• Apr 30, 2010
2011 Ford Mustang GT promo – Click above to watch video after the jump

At this point, we know all there is to know about the 2011 Ford Mustang. The fact that the all-new 5.0-liter V8 delivers a heady 412 horsepower and 390 pound-feet of torque is scrawled on our collective consciousness for good. Likewise, it's old news that the base car has been transmuted from rental fodder into a genuine sports car thanks to its new 305 horsepower 3.7-liter V6. Needless to say, Ford has a bit of a challenge ahead of it when it comes to marketing its reborn pony.

How do you advertise a car that has been so thoroughly dissected by every auto rag and site on the planet? If you're the Blue Oval, you do it by showing the adoring public exactly what makes the car so special. Ford has rolled out two new promos for the 2011 Mustang, both of which pour over every detail of both the mighty GT and respectable V6. There's plenty of awesome CG to take you deep into each car's drivetrain, and a burly voice over to remind everyone just how manly you'll be when you hop behind the wheel.

Hit the jump for your daily dose of engine p0rn.

[Source: Ford via YouTube]





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      • 4 Years Ago
      How about the V-6 with a twin turbo?
      • 4 Years Ago
      Did they mention 31mpg? They really wanted to advertise the 'ell out of that 31 figure.....but where are all the engine noises?!
      • 4 Years Ago
      they shouldve had it race the old 5.0
        • 4 Years Ago
        LOL! The new *V6* would embarrass the old 5.0! The new 5.0 would absolutely DESTROY it. I had an '87 5.0 LX and a '96 Cobra. The new V6 makes the same HP and almost as much TQ as my old Cobra - while getting 31 MPG! Amazing. Way to go, Ford!
      Joe C.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Some very good things are happening around The Blue Oval's door step. The V6 has an amazing 305hp, more than the last gen 4.6L GT while still hitting the 30 MPG barrier. All of this talk about interiors is actually kind of annoying, actual race cars don't even have a dashboard or center console so be happy your getting anything at all! With me interior means nothing, It's all about performance!
      • 4 Years Ago
      But if you actually drive YOUR car like that, I wonder if they will pull your warranty.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Still hate the GT grill. Too much grey plastic.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Yeah it does look better in person, but I'm not a fan of it either, it works on the Camaro and Challenger but not the Mustang. I would still get the Mustang over the other two though.
        • 4 Years Ago
        It looks way better in person than CGI. Go look at a Camaro. It's all black plastic too.

        The V6 video was much better, IMO. These have been posted on The Mustang Source for a few days now.

        And if anyone is interested, Evolution Performance, a well-known S197 (05+) Mustang tuner, has already gotten their mitts on an 11 GT, ran it at the strip, strapped it to a Mustang dyno, installed a suspension kit, and a catback exhaust.

        http://www.facebook.com/pages/Evolution-Performance-Inc/262882950647
      • 4 Years Ago
      12.7 1/4 mile is niiiice.

      This forces all Challenger and Camaro owners to go in their pockets and spend more money just so they don't get spanked. Seriously....this is bad news for the Chevy and Dodge.

      I hope its possible to strap some boost onto the GT...that compression number isn't boost friendly. The GT might be maxed out.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Shelby got their hands on the '11 GT and brought back the GT350 name. It's a supercharged version of this same engine putting out 550hp. So yeah, you can boost it.
        • 4 Years Ago
        hey Chris, from what I have read, Ford pushed the Modular engine to the limit of what it could on a Naturally Aspirated perspective.

        Keep in mind, the 5.0 is underrated, but Ford's engineers have basically maxed this V8 architecture out. Still, no other engine in this class will give you 395 rwhp from a n/a engine--not even the M3 (different class obviously, but still).

        Very impressive stuff all told. I just think Mustangs need to lose weight. Shellby's 2011 GT350 was a massive disappointment in this regard. Talk about bungling both looks and racing pedigree.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I would so be in line to buy a car with that engine, gearbox choice, and RWD...

      That also had a sleek look, a liftback hatch, IRS, and a kinetic outer design language, and a modern interior design.

      It would be just great with me if it wore a Mercury badge, and let the Mustang still do what it does currently.

      Make a 5-door sport sedan variant of the 3-door coupe I just described... Cougar and Marauder. Good to GO.
        • 4 Years Ago
        That is a good idea! Stretch out the wheelbase for better rear seat legroom. The front end can be re-designed with a lower grill for better aero-dynamics. It will depend on the bean counters at Ford. The big question is " Is there a big market for it"?


      • 4 Years Ago
      Here is how I would showcase the leap in technology of the Ford mustang V6 with an automatic transmission.

      Use my car.....Ya my old car! 1973 Volvo 1800ES. It was considered a showcase of advance technolgy in it's day with fuel injection, 4 wheel disk brakes, and modern styling. My car is a 4 cylinder automatic, rear drive, and only weighs 2600 pounds. Yet it's a total slug and gets poor mileage.

      Run the Volvo through a series of tests in it's present form.
      1/8 mile, 1/4 mile, 0-60, closed course, and then run a gas mileage test.

      Next, swap in the 3.7 V6 Mustang drivetrain into the Volvo. Engine to rear axle.

      Perform the same tests again and make a comparison.
      The results will be amaing in a 2600 pound car!

      The auto magazines would be all over this!

      Ford, do it! My car is available!
      • 4 Years Ago
      I'm still trying to place the music from the GT video. It sounds a lot like Breaking Benjamin...
      • 4 Years Ago
      I really want one, but I think I'm going to hold out a bit with the hopes they'll bring out a Boss edition.
        • 4 Years Ago
        With the Boss-302R already running the racing circuit, you can expect a BOSS 302 early next year for sure... once SVT has their way with it... lighter weight, performance oriented kick in the A$$...!!!
      • 4 Years Ago
      Here is a picture of the Volvo, the Mustang V6 drivetrain should be an easy swap.

      Link 1: http://www.flickr.com/photos/29396384@N05/4567292700/
      Link2: http://www.flickr.com/photos/29396384@N05/4567292736/

      I will be seaching the junkyards a year from now to get an entire Mustang 3.7 V6 drivetrain.
      I bet it will get 40 mpg and tear up the track!
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