• Nov 19, 2009

We have to wait a couple more weeks before we're officially "in the know" about the 2011 Ford Mustang, but it appears FoMoCo's secret information dam has a few cracks in it. Ford recently released its fleet distribution news bulletin and it offered some insights as to when the refreshed Mustang is coming and the new variants on offer. The bulletin states customers will be able to order their 2011 Mustang on January 18, 2010, with Ford's favorite stallion tentatively entering production on March 15, 2010.

The alleged news bulletin also mentions some of the new model variants on the way, including the return of the California Special. There will also reportedly be an SVT Performance package, three available 19-inch wheel options, an available six-speed automatic transmission and a Brembo Brake package. The SVT package includes 19-inch wheels, an RR spoiler, "Over the Top" stripe delete and a 3.73 limited slip. The order form also appears to confirm that the 2011 Shelby GT500 will continue to use the 5.4-liter V8 engine, which we hear will be of the all-aluminum variety. We'll learn a lot more about the 2011 Mustang when Ford reveals its vastly updated pony car at the LA Auto Show in early December.

[Source: GMInsideNews via Mustang Heaven]


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      • 5 Years Ago
      Why are they launching the 2011 model so early? It seems like only yesterday when the 2010 was released (unleashed?), and I *still* haven't seen that many here in car-crazy Dallas.

      I'd like to see IRS join the equipment list, but knowing all the problems they had with the IRS on the last Fox-based Cobra, I can understand why they might shy away from it.
        • 5 Years Ago
        I was thinking the same thing but then I realized that it makes sense since the very rumor of the Coyote 5.0 engine has taken a serious bite out of '10 Mustang sales (people holding off for the new engine).
      • 5 Years Ago
      california special returns, which was a V6 package before.

      Uhhhhhh, no it was a GT package. Hence the CS/GT. Pony Package was V6.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Even the pushrod 4.0 produces the same HP as early an 90s GT. It's fine with me.

      But . . .

      Can I have Cragar-style wheels on the V6, like the Pony package from 05-09?

      Really, now. Is that too much to ask?
        • 5 Years Ago
        It doesn't matter to me that it is better than the best from a few years ago, it matters to me that it is comparable to what I'd be cross shopping if I were to buy a car today.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Ford says the car will have a limited slip diff.

      I have always been a bit baffled but how does a limited slip work on a live (solid) axle? I am confused. Can anyone clear this up for me? Thanks!

      Max
        • 5 Years Ago
        Solid axle or not, a limited slip acts the same way. When one wheel starts to spin, the differential forces them both to spin at the same speed (a gross simplification, I know).
        • 5 Years Ago
        Well 'limited-slip' has nothing to do with the spin rate between the wheels.

        slip-limiting functionality has to do with the least tractive tire and the ground.
        • 5 Years Ago
        'limited-slip' is a marketing term
        torque sensitive or speed sensitive.
        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lZmsY2YvVsc
        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FpiFq63N0Ac
      • 5 Years Ago
      Why we don't have this things in Europe?

      I would really like to put my hands on a Mustang or better a Camaro...........
        • 5 Years Ago
        A European complaining about the lack of American Fords in Europe? BLASPHEMY!!
        • 5 Years Ago
        Have you driven a Ford lately? There's a reason they used that slogan as an entire add campaign.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Have you ever been in one? These cars are uniquely American, in that they are brutish and simple. And crazy cheap given the power they make. Europeans, on the whole, tend to appreciate decent interiors and some kind of ride quality, neither of which these cars really excel at.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Don't know why, but muscle cars have always been an American (and Australian too I think) thing. Maybe because we have more wide open roads where straight-line performance is usable, while you have older, narrow, winding roads that small cars are more suited for.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Tell you what, we'll trade you any Mustang you want for the Focus RS.
      • 5 Years Ago

      Autoblog, I actually posted the actual Fleet News Distribution Bulletin on Mustang Source yesterday in my thread I keep there (I go by 05fordgt there)!The pdf copy of the bulletin is linked! It has the dates of when the 2010 orders must be in and when order banks open for 2011s and when Job #1 is. Sorry to say as I love this site, but its old news.
        • 5 Years Ago
        i feel sorry for ppl who think anyone gives rat's ass about whether an article is one or two days old(er)
      Stingray
      • 5 Years Ago
      Who Cares ?
      1) its a FORD
      2) I got the real Horse Power
      3)Wouldn't want it for FREE!
      • 5 Years Ago
      Why is their so much talk of this Ecoboost motor? Is it a good motor? Yes. Is it efficient? Yes. Is it good for the Taurus and a few others? Yes. But a Mustang? Come on now. V8's for these Stangs, Camaros, and HotBirds alike. Ecoboost, maybe to replace the v6's they have but not to replace a V8, no matter how powerful and efficient they are. Will not have that feel or sound. And okay the new gm 6ers have around 300horses so with twinturbs hmm? And Anything with a power adder will be better than the next. How about the POSSIBILITY of the 2012/13 GT500 having a twinturb 5.0 V8 over 600 gallopers. Thats my point. V6 is crap, but V6 with turbos, hey now! V8 is great but with a blower or twin spoolers, whoa! I also would love big blocks to come back with some new changes, that would be something. But gas prices and the ozone and penguins and blah blah blah. Just have it as an option is all Im saying.
      • 5 Years Ago
      What kind of price increase do you think we'll see on all three models? I have to imagine there will be a bump, maybe not more than a grand or two, but still something. Anyone care to speculate?
        • 5 Years Ago
        I've heard the 2010 models already have the 2011 additional engine costs factored in. As is typical, there will be likely slight price increases across the board (inflation, material cost increases, etc), but don't expect anything drastic. The Mustang should still undercut the Camaro SS and Challenger R/T by a few grand.
      sherman fleming
      • 5 Years Ago
      Although I drive Dodge vehicles, I have owned Fords and consider them good transportation. After viewing the 2011 & 2012 models of the Mustang, I must say the styling will kill your sales. Ford must come up with an erratic body style change to stay compettitve. Men like me are already getting tired of looking at the same old thing. Let us have something more aero-dynamic and out of the ordinary.
      • 5 Years Ago
      and...the coyote engine? do we have to wait until 2012? :(
        • 5 Years Ago
        This is a listing of new optional equipment. The 5.0L and six speed manual will be standard on the GT while the six speed auto will be an option.
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