2011 Ford Mustang V6 strikes with 305 hp
Ford is surprising the pony car fans with a revamped 2011 Ford Mustang V6, which will be presented at the LA Auto Show 2009. The updated legendary vehicle is fitted with an all-new aluminum dual-overhead cam (DOHC) engine that achieves 30 mpg on the highway with a six-speed automatic transmission.
By using Ford's latest advanced technologies, the new 3.7-liter Duratec 24-valve V6 engine delivers significantly higher performance (305 hp and 280 ft.-lb.) and economy levels than its predecessor – despite its smaller displacement.
"Mustang is completely transformed with this new engine," said Derrick Kuzak, group vice president, Global Product Development. "Everything people love about the car is still there and now under the hood is a V-6 engine that uses premium technology to deliver the power, the feel, the fuel efficiency, even the sound of the best sports coupes in the world."
The output data increase is achieved through Twin Independent Variable Camshaft Timing (Ti-VCT), which allows variable control of valve operation across the rev range. The variable cams operate on a Direct Acting Mechanical Bucket (DAMB) valvetrain using polished buckets and roller finger followers to reduce friction. The end result is as much as a 3 percent improvement in fuel economy and a 10 percent improvement in power output versus traditional engines without these advanced features.
The new 3.7 litre engine benefits also from a cold air induction unit and dual exhaust system, which gives him free-breathing style and 7,000 rpm redline. 2011 Ford Mustang is available with both the all-new six-speed manual gearbox and the six-speed automatic transmission. To handle with all the additional power output, the refined pony car is equipped with upgraded chassis, which includes revised dampers and spring rates, new rear lower control arm and stiffened stabilizer bar bushings.
Furthermore, the new 2011 Ford Mustang V6 comes with new instrument cluster graphics, including a speedometer that reads up to 160 mph and a tachometer that reads to 8,000 rpm, reflecting the free-revving style of the new engine. New door seals and a rear wheel arch liner reduces the road noise and contributes for more enjoyable drive.
For the race enthusiasts, Ford is offering an exclusive Performance Package, which will hit the market in August 2010.
2011 Ford Mustang Performance Package Includes:
- A 3.31 rear axle ratio for quicker off-the-line acceleration
- Mustang GT coupe front and rear stabilizer bars
- Mustang GT front struts and rear shocks/springs
- Shelby GT500 rear lower control arm
- Unique 19-inch wheels
- Pirelli performance tires for improved grip
- Mustang GT front and rear brake calipers with Performance Friction pads
- A strut tower brace for increased body rigidity
- Unique electronic stability control calibration with Sport mode for performance driving
- Unique badging