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 Ford Mustang GT 5.0 6-spd Start Up, Exhaust, and In Depth Tour
In this video I give a full in depth tour of the 2011 Ford Mustang GT with the all new 5.0L V8.
this particular one being a premium with the 6 speed manual transmission.
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.
2013 Ford Shelby GT500 Chases 200 MPH! - Ignition Episode 18
On this episode of Ignition, Carlos Lago tests the most powerful production
car made in America - the new 2013 Ford Shelby GT500. After running the
GT500 through Motor Trend's instrumented testing gauntlet, including top
speed pulls on the Dyno, we head to Kingman,
Arizona, where pro racer Randy Pobst gets behind the wheel to see if Ford's
662-HP beast can break the elusive 200 mph barrier.
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Top Gear testing a Mustang shelby GT500
Starting in 2008, previous 2007 Shelby GT500 Mustangs could be sent to Carroll
Shelby's Special Performance Plant in Las Vegas to be rebuilt into a Super
Snake, which resembles the 1968 GT500KR, for an additional cost of $27,995.
The Super Snake will offer a 605 hp 5.4LEaton roots type supercharged
version with warranty. A Kenne Bell twin-screw supercharged version with
"over 725 hp" will also be available, without warranty and a 0-60 time of
under 4 seconds. The Super Snake is inspired by the 1967 GT500 Super
Snake, a car made by Carroll Shelby for Goodyear Tires
Automobile racer Carroll Shelby transformed a conventional Mustang into a serious track racer
designated as the "GT-350". The fastbacks were shipped from the San Jose,
California assembly plant and fitted with a "Hi-Po" 289, 4-speed manual
transmission, and included front disc brakes and heavy duty rear drum
brakes. Additionally, shortened hoods and deleted rear seats with
identifying trim were among the visual variations. These select Mustangs were converted to street,
road racing, and drag cars in Shelby's plant at Los Angeles International
2009 Ford Mustang Review - Kelley Blue Book
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The Ford Mustang and a
5.0-liter V8 go together like peanut butter and chocolate. That's why we
couldn't be happier that the latest Ford Mustang GT now comes with a proper
5.0-liter V8 engine. In this video KBB's Micah Muzio drives the latest Mustang making use of that
5.0-liter power and exploring some of the other reasons why the Mustang GT absolutely rocks. Hint:
burnouts, drifting, donuts and, perhaps most surprisingly, excellent
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Test Drive: 2012 Ford Mustang GT 5.0 California Special
THIS IS AMAZING! This is one test drive that I thought I had lost forever,
until it's recent discovery on an old memory card that I found stuffed in a
corner of my camera bag! Enjoy the ride, and FEEL THE POWER! =)
For this test drive, we go out in the newly refined 2012 Ford Mustang GT 5.0 California Special,
equipped with the newly developed 5.0L Ti-VCT 32v V8. The purpose of the
drive is to demonstrate the new 5.0L V8 engine in varied road conditions,
while discussing many of the features of both the exterior and interior
that are included with the GT/CS package.
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.
2011 Mustang GT 0-151mph
a run on my '11 Mustang GT
5.0 from 0 - 151 mph, some wheel spin from 1st to 2nd and missed 5th. its a
little to hard hold the camera and the steering wheel with one hand and
shift with the other. and i ran out of road so this is the top speed so
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 Mustang 5.0 Longtube Headers
A friend's 2012 Mustang GT
with BBK long tube headers, Magnaflow 3 inch off road x-pipe, resonator
deletes and SLP loudmouth muffler deletes. There is no restriction on the
Exhaust whatsoever therefore, it's
loud as fuck. All Exhaust work was
done at Pronto muffler shop in Laredo TX. This is no doubt the loudest Mustang I've heard.
Mod list: RTR chin spoiler, GT500 rear valence, roush side skirts, 19 inch
AMR charcoal wheels. GT500 rear wing, 6000k hid headlights/fogs, airaid
cold air intake, Exhaust(posted
above), SR lowering springs, tinted brake lights and Bama tuned.
2012 Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4 Start Up, Exhaust, Test Drive, and In Depth Tour
Hello and welcome to Saabkyle04! YouTube's largest collection of automotive
variety! In today's video, we will take an up close and personal in depth
look at the the Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4, an all new V12 all wheel
drive flagship to replace the Murcielago. Packed with technological
innovations and comfort, it's a more comfortable car to drive as far as
super cars go, more powerful, lighter, and vastly improved with handling.
The body is very reminiscent to the Reventon design concept rather than
it's Murcielago sibling. Exactly what a new flagship from Lamborghini
should be. During this presentation, we will take a 1st person look at what
the car is all about beginning with the start up, performance data, fuel
economy, the occasional track data, and build quality. Also, I will teach
you how to use most of the interior and exterior features in a detailed
fashion, that before, you could only get from going to a dealership
yourself! Throughout the video, I will highlight key styling and unique
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
interior and exterior perspectives. A thorough tour/review of this car
designed to give others a greater overall appreciation of the vehicle.
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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
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