February 1, 2023

2011 Mustang has 315HP with a V6!?!?!


I still remember what it was like when my best friend Brent got a 1994 Mustang GT. The car was brand new, and instantly attracted the high-school gold digger set. It also had 215 horsepower stock, which was about 100 more ponies than my 1987 Mazda 323. The Mustang was dope, 5 speed manual, with enough torque to force your body into the sporty bucket seats and hold it there until you let off the gas. Brent was an affluent dude, and later got a Corvette. It was a ridiculously fast car for the time, 0-60 was like 5.7 seconds and the stock HP was 305, got 15 miles per gallon — and the car cost about $50k. We took 35 mph turns at around 65 mph with no problem. If you floored the gas all you could do was point the vehicle straight and hope for the best as the back end violently swerved back and forth just trying to get traction. It was awesome! Now why am I telling you all this? Because Ford just released the specs for the 2011 Mustang. It has 315 HP in a V6 with 30 miles per gallon for about half the price of the old Vette. I guess you really can have performance and fuel economy. Anyways, even though Detroit is way late in the green movement it’s good to see that they are finally jumping in head first.

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