• Mar 25, 2010
While our drive impressions of the 2011 Mustang V6 and 2011 Mustang GT are still under a strict embargo until Monday, we can tell you one thing with certainty. That thing is pricing, and even though Ford has managed to add close to 100 horsepower to each car, the cash customers need to lay out has barely budged.
The 305-hp Mustang V6 starts at $22,995, while the 5.0-badged 412-hp Mustang GT starts at $30,495, with the V8 premium GT starting at $33,695. That's some pretty potent bang for your buck, especially as both prices include destination charges. Consider that the 304-hp V6 Camaro starts at $23,530, a difference of $535. Of course, that's for the 2010 Camaro, as Chevy has yet to release Camaro pricing for 2011.

The 426-horespower 2010 Camaro SS starts at $31,795, a difference of $1,300, with no 2011 prices announced yet. Of course, many people will be quick to point out that you do get more horsepower for the money (about $93 per pony according to our math). And paying more money for more power is always justified, right? Not so fast. Our friends over at Inside Line managed to (somehow) sneak the new 5.0 'Stang onto a dyno and record 395 horses at the rear wheels. Factor in about 12% parasitic drivetrain loss and you're talking in excess of 440 horsepower. Dang. Of course, we've driven the car and we can tell you with some certainty [CENSORED].

As it stands, the re-ignited pony car wars just got a whole lot more hot.


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      • 4 Years Ago
      The Camaro has always typically had a higher price then the Mustangs.
        • 4 Years Ago
        You're absolutely right. In fact, with the current 315-hp 4.6 V8, the Mustang GT is almost as fast as the Camaro SS; with the new 5.0, Ford's pony will smoke the Chevy with no mercy. The only way out for the Camaro is just what someone is already saying: the 2011 Camaro will offer more power in both V6 and V8 variants. What do u like?, 330 & 450 HP??? You betcha.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I wonder who will get the best deal on a 2010 GT? If I were in the market, I would go for the 2010 despite the huge power improvement in the 2011 GT. It makes the right sounds and is quick enough for a street car. If I really want to open the adrenals, I have a couple motorcycles in the garage anyway.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Any word on the V6 Convertible's price and availability? I'm planning on picking one up as soon as I can.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Remember! You do not get the big brake kit for that price. It will cost about $1600 more!
        bobby1234
        • 4 Years Ago
        Ok for $300 more ($1,600 for the brakes minus the $1,300 difference in price of Gt and SS) then you can have a car that is faster, brakes better (most likely), and handles better. I'm willing to spend that extra money to be quite honest.
        • 4 Years Ago
        You have to remember too that there is around a 300 lbs weight difference between the Camaro and the Mustang. The simple fact is that the Brembos are a necessity on the Camaro to slow down all that extra weight.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Ford did an awesome job with the new Mustang.












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      • 4 Years Ago
      This is awesome news to hear. :)
      • 4 Years Ago
      Price wars, HP wars, yay consumer!!!

      "Of course, many people will be quick to point out that you do get more horsepower for the money" and more weight and a crappier interior.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Any word on the price of the V-6 track packed 'stang?
      • 4 Years Ago
      big deal, you know for the first year or so you won't be able to get a GT for under $38K or so. And I'd take Chevy's reliability over Ford's anyday. Besides, there are way too many Mustangs on the road these days.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Especially if something truly special arrives for the 2014 50th Anniversary of the Mustang, the 2011-12 cars will be traded for the anniversary model.
      • 4 Years Ago
      OK Dodge, your turn...offer a Challenger R/T V6 that gets 30 mpg hwy and cost $25,000
        • 4 Years Ago
        The Challenger wouldn't be able to offer a V6. With all that weight you'd probably be watching a Kia Forte or Hyundai Sonata pull away from you.
      • 4 Years Ago
      So sexy. I'm a Mustang fan for sure, but secondly I'm a muscle car fan. I love how this is heating up. Dodge has been fairly quiet for a while now, but I can't wait to see what they do to the Challenger. Also, someone said they would rather have the 370Z.....no way. Performance aside, the Mustang has a much roomier interior; specifically, there are rear seats. From the performance aspect, though, I'm sure the '11 Mustang GT w/ Track Pack will be every bit as agile as the 370Z (and will pull more g's on the skidpad....with an LRA). Boom.
        • 4 Years Ago
        i would still like to see a race between the 370z and the new Mustang
        lets say 370 with sport package Vs the Mustang GT with Track Pack
        how much do you think the Track Pack option will be ? i know the 370 with sport package is $ 32,990
      • 4 Years Ago
      Good job Ford
        • 4 Years Ago
        2 years ago I could not have cared less about what Ford is up to. Right now they are by far the most exciting car company out there. They are definitely on a home run hitting streak.
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