2011 Mustang Brings 412 HP 5.0 Liter V8 to the Fight

The new age media has brought a lot of good to the world. For example, a serious amount of the world’s population, the muscle cars enthusiasts, will have incredibly happy Holidays. All thanks to a supposed leak on Facebook and Twitter which helped confirm that the 2010 Ford Mustang GT will receive a new 5.0 liter V8 engine offering 412 ponies.

This is not hacking, it’s real. It will all be available in raw metal at next month’s Detroit Auto Show. We’re really looking forward to the encounter with the 5.0 L badge. We suppose several tuners are already rubbing their hands in excitement.

The Mustang is now ready to tackle its 2010 425 HP 6.1 liter V8 Dodge Challenger SRT8 and 2010 Chevrolet Camaro SS 426 HP 6.2 liter V8 rivals. Feels like the seventies all over again. At the bar, with your mates, it’s all simple: Chrysler’s Hemi gives 69.7 HP/liter, GM’s V8 68.7 HP/liter and Ford’s V8 82.4 HP/liter. We'll have to wait a bit to see how the real world's laws of physics apply to that.

We only wish that a 6 speed transmission will be offered on the GT version before all the petrol on the planet runs out.

The V8 engine is the current Mustang’s second engine, after the 305 HP 3.7 liter V6 base unit it was launched with at the 2009 Los Angeles Auto Show. We’re so glad that the previous generation’s 210 HP 4.0 liter V6 and the current 315 HP 4.6 liter V8 will be forgotten. Let Fred Flinstone and Barney Rubble have them and let’s pretend they never existed, shall we?
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