2011 Mustang - Car of the Year? - Ford Muscle Forums : Ford Muscle Cars Tech Forum
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 05-13-2010, 10:57 AM Thread Starter
Moderator
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Posts: 2,151
2011 Mustang - Car of the Year?

The 2011 Mustang, both the 5.0L V8 GT and the base 3.7L V6, are looking to be the most popular cars of 2011. NADA Guides, the largest new-car buying research website, is reporting that for the year "2011 Mustang" is the most researched new car on their website. Distant second is the 2010 Chevy Equinox, followed by Ford again with the 2010 Ford Fusion.

This doesn't surprise us, Ford has seemingly perfectly timed the new Mustang. If they had launched the new engine platforms for 2010, the results could have been a bust. With the economy improving, new car sales on the rise, and a little less buzz around hybrid mania, horsepower and sportiness seems to be back on the minds of many car buyers. Though, both the GT and V6 have very respectable claimed fuel economy, with 26 and 31 highway respectively.

It's also helping that the 2011 Mustang GT is showing some stellar real-world dyno and track results. Rear wheel horsepower is ranging in the 375-395 range with about 350 lb.ft. of torque, which means the 412HP crank rating from the factory is conservative. The car is running mid 12's at over 114 in factory form on street tires. With slicks we've seen at least one high-11 second report. Keep in mind the new 32 valve DOHC engine has 11:1 compression and spins to 7000.

The V6 is no slouch either, cranking out about 265 horsepower at 6600 rpm to the wheels and similar in torque. That is as good at the former push-rod 5.0L V8 but with two less cylinders!

Both models should be hitting dealer lots mid 2010, so get orders in now - we predict they are going to sell fast for the first few months.


Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	2011-Mustang.jpg
Views:	4145
Size:	66.9 KB
ID:	12604  

Last edited by 67stang; 05-13-2010 at 11:00 AM.
67stang is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 05-13-2010, 06:31 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Lake View Terrace,CA Usa
Posts: 1,311
Re: 2011 Mustang - Car of the Year?

God Im in loove!


Life long project. No it wont ever end....
71hotrodpinto is offline  
post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 05-13-2010, 08:26 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: jersey
Posts: 53
Re: 2011 Mustang - Car of the Year?

it's got my vote, they're doing exactly what they need to with this car
alloval351 is offline  
 
post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 05-14-2010, 01:27 AM
Subscriber
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Posts: 883
Re: 2011 Mustang - Car of the Year?

The V6 puts out as much RWHP as the 96-98 Cobras did. I read CNN money and they placed the camaro over the mustangn their test. Seemed stupid since the Mustang beats the camaro in all categories! The 2011 is very nice! I would almost trade my 03 Cobra in for one.

1969 Mustang Mach 1
1970 Dodge Charger R/T
2013 Ford F150 FX4 Ecoboost
19mach69 is offline  
post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 05-17-2010, 07:37 PM
Registered User
 
ford4v429's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: NE Ohio
Posts: 3,336
Garage
Re: 2011 Mustang - Car of the Year?

I love everything about the 2011 except that horrid (IMO) rearend...the performance/economy, the look (from all but the rear 3/4 with that bumper jutting out and the euro taillights- at least theyre sequential), the interior is gorgeous- best looking/feeling steering wheel Ive ever seen...

Ive tried to let the backend grow on me, but it just looks foriegn to me, enough that not only wouldnt I want one, but the day after the speed channel reveal of the 2010, I called the dealer and bought a 2009 gt identical to my 06 for whenever it wears out...the 09s a year and a half old with 3 miles on it...saving for that sad day when the 06 is no more...if the 10/11 just had a mustang like rearend it would have been IMO the most desirable looking/most capable mustang of all time...I cant understand where the aftermarkets at on the 10+ rearend, I'm not the only one that really hates the new backend, theres a big market out there for some different taillamps and bumper cover...keep hoping to see something more mustanglike pop up, but then I'll be torn about what to do with the 09

anyway, gotta say the 11 mustang is the best ponycar/musclecar overall today...a bit worried the price is creeping up away from the 'average guy' pricing that was available a few years back, but what isnt...
who ever woulda thought a new 12 second 26 MPG Mustang was coming 10-15 years ago...the good old days are right now! some still dont want to call these musclecars, but how many musclecars could run 11's stock with a pair of slicks? I love all the oldschool musclecars, but man have we come a long way since the anemic 80's

CONFIDENCE: that feeling you get just before you realize the mess you got yourself into...
Saving a 65 Galaxie
1969 Mustang project pics
ford4v429 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Ford Muscle Forums : Ford Muscle Cars Tech Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in











Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
2011 Mustang GT is fast! 19mach69 The Garage 36 04-07-2010 07:33 PM
2011 Mustang Dyno fordracerguy FM Video 1 03-25-2010 04:10 PM
5.0L back for 2011 Mustang 67stang FMWire 4 02-22-2010 10:16 AM
2011 5.0 Mustang GT 412HP!! FasterDamnit! FM Video 5 01-04-2010 01:00 AM
2011 Mustang GT 412 HP! 64post All Ford Techboard 3 12-29-2009 03:11 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome