Chrysler threw down the gauntlet with the new Charger, Magnum and 300 models. Declaring the rebirth of the rearwheel drive Family sedan, with performance and handling. And how is the challenge answered by Ford and GM?
Well, GM gave their frontwheel drive Impala SS 303 hp in the form of it's 5.3L V8, but this uninspired platform doesn't really answer the call. Despite the test results in Motor Trend that show performance is there, even if it is on paper mostly. The frontdrive sedan can't fully answer the challenge. The Rumored new Camaro/Chevelle, if it comes with a four door variant as some say, is several years off, and the project has been canceled and started so many times, that even if it is given a go it's not coming soon enough.
Ford? They're silent on this. The new 500 and Fusion are good cars, and while I love the Crown Victoria, nothing Ford offers is even close. Except the Australian Falcon.