The new kid on the block is bringing the heat. For the second month in a row, GM’s resurrected 2010 Camaro has outsold Ford’s refreshed Mustang. While the vehicles are in a statistical dead heat with their sales numbers, GM still has a backlog of thousands of orders to fill, meaning this could become something of a trend for at least the next few months.

Autoblog listed the statistics and it is interesting to see just how well both cars are selling, even in the midst of a recession.

In July, GM managed to move 7,113 Camaros off of dealership lots, compared to 6,686 Mustangs from the Blue Oval. With only a 500 car gap between the two, the Mustang is gaining ground on the General’s new new-old muscle car. In the month of June, there was nearly a 1,700 unit difference, in the Camaros favor, though both cars sold significantly fewer cars (9,320 Camaros, 7,632 Mustangs in June). One would think that the Camaro might have received a significant boost from the Cash for Clunkers program, seeing as how the V6 version gets 18 MPG in the city and 29 MPG on the highway through an automatic tranny.

But Ford is really the big winner, posting their first positive sales numbers and the Ford Focus proving to be the most popular C4C purchase thus far. So while the Camaro might yet be outselling the Mustang, Ford as a whole is reveling in their choice not to accept federal assistance. Obviously, there is still a stigma attached to the whole bankrupt-automaker thing. Oh, and in case you were wondering, the Dodge Challenger sold 886 units in July, despite high incentives (though factory shutdowns may be in part to blame).

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