• Dec 17th 2009 at 8:59PM
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2010 Ford Mustang GT - Click above for high-res image gallery

Thanks to a loose-lipped Facebookian that couldn't help sharing insider information and a quick follow-up post from Inside Line, we can now confirm the return of the iconic 5.0-liter Mustang GT for 2011. Even better news is the fact that the Mustang GT's new mill will crank out an impressive 412 horsepower.

By way of comparison, the 2010 Chevy Camaro SS has a 6.2-liter V8 with as much as 422 horses when mated to a six-speed manual and the 2010 Dodge Challenger SRT8 has a 6.1-liter Hemi that offers 425 ponies. And remember, both of those rivals are considerably heavier than the Mustang.

As much as we'd like to unload more goods on the 2011 Mustang, you'll just have to wait until Ford's good and ready. Or someone blows another embargo, whichever comes first.

[Source: Inside Line]

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      • 5 Years Ago
      This will open the floodgates and everyone who has been sitting on their wallets waiting for the 5.0 will be in the dealerships.
      I was shopping a used '08 GT500, but now I will wait for a 5.0 before proceeding.
      The Mustang was already a better car than the cartoonish camaro and the fat-ass dodge and now pulls further ahead with new found power. Wow, a great interior, 400+ hp and no mullet required! And don't forget the guilt free owner experience (ie. no federal bailout for Ford).
      • 5 Years Ago
      what a waste - they should focus on how to get the power to the ground better.
      these Mustangs keep getting whooped by cars with less HP but better grip.
      .........maybe an IRS for starters.............like the Camaro
      • 5 Years Ago
      Wooooo Hoooooo!!!

      C'mon Chevy & Chrysler! Lets get together and create a modern day version of the old Trans Am series from the late 60's - early 70's.

      Darren Turner
      (no, not THAT Darren Turner. The Canadian racing driver by the same name.)
      • 5 Years Ago
      This Mustang is going to be insanely fast. How much heavier is the car with this new change? I am so excited for Mustang!
      • 5 Years Ago
      This is exactly what I have been waiting for, Ford gets my money.
      • 5 Years Ago
      its ok.. In my opinion the best thing to come from Ford since the GT, but the Camaro still will stomp it IMO..
        • 5 Years Ago
        Um.....simple physics says no.

        2011 Mustang GT: 412 hp @3450 lbs = 8.37 lbs per hp

        2011 Camaro SS: 426 hp @3750 lbs = 8.80 lbs per hp

        So tell me how the camaro will "stomp" it? Better power to weight means it will be faster, and it already outhandles the camaro.

        Please think before posting, thanks.
        • 5 Years Ago
        The camaro doesn't stomp it now-- it's only 0.2 faster in the 1/4.... hell, it can't even out-handle it with IRS vs. LRA....
      • 5 Years Ago

      They need to bring the Bullitt package back. And put this in it.

        • 5 Years Ago
        +1 for a Boss 302. I'll take mine in Grabber Blue with black rear window slats, thankyouverymuch!
        • 5 Years Ago
        They have done the Bullit twice now, and did a Mach1 back in '03-'04. I'd like to see a Boss 302 for the next special edition.
      • 5 Years Ago
      WooHoo! Camaro-Stompin' goodness returns!
        • 5 Years Ago
        GM and Chrysler better get on the ball and make their fat piggies loose some pounds because their power advantage just went out the window.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Sweeeeeeeeet!!! I'll be picking one up in probably two or three years, after the kinks have been worked out.
      • 5 Years Ago
      That 5.0 has 1 more horse power than the new 6.2 of the new Ford trucks
      I don't get it?

      412 vs 411
      5.0 6.2
        • 5 Years Ago
        look at the hp/torque curves of each. You'll see the difference.

        e.g. the 6.2 is a 2-valve, low-rpm truck motor with more peak torque lower in the rev range. The 5.0 is a 4-valve car engine with less peak torque but at a higher rpm.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Not bad. Now if they could fix the rear end (the 2010 redesign is a disaster) and add IRS they might have a car that can compete with the Camaro.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Wow! Excellent! This is good news! The return of the 5.0L engine!
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