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2011 Mustang GT 5.0 !!!

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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?
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Honestly, I believe that the new 5.0L is kind of a "test-subject"; to see how it performs in this body-style model Mustang.

Performance, pressure, mpg's, durability, etc. I think that once the 2014 Mustang comes out...they are going to release a BIGGER, MORE EFFICIENT, MORE POWERFUL 5.0L engine that puts out around 430hp-440hp+, and around 20/28 city/highway, and a 0-60 time of 4 seconds flat. (or maybe around 4.1 seconds).

Plus they are speculating on whether to make the new 2014 Mustang: an evolution of the current Mustang and it’s 5.0-liter engine, a BMW M3-style car with a turbocharged V6 for foreign markets, or a transformation into an ultra-high performance, high-end coupe sportscar.

I would personally like for them to make the 2014 Mustang a true Muscle-Sports-Super but we all cant have what we want.
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The 2014 Mustang will for sure be as they are currently marketing it but better. I agree that the 5.0 will only increase in its overall performance, reliability and durability over time. A general rule of thumb with engines I have learned. DONT BUY THE FIRST MODEL. The 2014 model will likely be just like you are saying performance wise. Especially as long as this centuries pony wars continue. With the S197 being as solid and versatile as it is, it is unlikely much will change with the chasis other than the looks and interior again. I would imagine that the blue oval will impliment IRS with the new 2014 design. There are far too many critics dinging it for the live axle. Personally I prefer the live axle. I would also assume at the GT trim level by then will start stripped down at around 35k base price. It will also more than likely include the upgraded brakes and suspension that they have been toying with over the past few years as standard equipment. Of course this is just my opinion haha

Yeah the reason the 4.6L is such a great engine is because its been on the market FOREVER. lol and it has more of an aftermarket to choose parts/mods from. And I think Ford has pushed out as much HP out of the 4.6L as they can.

The Live Axle is great for drag racing. People who complain for no IRS can go take a hike. If you want IRS, go get a camaro.

2014 Mustang GT will be the perfectest car.

Then again: the engineers always leave small little ergonomic details out on purpose, so that they can include them in the future refresh model year(s).

Ex: No cruise control on '05 - '09, no rear trunk opener button, no traction control button, etc.

Things like that make it worth waiting for the refresh model year.
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