October 22, 2020
car

Dodge Challenger gaining on Ford Mustang in American sports car sales race

Dodge is closing the gap on Ford in the American sports car sales race, but can it catch its rival before the end of the year?

Dodge sold 16,332 Challengers in the third quarter of 2020, which handily beat the Ford Mustang’s tally of 13,851. It was the second year in a row that the Challenger outsold the Mustang in the period, having set an all-time record in 2019.

The Dodge Challenger SRT Super Stock will be the most powerful American car when deliveries begin this year.

The Dodge Challenger SRT Super Stock will be the most powerful American car when deliveries begin this year.
(Dodge)

The Mustang holds a sizeable lead on the year, however, with 47,637 sales to the Challenger’s 38,350, but the margin has dropped from 11,769 to 9,287 since June.

The 760 hp Mustang Shelby GT500 is the most-powerful Ford ever made.

The 760 hp Mustang Shelby GT500 is the most-powerful Ford ever made.
(Ford)

The Chevrolet Camaro sits in a distant third at 22,226 cars sold, which is down 39.6 percent from its third-place showing

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