Ford Mustang GT 5.0--2012 Test Drive Video Review with Chris Moran from Chicago Motor Cars
An up-close test drive and review of the new 2011 Ford Mustang GT 5.0 with Chris Moran. Vehicle courtesy of the Webb Boys at Packey Webb Ford in Downers Grove. Stop in and see them! By Chris Moran from Chicago Motor Cars
Let's recap: The 2010 Ford Mustang hit dealers about a year ago with comprehensive upgrades to its styling, quality, suspension and brakes, but not its power trains, which have remained largely unaltered since 2005. There was a crappy, 4.0-liter 210 HP V6 no one but teenage girls and rental fleets bought and then there was the old-as-nails 4.6-liter V8 which made only 315 HP. That V8 was fun to use and sounded great, but as soon as the new 426 HP Camaro SS showed up last summer, Ford was left eating Chevy's dust. Making things worse, the Camaro also comes with a V6 which makes 304 HP, nearly as much as the old Mustang GT's V8. Sadly (for Ford at least) engine development didn't keep up with model development and last year's Mustang wasn't as fast as it needed to be.
For 2011, the Mustang is coming with a fitting tribute to its founder — Donald Frey — who died earlier this weekend — two new engines: a 3.7-liter V6 using variable inlet and Exhaust valve timing to achieve both big power and torque figures - 305 HP and 280 Lb-Ft - but also impressive fuel economy - 31 MPG highway/19 MPG city with the 6-speed automatic transmission. The 5.0-liter Coyote V8 uses the same technology to make 412 HP and 390 Lb-Ft, but still manages a respectable 26 MPG highway/ 17 MPG city. The Coyote V8's headline power figure is still a bit shy of the Camaro LS3's 426 HP and 408 Lb-Ft number, but the Ford is a useful 255 Lbs lighter than the Chevy. That actually gives the Mustang GT a slightly superior power-to-weight ratio of .114 HP per pound to the Camaro SS's .110 HP per pound figure.
Rednecks of the world rejoice, the 2011 Ford Mustang GT is now faster in a straight line than the Chevy Camaro SS. Driving Ford legal department-mandated six-speed slushbox-equipped cars, I ran an 86.85 MPH 1/8th mile in the Mustang and an 80.15 MPH run in the Camaro. A lot of the Mustang's advantage is due to lower gearing, as indicated by its 2.165-second 60-foot time despite my laggardly .420-second reaction time. Compare it to the Camaro's 2.549-second 60-foot time despite a better .243-second reaction time. The Ford launches much harder than the Chevy, easily lighting up the rear tires if you switch the traction control off, something the auto-equipped Camaro really hates doing.
So that's it, right? The Mustang is now faster than the Camaro in a straight line and it was already arguably more fun to drive. The Mustang wins the Muscle Car Wars, story over. But Ford didn't stop there, it also comprehensively updated the 2011 Mustang's suspension, brakes and other running gear, not only to keep up with the new-found speed, but to improve the driving experience too.
Let's start with the V6, in fact, let's start with the bottom-of-the-range $22,145 V6 equipped with lilliputian 17-inch wheels and a six-speed manual transmission. In addition to the new engine, it's been upgraded with Electric Power Assist Steering (EPAS), firmer dampers and springs all round, new lower control arms for the live rear axle and thicker anti-sway bars with bushings now bolted to the bar to control its movement more effectively.
The 3.7-liter engine now makes this a genuinely quick car. Ford refuses to quote an official 0-60 MPH time, but indicates 5.5 seconds wouldn't be a bad guess. In action, the six-cylinder feels a lot like an asthmatic version of the old V8. Making its peak 305 HP at 6,500 RPM and its peak 280 Lb-Ft of torque at 4,250 RPM it's got plenty of flexibility for easy day-to-day progress, but you need to be bouncing off the 7,000 RPM limiter regularly to make real progress. Chicago Motor Cars, Chicago Motor Cars, Chicago Motor Cars, Chicago Motor Cars, Chicago Motor Cars, Chicago Motor Cars, Chicago Motor Cars, Chicago Motor Cars, Chicago Motor Cars, Chicago Motor Cars, Chicago Motor Cars, Chicago Motor Cars.chicago motor cars chicago motor cars chicago motor cars chicago motor cars chicago motor cars chicago motor cars chicago motor cars chicago motor cars chicago motor cars chicago motor cars chicago motor cars chicago motor cars chicago motor cars chicago motor cars chicago motor cars chicago motor cars chicago motor cars chicago motor cars chicago motor cars chicago motor cars chicago motor cars www.chicagomotorcars.com
2013 Ford Mustang GT 5.0 and V6 Start Up, Exhaust, and In Depth Review
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Hello and welcome to Saabkyle04! YouTube's largest collection of automotive
variety! In today's video, we'll take an up close and personal, in depth
look at the newly refreshed 2013 Ford Mustang GT and V6
MSRP Pricing for the 2013 Mustang (Not including Boss 302 and
***Prices vary based on equipment and options
Base V6: $22,200
V6 Premium: $26,200
Base GT: $30,300
GT Premium: $34,300
2012 Boss 302 Laguna Seca Review
2012 Boss 302
2011 5.0 California Special (older tour style)
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economy, the occasional track data, and build quality. Also, I will teach
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fashion, that before, you could only get from going to a dealership
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differences about the vehicle, any available options, and of course it
would not be an enthusiast car video without the good ole engine portion
with rev and Exhaust note with
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designed to give others a greater overall appreciation of the vehicle.
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2011 Ford Mustang 5.0 6-spd California Special Start Up, Exhaust, and In Depth Tour
In this video I give a full in depth tour of the 2011 Ford Mustang GT 5.0 California Special. I
take viewers on a close look through the interior and exterior of this car
while showing details, over viewing of features, and noting unique styling
cues to the vehicle itself. I also show the engine and the details of it,
start it up and see how it sounds under acceleration. A thorough
tour/review of this car designed to give others a greater overall
appreciation of the vehicle.
2012 Ford Mustang Boss 302 Start Up, Exhaust, and In Depth Tour
In this video I give a full in depth tour of the 2012 Ford Mustang Boss 302. I take viewers on a
close look through the interior and exterior of this car while showing
details, over viewing of features, and noting unique styling cues to the
vehicle itself. I also show the engine and the details of it, start it up
and see how it sounds under acceleration. A thorough tour/review of this
car designed to give others a greater overall appreciation of the vehicle.
What I don't like in my new 2014 Ford Mustang V6
Vid about what I don't like in the Mustang V6...
1. Steering wheel & driving position
2. on board computer sucks
3. Gear box (1st and 2nd gears)
4. Spedometer on the left
Overall it could be a good car but some details make you feel not in
control of this machine :)
2013 Ford Mustang GT 5.0 Drive & Review
( http://www.TFLcar.com ) The 2013 Ford Mustang GT 5.0 is one of America's
greatest and perhaps most enduring muscle cars. Ford will say that the Mustang is America's very
first muscle car and they might be right. For 2013 Ford has opted the horsepower of the Mustang GT 5.0 to 420 HP
making it one of the most powerful GT cars that you can buy in almost 50
years of continuous Mustang
production. The recipe for a muscle car is simple. Stick a massive V8
engine into a rear drive two door car that seats four and let the tire
smoke begin. In this video we review the latest Mustang muscle to see what almost
$41,000 of Ford tire shredding V8 Mustang muscle drives like.
2012 Mustang GT 5.0 Automatic vs 2012 BMW M3 DCT (BOTH NEW AND STOCK)
**ALSO, CHECK OUT MY OTHER VIDS AND SUBSCRIBE!!** 2012 Mustang GT 5.0 Automatic vs 2012 BMW
M3 SMG (BOTH NEW AND STOCK)
We were a little curious with two cars like this who would put the power to
pavement in straight line drag races. We did try running from a stop, but
only the Mustang could get
traction, the BMW spun like crazy over and over, so we went from a roll to
take traction out of the equation! Both cars are stock, the Mustang 6 speed automatic, and the
BMW has 7 speed DCT transmission, both are V8's, and both make about 400 horsepower. The Mustang sticker price if
$36,xxx, however the M3 is slightly less then DOUBLE the price of the Mustang, over $60,000! More
vids to come, enjoy!
Mustang GT 5.0 & the MX-5 Miata Review
After a loooooong break, largely because Charlie is lazzy, we are back! And
we have a new format. In the interest of continueing to totally rip off Top
Gear, we are now modeling our video layout as such. Watch as we smoke the
tires on the new Mustang
5.0 and toss around the MX-5 Miata. And we even showcase a little 2011
Houston Auto show as well. Sit back, enjoy the ride, and as usual, don't
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The 2011 Ford Mustang GT 5.0 Commercial
Introducing the all new 2011 Ford Mustang GT 5.0 V8. Remastering this
classic pony muscle car was no easy feat. But the return of the legend has
been perfected boasting 412 HP and 390 ft. lbs. of torque. Drive one.