The 2011 Mustang GT is getting the 5.0 Treatment!!!. The new 5.0 is just like the old 5.0 -- 302 cubic inches or 4.9-liters or 4,951cc.
Adding the 32-valves and Twin Independent Variable Camshaft Timing(Ti-VCT), the new 5.0 produces an impressive 412 horsepower and 390 pound-feet of torque. No word on performance times, but we can expect a 4.5-4.7 second 0-60 sprint and a quarter-mile in the high 12s. At least. Especially as the current Mustang GT (315-hp, 320 lb-ft of torque) hits 60 mph in 4.9 seconds and runs the quarter in 13.5. Oh, according to Ford, the new 5.0 weighs just 10 pounds more than the outgoing GT!
Oh: more importantly, the redline climbs from 6,500 to 7,000 rpm.
Also new for 2011 Mustang is a choice of either a new six-speed manual transmission or a six-speed automatic. Together with that variable cam technology (Ti-VCT) and "EPAS" (Ford's electronic power steering), a Mustang GTwith an automatic transmission will be able to achieve 25 mpg on the highway. That's up from 23 mpg for the current Mustang GT with an auto 'box. Both the 2010 and 2011 get 17 mpg in the city, while the six-speed manual Mustang gets 24 mpg on the highway and 16 mpg city.
I honestly love how FORD is increasing the HP ratings for the Mustangs as the years go by!
But I have a question: How High can we go?