Thursday, December 24, 2009

2011 Mustang GT



Celebrating the return of the 5.0 Liter V8
Now with over 410hp.

I guess people must have their V8, even when the new V6 already offers over 300hp...

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

FINALLY!!!!!! A good looking motor under the hood of a Ford. Most Ford motors look like an unruly tangle of wires and tubes. Excellent!

Anonymous said...

If they didn't move up to a 400hp V8, why would anyone pay extra for the GT if the V6 version developed almost the same power for like $8k less?

And yeah, I gotta have that car. Tasty V8. mmmmm

john m said...

That's a GREAT looking engine. Reminds me of the 3.0l SHO V6.

SlippedClutch said...

Hells yeah, we want our V8! Love this. And it looks good under the hood.

Ice Ice Baby said...

Yeah. Now was can all be chillin' in our Five-Point-O just like Vanilla Ice!

Anonymous said...

It's about torque, Vince...Geeeez!
Who the F* cares about HP....

Anonymous said...

Great power, but boring design with way long overhangs for a sports coupe. And what is the deal with these dorky tail lights. Let's hope the 2011 design improves on both....NOT!

Anonymous said...

Finally a modern V8 out of Ford, eh? The current V8 engine looks like a mentally challenged girl put it together.

Anonymous said...

People want low end torque for effortless acceleration unlike those Honda engines with lots of Horsepower but you have to wind them up to 4000 RPM before you can get them to move. Look at the torque curve of those outdated Honda VTEC engines...Laughable.

Anonymous said...

This is why...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Torque

Anonymous said...

Let's be honest -
300+ hp for a stock 6 cyl Mustang
400+ hp for the V8!!!!

Is this a great time for Ford fans or what??? Truly amazing. Bravo.

Anonymous said...

Most people use HP numbers when in fact torque curve makes all the difference. Unless you study science you will never comprehend the relation of Torque and HP.

A "proper" engine would be a short-stroke V12 but the little people would bitch.

Anonymous said...

I want 300 lb-ft at idle...I don't care if the engine sounds like a bag of rocks at 5000 RPM because with all that torque, I will never need to be there...Unlike those fartcanned Hondas.

Ford Mustang said...

412 horsepower and revs to 7 grand!

A great car that gets even better.

And the next gen is rumored to be getting an independent suspension.

If you're interested, there's a cool video of the 2011 mustang and the engine on the dyno at

http://www.onlymustangfords.com/2011-mustang.html

Nice burnout too.