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
2011 Mustang GT Borla Exhaust
This Mustang GT uses Borla S-Type Catback Exhaust.
Sorry. Recorded at a parking lot, there was not enough road to accelerate as it should be.
Thanks to BMC Extreme Customs (creators of the Black Mamba Hood)
This Stang is a 2011 5.0 manual V8 (don´t get confused with the different emblems my car has) and I got inspired mostly on the 2010 Shelby GT 500 Super Snake,
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2012 Boss 302 vs. 2011 Mustang GT Drag Race - AmericanMuscle.com
Check out the 1/4 mile showdown, between Brick "The Racer" from AmericanMuscle.com in our 2012 Boss 302 Mustang and Mike Wilson "The Tuner" from Bama Performance in our 2011 Mustang GT. This rivalry started a few months back and after tons of trash talking, we had to settle it the AmericanMuscle way at Cecil County Dragway in Rising Sun, MD!
- JLT Cold Air Intake
- Bama 93 Race Tune
- Kooks 1 3/4" Long Tube Headers
- Kooks High Flow Catted X-Pipe
- Magnaflow Cat-Back System
- Barton Short Throw Shifter
- Nitto NT05R Rear Tires
- JLT Cold Air Intake
- Bama 93 Race Tune
- Boss Intake Manifold
- Stock Auto Trans.
- Off-Road X-Pipe
- Nitto NT555R Rear Tires
Congratulations to Brick for great driving. Since filming, Mike Wilson threw down consistent 12.0-12.1 passes in the 2011 GT. He's ready for Brick, any time, any place! A Round 2 drag race could happen soon!
The reason we chose the 2012 Boss and 2011 GT were because you guys commented and wanted to see it happen! Make sure to comment and let us know any other videos you'd like to see from the Mustang Experts at AmericanMuscle.com!
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 SMG transmission, both are V8's, and both make about 400 hortsepower. 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!
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.
2012 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 Start Up & Rev - 2K
2012 Shelby Ford Mustang Shelby GT500
For a full tour of a 2013 Ford Mustang Boss 302, please check out this video! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lxp_DBZ_4nY
Sorry about how this video turned but this car had an early run number & so I couldn't go in-depth with it. Aside from that, theres was lots of glare which explains why I inserted so many pictures throughout the vid.
This pony has a supercharged 5.4L DOHC V8 which pumps 550 HP to the rear wheels through a 6 speed manual. This is the latest evolution of the 5.4L Intech V8 engine which 1st saw life in the 1999 Lincoln Navigator, later in The Ford GT40 & Mustangs.
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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 forget to visit our site at www.burnoutradio.com
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.
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.
Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 Super Snake - 750 Horsepower ROAD TEST
I was lucky enough to get the keys to this awesome car and wanted to share my quick blast up this canyon road with any fellow gear heads. I'm just your average car lover that happened upon this great opportunity to wheel one of the fastest production Mustangs ever made! Chevy, Mopar or Ford guys should appreciate this car...750 horsepower in a production street car is flat-out cool. Unfortunately my lack of skills don't do this car justice on the road...but this video will give you a taste of the immense power, ferocious sounds and sexy yet menacing looks of this American muscle car.
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