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2011 Mustang 5.0 video
Ford Video ^ | 12/27/09 | Ford

Posted on 12/28/2009 9:00:21 PM PST by ltc8k6

"The 5.0 is back! The 2011 Ford Mustang GT arrives with an all-new advanced 5.0-liter V-8 engine, developed by a passionate cadre of enthusiastic engineers who rallied around the common goal of delivering more than 400 horsepower.

The modern 5.0-liter four-valve Twin Independent Variable Camshaft Timing (Ti-VCT) V-8 engine in the new Mustang GT will deliver 412 horsepower and 390 ft.-lb. of torque. At the same time, fuel economy is projected to be better than the previous model and unsurpassed in the segment."


TOPICS: Business/Economy; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 50; mustang
Nice job, Ford. Good to hear that V8 rumble.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zlR8hbpkHkw

Dyno run:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IwvLEx10KgE

1 posted on 12/28/2009 9:00:22 PM PST by ltc8k6
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To: ltc8k6

Yes, nice job with better fuel economy to boot.


2 posted on 12/28/2009 9:05:19 PM PST by Parley Baer
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To: ltc8k6

Should be a great car, but I see lots of Mustang GTs in my rear view mirror driving over the mountain twice a day. As great as they are they’re not made for tight twisting mountain roads....


3 posted on 12/28/2009 9:06:47 PM PST by freebilly (No wonder the left has a boner for Obama. There's CIALIS in soCIALISt....)
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I see lots of Mustang GTs in my rear view mirror driving over the mountain twice a day

What's your mirror attached to?

4 posted on 12/28/2009 9:13:43 PM PST by umgud (I couldn't understand why the ball kept getting bigger......... then it hit me.)
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To: ltc8k6

love it, first thing I would do though is take that silly plastic cover on the engine off.

I am a tech and I like the way an engine looks even the modern ones.

Then I buys a blower kit!

Then I go out lose my CDL license.


5 posted on 12/28/2009 9:14:21 PM PST by right way right
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To: freebilly

The newer Mustangs are said to handle very well, actually. Far better than they did in the past. Ford made big leaps in the Mustang’s handling in 09-10, and more improvements were made for 11.

Here’s a review of the 2010’s handling:

“Body control with the Track pack is astounding. It doesn’t pogo, doesn’t shimmy, doesn’t slump to the outside and clop its way through a corner. The ride may be firm, but nothing throws it off the slot-like path you cut through turns. And somehow that live axle deals with pitching and pocked pavement with much of the sure-footed poise of an independent setup. A Track-pack Mustang used only at the drag strip is a Mustang wasted.”

Comments on 2011 testing:

“As we’ve previously heard, rumor has it that the ‘11 Stang with the new Coyote V8 and Track Pack with Pirelli P Zero Corsa R tires was able to lap GingerMan Raceway in South Haven, Michigan at the same rate as a current BMW M3 – fine company indeed. “


6 posted on 12/28/2009 9:17:41 PM PST by ltc8k6
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To: Parley Baer

Its nice, but I think I’ll keep my 1969 7.0 Mustang.


7 posted on 12/28/2009 9:18:09 PM PST by CobraJet
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To: ltc8k6

Great, let’s take it to the Nürburgring.


8 posted on 12/28/2009 9:22:04 PM PST by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: CobraJet

Ya know, there is nothing wrong with having two Mustangs...


9 posted on 12/28/2009 9:24:57 PM PST by Nik Naym (Palin. Got that? Palin. <---Right there is your answer!)
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To: ltc8k6

V-8 engine. I hear ya. They are great.


10 posted on 12/28/2009 9:33:11 PM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: ltc8k6

I love Mustangs! My dad restored many of the oldies. He had a gorgeous 64 convertible, maroon with a cream top. I was enough of a ‘boy magnet’ on my own, but the car sure got them interested when he let me drive it in the late ‘70’s. :)
One of my early cars was a restored blue 66 Mustang Pony with the great original pony interior. Too bad some drunk smashed into it when it was parked across the street overnight. We woke up to the sight of it smashed up the side against a utility pole. Sob! I only had that car for a week. Totaled the beauty my dad had meticulously restored. 30 years later, I am still sick about that car.

Later on, he fixed up a 70’s era Mustang Grande’ convertible that was kind of a pea green metalflake with an automatic, cream-colored top. I never really liked that car much. I wish he had hung onto the ‘64. Best car ever.

Oh yeah, I’m a female. LOL!


11 posted on 12/28/2009 9:33:31 PM PST by mplsconservative
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To: freebilly
Should be a great car, but I see lots of Mustang GTs in my rear view mirror driving over the mountain twice a day. As great as they are they’re not made for tight twisting mountain roads....

It would be the driver, then, who is not made for tight twisting roads. I had an '89 GT. All the refinery of, well, a hot engine for its day in a light, short-wheelbased car. You don't steer them so much with the steering wheel as you do the gas and brakes.

12 posted on 12/28/2009 9:37:26 PM PST by IYAS9YAS (The townhalls were going great until the oPods showed up.)
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To: ltc8k6

Vrrrrrrrrrrrooooooooooooooom!


13 posted on 12/28/2009 10:21:35 PM PST by Sarajevo (You're jealous because the voices only talk to me.)
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To: ltc8k6

My Ford-loving father built himself a garage when he bought his T-bird earlier in the decade. When he decided to buy a new Mustang a couple years later, he installed a hydraulic lift. No clue what he’ll do next.


14 posted on 12/28/2009 10:38:17 PM PST by getmeouttaPalmBeachCounty_FL (****************************Stop Continental Drift**)
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To: getmeouttaPalmBeachCounty_FL

Notice it went to 7K revs on the dyno...


15 posted on 12/28/2009 10:55:05 PM PST by ltc8k6
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To: mplsconservative

Post 11

LOL, I once knew a “boy magnet” with a 64 Mustang convertible (same color & top), only hers was showroom new. Her dad bought it for her when she graduated high school... man must have been bedbug crazy.

Old cars, old songs, and old movies bring back a lot of good memories.


16 posted on 12/28/2009 11:19:35 PM PST by Peter Horry (Those who aren't responsible always know best.)
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To: IYAS9YAS

Post 12

It has a lot to do with body stiffness and balance, something that made the old BMW 2002 one of the best.

I once had a 68 Torino GT (big tires & handling package) and was on the blue ridge parkway behind two girls in an Opal Cadet... was all I could do to keep up with them.


17 posted on 12/28/2009 11:32:04 PM PST by Peter Horry (Those who aren't responsible always know best.)
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To: CobraJet

‘67 289 here. But ... I’d hit the new one


18 posted on 12/29/2009 1:57:47 AM PST by brooklin
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To: Peter Horry
It has a lot to do with body stiffness and balance, something that made the old BMW 2002 one of the best.

I'd love to get my hands on an old 2002.

They looked neat, and everyone I've ever talked to who owned one, loved it. A popular car amongst the SCCA set.

19 posted on 12/29/2009 6:31:26 AM PST by IYAS9YAS (The townhalls were going great until the oPods showed up.)
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To: umgud

2004 Honda Civic si. Meant for the mountain....


20 posted on 12/29/2009 6:42:31 AM PST by freebilly (No wonder the left has a boner for Obama. There's CIALIS in soCIALISt....)
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To: Peter Horry

2002 tii, one of the greatest performance cars every built....


21 posted on 12/29/2009 6:44:41 AM PST by freebilly (No wonder the left has a boner for Obama. There's CIALIS in soCIALISt....)
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To: freebilly

My 2010 calls BS...


22 posted on 12/29/2009 6:57:52 AM PST by MileHi ( "It's coming down to patriots vs the politicians." - ovrtaxt)
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To: MileHi

You’ve obviously never seen an si handle a curve....


23 posted on 12/29/2009 7:11:17 AM PST by freebilly (No wonder the left has a boner for Obama. There's CIALIS in soCIALISt....)
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Maybe those GTs didn’t know they were “racing” you?


24 posted on 12/29/2009 7:15:02 AM PST by MileHi ( "It's coming down to patriots vs the politicians." - ovrtaxt)
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To: IYAS9YAS

2002 was a great car, but you’re best to park it in the winter. No traction at all. Real bad rust problems too (rear shock towers), another reason to park it through salt season. Great handling, especially with wider tires and better shocks!


25 posted on 12/29/2009 7:31:53 AM PST by Fresh Wind ("...a whip of political correctness strangles their voice"-Vaclav Klaus on GW skeptics)
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To: Fresh Wind
2002 was a great car, but you’re best to park it in the winter. No traction at all. Real bad rust problems too (rear shock towers), another reason to park it through salt season. Great handling, especially with wider tires and better shocks!

Not too much of an issue where I live. I could probably drive it 360-plus days a year with as little snow as I get here.

26 posted on 12/29/2009 7:46:15 AM PST by IYAS9YAS (The townhalls were going great until the oPods showed up.)
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To: IYAS9YAS

Yeah, no snow. My brother lives in Albuquerque, loves it there.

The sad part is that the rot problem has made a good 2002 that much harder to find, but the ones from the southwest should be pretty solid.


27 posted on 12/29/2009 8:15:20 AM PST by Fresh Wind ("...a whip of political correctness strangles their voice"-Vaclav Klaus on GW skeptics)
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To: ltc8k6

Price?


28 posted on 12/29/2009 8:19:34 AM PST by KSCITYBOY
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I likee! When I got out of school 20 years ago I ordered Mustang V-8 from the factory. I loved that car, but when babies came along, well...

The 2011 is tempting,but I've become completely spoiled by the handling, luxury, and amenities of the Audi A8L the company gave me to drive a couple months ago.

29 posted on 12/29/2009 8:27:39 AM PST by mikeus_maximus ("I hope that someday we will be able to put away our fears and prejudices and just laugh at people.")
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To: MileHi

Trust me. We all knew....


30 posted on 12/29/2009 6:27:26 PM PST by freebilly (No wonder the left has a boner for Obama. There's CIALIS in soCIALISt....)
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It’s not expected to be much more than the current Mustang pricing levels.


31 posted on 12/29/2009 9:01:59 PM PST by ltc8k6
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