Ford Motor Co. has finally revealed the full details of the 2011 Ford Mustang GT. According to its official specifications, the car is equipped with a new 5.0 liter V8 engine that uses 4 valves per cylinder and Twin Independent Variable Camshaft Timing (Ti-VCT), producing 412 HP and 390 lb-ft (529 Nm) of torque. Its old five-speed transmissions will also be replaced with either the MT82 six-speed manual transmission or the 6R80 six-speed automatic transmission. Ford should be lauded because with the automatic transmission, the 2011 GT's fuel consumption figures will be 25 MPG (9.4 l/100 km) for the highway and 17 (13.8 l/100 km) MPG in the city.
This represents a small increase over the 2010 model's 23 MPG highway (10.2 l/100km) and 17 MPG city (13.8 l/100 km) figures. It's quite remarkable, considering the 31% power increase over the outgoing engine. According to Ford, the V8 engine, as shipped, weighs 430 pounds (195 kg) representing a saving of more than 20% over the previous 5.0-liter unit.
The new GT, as a modern muscle car, has to be able to corner and brake, and so it features an enhanced suspension featuring an improved rear lower control arm and stiffened rear stabilizer bushings, 11.5-inch front and 11.8-inch rear vented disc brakes and an enhanced suspension featuring an improved rear lower control arm and stiffened rear stabilizer bushings.