You could say that the classic Ford-Chevy muscle-car battle is between the Mustang and the Camaro — and you'd be right!
But as far as halo vehicles go, Ford has the Mustang and Chevy has the Corvette. Yes, the former has a back seat. But performance-wise, the Pony Car and the Vette match up, and both Ford and Chevy produce a variety of different versions.
(Chevy also just debuted its eighth-generation Corvette, with a mid-engine design that can take on Ford's very, very expensive GT supercar at a fraction of the price — $59,995 versus $400,000-plus.)
These all-American rides can take on the best the Europeans have to offer. That wasn't always the case, but in the past decades, Mustangs and Corvettes have put Porsches and Ferraris on notice.
Here's a quick rundown of what the Mustang and Corvette have to offer: