Chevy Thinks They Can Put the Mustang “Out of Commission”

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Oh really Mr.Oppenheiser? 

AutoGuide sat down with Camaro chief engineer Al Oppenheiser during the 2016 Chicago Auto Show to discuss the new 1LE package that will be made available sometime this summer. Big Al couldn’t resist a few shots at the Mustang, which is only natural considering Chevy has been chasing the Mustang for the better part of 50 years.

“I wake up every day looking for chances to put the [Ford] Mustang out of commission,” he said in a cool, unexpectedly collected tone. “However, they’re a necessary competitor because it forces us to continually get better.”

Oppenheiser added, “Our goal is [to] never let Mustang overtake us … but you don’t want to compete, you want to dominate. And in order to dominate, you have to have the mentality that you’re trying to put them out of business.”

Need we remind Chevy what happened in 2002?