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From pony to stallion: Ford drops “Coyote”V8, 315 HP V6 and more into 2011 Mustang

It’s about time. The 2011 Ford Mustang will be getting the extra punch it needs to duke it out with the new Chevrolet Camaro SS, Dodge Challenger SRT8 and their V6 counterparts. For the 2011 model year, new engine options for the Mustang will include a 400 HP 5.0L “Coyote” V8 and a 315 HP 3.7L V6 that will outperform the six-shooter in the new Camaro. 

Also on the docket for the Stang are a six-speed gearbox and a Boss special edition in 2012. This juicy info was leaked from The Mustang Source. Here’s the main clip with all the goodies attached:

“3.7L V6 to be rated at 315 horsepower: Same as 2010 GT; 15 hp more than Camaro V6
No immediate plans for EcoBoost V6 Mustang due to small horsepower gap between EcoBoost and 5.0L V8 (365 vs 400)
2011 Mustang GT to be rated at 400 horsepower, will get increase in 2012
2011 Mustang GT to get 6-speed transmission and variable valve timing
2011 Mustang GT Track Pack to include Brembo brakes
2011 Mustang GT 5.0L V8, 6-speed, track pack, Brembo brakes ran even with 414-hp BMW M3, which is 200 lbs lighter, at GingerMan Raceway in South Haven, Michigan
2011 Shelby GT500 to get Aluminum Block
Next special edition: 2012 Boss”

Sources: 

(1) http://jalopnik.com/5351785/2011-ford-mustang-gets-315-hp-v6-50+liter-coyote-v8-six+speed-gearbox


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