone leather seats also inspired by the seventies. So the better interior title for the 2016 Pontiac Trans Am vs 2016 Ford Mustang race definitely goes to Ford’s model.
Mustang Vs Trans Am
When it comes to performance segment we need to point out that regular Ford Mustang can’t really compete with the custom Trans Am. Later model is being based on the Camaro Z/28 that can only be compared with Ford GT or Shelby GT 350. This means that Pontiac definitely wins this one, in addition to the 6.2 liter V8 engine with around 505 horsepower it also comes with additional supercharger, 2,5″ Stainless Steel exhaust tips and long tube headers made out of same material. Highest trim level of this year’s Mustang comes with 435 horsepower and 400 pound feet of torque made by its much smaller 5.0 liter V8 engine. We are expecting for the Mustang Shelby GT350 and Mustang Shelby GT500 to be delivered and those would offer up to 662 hp which can be compared with 2016 Pontiac trans Am offer that goes all the way up to 700 hp.
In 2016 Pontiac Trans Am vs 2016 Ford Mustang race, price is definitely one of the relevant parameters to determine which vehicle is better for which kind of people. Ford Mustang is definitely the less expensive option, its highest trim levels can be bought for $46,990, while the Chevy Camaro SS without custom Trans Am parts is much more expensive than this figure, and these custom parts cost at least $20,000 more. Have in mind that with Trans Am you will be getting one unique piece while there is no doubt that Mustang will be more modern.
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