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2011 Ford Mustang V6 runs 776.5 miles on one tank, 48.5 mpg [w/video]

by Sam Abuelsamid (RSS feed) on Jun 24th, 2010 at 12:33PM

On Tuesday, June 23, a group of Ford engineers hit the track at Bristol Motor Speedway in Tennessee in a completely stock 2011 Mustang V6. When Mustangs are on a track, usually the drivers are in search of outright speed, but that wasn't the case this time around. Instead the team of five drivers alternated every hour to see how far they could make the Mustang go on just one tank of gas. The new 3.7-liter V6 in the Mustang is rated at 305 horsepower and 30 mpg on the highway, and the team's goal was to cover 1,000 laps of the 0.533-mile "bull-ring" track. Twelve and a half hours after... Read More

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