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2011 Ford Mustang GT 5.0

2011 Ford Mustang GT 5.0

2011 Ford Mustang GT 5.0

2011 Ford Mustang GT 5.0 V8 Engine

2011 Ford Mustang GT 5.0

2011 Ford Mustang GT 5.0

Year (of specifications) 2011
Engine 5.0 litre V8 naturally aspirated
Transmission 6 speed manual or automatic RWD
Max speed -
0-60 mph 4.9 seconds
Horsepower 412 horsepower
weight -

The 2011 Mustang ushers in the return of the 5.0 litre badge for Ford's most iconic model. The previous 4.6 litre engine, while technically superior, never attained quite the same cult status as the 5.0 V8 used in the Fox body Mustangs. However the cylinder volume is about the only thing the old 5.0 V8 and new 5.0 V8 share.

The modern 5.0-liter four-valve Twin Independent Variable Camshaft Timing (Ti-VCT) V-8 engine in the 2011 Mustang GT produces 412 horsepower and 390 ft.-lb. of torque. At the same time, fuel economy is superior to the previous model

"This all-new 5.0-liter engine is the next chapter in the development of the world-class Mustang powertrain portfolio," said Derrick Kuzak, group vice president, Global Product Development. "It's a thoroughly modern engine for the times, delivering the performance and fun-to-drive factor that enthusiasts want, while improving fuel economy."

The 5.0-liter V8's ability to deliver 412 horsepower, with improved drivability, tractability and fuel economy over the 2010 Mustang GT is possible thanks to high-tech engine internals including Ford Racing components and an all-new aluminium head which offers better airflow into the engine.

The six-speed automatic transmission on the 2011 Mustang GT will deliver up to an estimated 25 mpg highway and 17 in the city. This is up from 23 mpg highway and 17 city for the 2010 model. Six-speed manual transmission Mustang GT models for 2011 are projected to deliver 24 mpg highway and 16 city, matching the 2010 model but delivering significantly more horsepower and performance

While the new engine is by far the most significant change for the 2011 Mustang, there are other upgrades to the car which help raise the performance.

The 2011 Mustang GT features an enhanced rear lower control arm to add stiffness, improve powertrain NVH control and sharpen handling. A stiffened rear stabilizer bar for better on-center steering is also included. Stabilizer bar diameters, spring rates and dampers all have been tuned for improved dynamics.

A Brembo brake package upgrade will be available for serious enthusiasts. This package includes 14-inch vented front discs from the GT500 Mustang, unique 19-inch alloy wheels and summer performance tires.

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