In order to demonstrate the new 2011 Ford Mustang V-6's power and in the same time exclusive fuel efficiency levels, four Mustang engineers, along with the NASCAR driver David Ragan, will attempt to drive more than 1,000 laps, or 533 miles, at Bristol Motor Speedway on a single tank of fuel.

Jamie Allison, director, Ford North America Motorsports, said: "We all know how much fun it is to drive Mustang, but in today's market customers also care about fuel economy. By going at least 1,000 laps on one of NASCAR's most popular tracks, we expect to show that when it comes to Mustang, you can have both performance and fuel economy."

Scheduled for June 23, the Mustang 1,000-Lap Challenge will be starring a 2011 Ford Mustang V-6, which will have no special modifications or add-ons. The recently introduced pony will be powered by the newly-developed lightweight, all-aluminum 3.7-liter dual-overhead-cam (DOHC) V-6 unit that uses advanced engineering to deliver its combination of power and economy - 305 horsepower and 31 miles per gallon. Furthermore, the powerplant's overall efficiency is reinforced by the twin independent variable camshaft timing (Ti-VCT), which adjusts the valvetrain in microseconds depending on the driver's inputs.

Tom Barnes, vehicle engineering manager, Mustang , shares: "This car we will be driving at Bristol is exactly the same Mustang that consumers can purchase at their local Ford dealership. We're not doing any tricks or making any modifications. The base car delivers 31 mpg and this is what you can buy. It has standard tire pressure, standard ride height, standard octane fuel. We're just going to be driving it."

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