2011 Ford Mustang GT Specs Officialy Revealed

The official specifications of the 2011 Ford Mustang GT have been revealed. Thanks to the wonders of the Internet, we already knew the basic specs of the muscle icon, but now Ford Motor Company has released the full details.

As Repetitia mater studiorum est, we are never bored of reporting that the GT’s new 5.0 liter V8 engine uses 4 valves per cylinder and Twin Independent Variable Camshaft Timing (Ti-VCT), offering 412 HP and 390 lb-ft (529 Nm) of torque. The news that the old five-speed transmissions are replaced with either the MT82 six-speed manual transmission or the 6R80 six-speed automatic transmission goes into the same category.

With the automatic transmission, the 2011 GT’s fuel consumption figures will be 25 MPG (9.4 l/100 km) for the highway and 17 (13.8 l/100 km) MPG in the city, a small increase over the 2010 model’s 23 MPG highway (10.2 l/100km) and 17 MPG city (13.8 l/100 km) figures. We think that’s a pretty good achievement, considering the 31% power increase over the outgoing engine. Better late than never.

According to Ford, the V8 engine, as shipped, weighs 430 pounds (195 kg) representing a saving of more than 20 percent over the previous 5.0-liter unit.

The new GT must be a modern muscle car (a.k.a. be able to corner and brake) so it features an enhanced suspension featuring an improved rear lower control arm and stiffened rear stabilizer bushings, 11.5-inch front and 11.8-inch rear vented disc brakes and an enhanced suspension featuring an improved rear lower control arm and stiffened rear stabilizer bushings.

For those who will take full advantage of the new 7000 rpm redline (previously 6500 rpm) and 160 mph increased speedometer, there is also an optional Brembo brake package that includes 14-inch ventilated front discs from the GT500 Mustang, bespoke 19-inch alloy rims and summer performance tires.

No performance figures have been offered. After all, some information had to be kept for the 2010 Detroit Motor Show.
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