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2011 Ford Mustang

2011 ford mustang gt red

The 2011 Ford Mustang sees the the Ford Mustang move from a strong pony car to an all out American performance icon. Ford is reintroducing an all new 5.0 aluminum 412hp motor nicknamed the "Coyote". The engine features a variety of new features including 32 valves, variable valve timing, 11:1 compression, and an aluminum block.

2011 Ford Mustang


Also being introduced in 2011 will be the all new 3.7L Duratec V-6 rated at an incredible 305hp. This engine features 4 valve heads, variable valve timing, and a 60 degrees V engine. All these changes result in a very efficient engine that achieves 30mpg when mated with the six speed automatic.

2011 Mustang 5.0 engine coyote

Given the increasing competition in the muscle car market you can expect Ford to pull out all the marketing stops and offer a few special models. Will the Boss finally return? We'll just have to wait to find out.

Powertrain options:

Cid HP Torque Model
5.0L 412 400+ GT
3.7L 305 300+ V-6


2011 Ford Mustang GT

Drivetrain Front engine RWD
Engine type 90-deg V-8, alum block/heads
Valvetrain DOHC, 4 valves/cyl
Displacement 302.1 cu in/4951cc
Compression ratio 11.0:1
Power (SAE net) 412 hp @ 6500 rpm
Torque (SAE net) 390 lb-ft @ 4250 rpm
Redline 6800 rpm
Weight to power 8.8 lb/hp
Transmission 6 speed manual or automatic
Axle/final-drive ratios 3.73:1/2.42:1
Front brakes 13.2-in vented disc with 2 piston caliper; 11.8-in vented disc, ABS
Wheels, f;r 9.0 x 19-in, cast aluminum
Tires, f;r 255/40R19, Pirelli PZero

107.1 inch

Track (f/r) 62.3/62.9 in
Curb weight 3620 lbs
Weight dist., f/r 55/45 %
Front Reverse L independent MacPherson strut, 34.6mm sway bar
Rear 3 Link solid rear axle with coil springs and panhard rod and 24 mm sway bar
Steering Electric power assisted with rack and pinion gear .
Steering ratio 15.8:1
0-30 1.6 sec
0-40 2.5
0-50 3.3
0-60 4.3
0-70 5.5
0-80 6.9
0-90 8.5
0-100 10.3
Passing, 45-65 mph 2.1
Quarter mile 12.8 @ 110.8mph
Braking, 60-0 mph 105 ft
Lateral acceleration 0.94 g
MT figure eight 25.3 sec @ 0.75g
Top-gear revs @ 60 mph 1900 rpm
Price $30,000 to $39,000 depending on options
Stability/traction control yes/yes
Airbags Dual front, front side
Warranty base 3 years, 36000
Powertrain warranty 5 years, 60,000
Fuel Premium unleaded

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