2011 Ford Mustang

Welcome to the Cruizin Concepts Wholesale 2011 Ford Mustang page. As most of you know, there are a host of upgrades to the '11 vs the '10 and older. To start with, all models received new and improved engine and transmission choices. Previously, the base car used a 4.0 liter iron block V6 producing a then healthy 210 horsepower. The 2011 Mustang uses an all new 3.7 liter aluminum block engine making 305 horsepower and still gets over 30mpg. Another significant upgrade is the use of a new 6 speed manual transmission in place of the aged 5 speed allowing a lower top gear rpm for improved fuel economy and a numerically higher 1st gear for increased acceleration. The automatic has also been upgraded to a six speed with smoother shifts and an over-all better feel of the power increase. As for the GT version, well that is an entirely different monster. Instead of the aging 4.6 SOHC the Mustang has used since 1996, they brought back a name-plate dating back over 3 decades. Although it shares the same badge and CI displacement as the old 302, the similarities stop there. The new engine is an all aluminum, twin cam DOHC power house making 412 horsepower and nearly 400 lb ft of tire shredding, asphalt melting torque. This is coupled to a standard 6 speed manual for over 20mpg and neck snapping acceleration. The new motor makes over 100 more horsepower and weighs less than the smaller 281 CI mill. Because this is the most powerful Mustang GT in history, it required the most powerful brakes available. The engineers at Ford saw the enormous potential of the Brembo braking system used on the GT500 and decided they would allow the new GT buyers to option for the system as a factory installed part. Many of the 05+ GT owners were voicing their opinion that the factory brakes were insufficient and installing the Brembos themselves. Now they can pick up a 400+hp racer with a world class braking system right from he dealership.

The new engine is dubbed the "Coyote" and although it is badged at 5.0 liters, it is measured at 4.9+ liters as was the previous pushrod 5.0. It uses a dual over head cam design with variable cam timing that allows the motor to adjust for economy and performance on the fly. It has a fairly high compression ratio of 11.0:1 that runs best on premium(91+ octane) fuel but accepts regular(87+ octane) without the issue of detonation. While the crank is forged, the rods and pistons are not on the standard 2011 5.0 engine. There are, however, oil squirters to cool and better lubricate the pistons and a baffle in the oil pan to prevent starvation from hard cornering. What this all equates to is a 0-60 time in the low 4s and a standing quarter mile under 13 seconds. Wow.

The best part about the 2011 Mustang is that it absolutely spanks the Camaro SS and the Challenger R/T. And it does it at a lower price! The smaller displacement motor constructed of aluminum means it has less weight to throw around with just as much power. A higher power to weight ratio means a faster, more nimble car. And it has a live rear axle! None of that IFS mumbo jumbo that is a nightmare to work on and can't handle the power these monster mod motors make. Let's take a quick look at some of the Mustang's competition:

Chevrolet Camaro SS - 426hp; 3,860lb curb weight; $30,945 base price.
Dodge Challenger SRT8 - 425hp; 4,140lb curb weight; $42,930 base price(seriously??!).
Ford Mustang GT - 412hp; 3,605lb curb weight; $29,645 base price.

So the Camaro clocks in at 9.06+ pounds per horsepower. The Challenger weighs in at a ridiculous 9.74+ pounds per horsepower. And the winner of the best power to weight ratio? The Mustang at a super car like 8.75 pounds per horsepower. At 255 pounds lighter than the Camaro and a staggering 535 pounds lighter than the Challenger, it is no wonder the 2011 Mustang GT kills the competition. And at $1300 less than the Camaro and a comical $13,285 less than the Challenger it is also the best bang for the buck, period. A stellar interior, world class power train and basement level pricing make the 2011 Mustang a steal and one of the best buys of the decade. You might also factor in that the2011 Mustang parts market is much larger and as such accessories and performance upgrades will be easier to find.

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