DETROIT -- The race for the title of top-selling U.S. sports car is about to kick into overdrive.
Not for 2015. Ford has it wrapped up, with the sixth-generation Mustang breezing past the aging Chevy Camaro for the first time in six years.
But now the generational timing of the iconic muscle cars is aligning like the stars as the first copies of the sixth-generation Camaro roll into dealerships next month, just 13 months after the first new Mustang in a decade.
Like Ford, Chevy has brought its '60s throwback into the modern era, with a taut, lightweight chassis, less-thirsty powertrains and plenty of technology and creature comforts. Both brands are trying to reach beyond their traditional fanboy customer bases to grow market share in a segment that's surprisingly prone to cross-shopping.