2011 Ford Mustang GT Will Get 412 Horsepower 5.0-liter V8 Engine

2011 Ford Mustang GT

That’s right folks, it looks like the 5.0 is back! One of the most iconic and famous numerical designations of automotive lore is making a return. It’s hard to keep a secret secret for too long and news of the return of the 5.0 Mustang GT for the 2011 model year has officially leaked. Someone on Facebook and Twitter has blabbered the initial specs (much to the chagrin of Ford) and they are impressive. This information is not unexpected, but the confirmation makes us giddy nevertheless.

The new V8 engine will produce 412 horsepower, which means that it should finally be on par with the other cars in its class. Until now, the Ford Mustang GT has had to pit its puny 4.6-liter, 315-hp powerplant against the likes of the 2010 Chevy Camaro SS with its 6.2-liter V8 good for 422 horses (with the 6-speed manual) and the 2010 Dodge Challenger SRT8 and its nasty 6.1-liter HEMI pumping out 425-hp. Both of those models carry much more weight, meaning Ford’s upcoming pony car should be a lively competitor.

More details on the 2011 Ford Mustang GT are sure to emerge  over the next few days and/or weeks and we’ll definitely keep you posted…

Source: Inside Line

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  1. Pissed off

    I’m way more impressed with a 5-0 litre that pumps out over 400 ponies vs the competions over 6 litre displacements doing the same. Clearly Ford is way more high tech than it’s American competition. The thing that pisses me off is that I was ready to order a new 2010 and take advantage of the great financing offered by Ford right now, but talk about sneaky! The financing was supposed to end before the news of the new ‘stang was to be released. Who’s going to order a 2010, when the 2011 is just around the corner? And the prices between the 2 will apparently be pretty equal. Hey Ford, I want a big discount on the 2010, plus the 0%, 60 month finaning. Wake up! I hope your stuck with a million 2010 GT’s. You deserve it.

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