Skip to comments.2011 Mustang GT to have even more horses under the hood
Posted on 12/31/2009 5:45:14 AM PST by Red Badger
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NONE BETTER! 1970 BOSS 302, be still my heart. Wanna sell it? :)
They’re all the rage on South Beach, I bet.......................
A small garage down the street from our house has on their lettersign: We do brake jobs! Stop by...........if you can!....................
It is still a UAW-produced vehicle... so not really much of a "gain".
Still - great choice of car! I really do like those...(or is the term drool over?)
It had crap gears in the auto tranny, and weighed several tons, built like a tank.
It wasn't much out of the hole but it had no top end. At around 130 mph it would start drifting around the highway enough to scare you into letting off, but still had plenty of petal and power left.
I love the old 289.
Another sign they use form time to time:
Invite us to your next blowout!....We fix flats!...........
One of my greatest joys was being the engineer for the Heritage Motorsports Mustang that won the 2003 ROLEX GTS title. Tommy Riggins built the car for Dave Machavern and also co-drove with Dave in the endurance series. I still have the on-board data showing the carr at 199.6 at the start/finish line qualifyingg for the 2003 Daytona 24.
My first car was a 64 Falcon followed by a litany of Mustangs so I was in heaven.
I need to learn how to post pictures!
Thanks. Everywhere I go, I get a 1/2 hr conversation, plus the head turns on the highway. I got it cherry red with black R/T side stripes.
5.7L (345 ci) V8 with a 3.73 real axle ratio producing 378 hp and a 5.0 0-60, the highest I could get. 20 inch wheels, touch screen sound with 6 Boston Acoustics speakers and a woofer. And all that was already on the car when I went to look. I was looking at all 3 pony cars, the Camaro, Mustang, and Challenger, but for the mid range price, the Challenger blew everything out of the water.
I find the design still lacking. I loathe Chevy but the Camaro design is so much better than the Mustang.
The Mustang has been around for so long, you’ve probably gotten used to seeing it. Wait til the Camaro design has settled in on you to where you no longer notice it at stoplights.............
For the record and indicative of not much, I have noticed there is a new Camero on the road. It is reminiscent of the Corvette. That is, some Corvette lines have ben redrawn on the larger Camero, especially the rear.
I looked for a photo but couldn’t find one to suit. It may be a ‘09 and the look was lost in the ‘10
Honestly, I didn’t like the redesign when it was released. The backend/trunk space is entirely too long for the car.
"Please compare that to whatever else is out there," Fascetti said.
Sure. Mazdaspeed3: 114 hp/liter, VW/Audi 2.0T: 100 hp/liter, Honda Civic Si: 98.5 hp/liter, Subaru WRX STI: 122 hp/liter
"The thing about Mustang is we never left the market."
Well, if you mean Ford never stopped building cars called "Mustangs", you're correct.
“Ford’s new V8 engine is expected to give the Mustang GT the horsepower it needs to compete against the Chevrolet Camaro SS and the Dodge Challenger SRT8.”
IFIRC the Challenger weighs 800lbs MORE than the Mustang/Camaro. That’s like having TWO 18”x 2’x 8” granite tombstones in the trunk. Geez ya’d think the latter two cars would be fairly nimble to begin with.
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