I’m sorry, but Ford and GM must be intentionally adding weight to make the Mustang and Camaro so damn big and heavy. And it’s not like they need extra bodywork to accommodate a V8 engine b/c Monster Miata has no problem shoehorning V8’s into NA Miata’s.
By comparison, my Subaru WRX weighs roughly 3300 lbs, yet offers 4 doors, 3 rear seats, a big trunk, AWD, and a 268 hp turbocharged engine. Yet despite all that, it’s 7 inches shorter, 4 inches narrower, and 200 lbs lighter than an Ecoboost Mustang.
And I’ll forgive the Challenger since it’s badass in Hellcat guise!