That’s pretty impressive considering the current Mustang GT packs 315 hp and 320 lb-ft of torque. For comparison 2010 Chevrolet Camaro SS has 422 hp from a 6.2-liter V8 and 2010 Dodge Challenger SRT8 packs 425 hp from a 6.1-liter Hemi.
New Mustang GT should be faster as it is a lot lighter than its two domestic competitors. No information on the performance numbers, but it is expected to accelerate from 0-60 mph in 4.5 seconds.
Other highlights of the 2011 Mustang GT are a specially tuned Electric Power Assist Steering (EPAS), 11.5-inch front and 11.8-inch rear vented disc brakes, an enhanced suspension, standard message center, integrated blind spot mirrors,
There is also a Brembo brake package, with larger rotors and calipers from the Ford Shelby GT500 Mustang, unique 19-inch wheels and summer performance tires.
With the new six-speed automatic transmission the 2011 Mustang GT will deliver an estimated 25 mpg highway and 17 in the city. This is up from 23 mpg highway and 17 city for the 2010 model. Models equipped with the six-speed manual are projected to deliver 24 mpg highway and 16 mpg city.
If the regular Mustang GT packs now 412 hp, we can’t wait to see the new GT500!
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