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2011 Ford Mustang GT

The 5.zero is back! The 2011 Ford Mustang GT arrives with an all-new superior 5.zero-liter V-eight engine, advanced via way of means of a passionate cadre of enthusiastic engineers who rallied across the not unusualplace aim of handing over extra than four hundred horsepower.

The contemporary-day 5.zero-liter four-valve Twin Independent Variable Camshaft Timing (Ti-VCT) V-eight engine withinside the new Ford Mustang GT will supply 412 horsepower and 390 ft.-lb. of torque. At the equal time, gas financial system is projected to be higher than the preceding version and unsurpassed withinside the segment.

"This all-new 5.zero-liter engine is the subsequent bankruptcy withinside the improvement of the world-elegance Mustang powertrain portfolio," stated Derrick Kuzak, organization vice president, Global Product Development. "It's a very well contemporary-day engine for the times, handing over the overall performance and fun-to-power aspect that fanatics want, at the same time as enhancing gas financial system."

Coyote withinside the lobby

Many of the engineers at the improvement crew have labored withinside the Engine and Electrical Engineering Building at the Dearborn, Mich., product improvement middle campus. For years they walked beyond the unique 5.zero-liter V-eight Coyote Indy racing engine on show withinside the lobby, always stimulated via way of means of its blend of historical past, excessive generation and horsepower.

The powertrain improvement network had lengthy desired to broaden a brand new 5.zero-liter powertrain, with strategic discussions starting in 2000. By 2007, the Mustang aggressive panorama changed into starting to extrade, a signal that the time changed into proper for advancing the Ford Mustang GT powertrain to world-elegance levels.

The crew commenced 5.zero-liter engine improvement with the goal of handing over four hundred-plus horsepower, on a timetable extended via way of means of twelve months with out compromises in reliability, durability, gas financial system, or noise, vibration and harshness (NVH) manipulate.

"Nearly all the crew contributors have labored on different excessive-profile powertrain programs," stated V-eight Engine Programs Manager Mike Harrison. "They all had a clean imaginative and prescient of the paintings required on their unique thing or subsystem. Their ardour for engines, racing and handing over each closing ounce of overall performance in the course of the engine pace variety without a doubt established that they placed their heads and their hearts into this powertrain."

Development check engines and benchmarks blanketed 5.zero-liter blocks, using exceptional bore and stroke measurements, GT500 four-valve-per-cylinder heads and cams, diverse consumption manifold runner configurations, differing compression ratios and a deep-sump oil pan. The crew additionally evaluated Ford Racing's 5.zero-liter "Cammer" V-eight crate engine for transferable fine practices.

Extensive computer-aided engineering (CAE) modeling, improvement engine experimentation and assessment in aggregate with tricky device paintings introduced this promising, all-new configuration to jaw-losing lifestyles in an extended time frame.

The end result of this improvement is an "and" solution, now no longer an "or." 2011 Mustang consumers will revel in the advantages of a effective engine in addition to accountable gas financial system.


A vital detail withinside the 5.zero-liter V-eight's cappotential to supply 412 horsepower, with advanced drivability, tractability and gas financial system over the 2010 Ford Mustang GT powertrain, is more suitable Ti-VCT.

For a excessive-overall performance application, the crew distinctive cam-torque-actuated variable camshaft timing. Using present cam torque energy, with help from pressurized oil, supposed that minimum improvements to the oil pump had been required, ensuing in much less parasitic drag. Increased volumetric and thermal performance offers quicker Ti-VCT reaction in any respect engine speeds.

During the improvement phase, camshaft elevate profile and port optimization commenced with better-elevate Ford Racing aftermarket units, changed for compatibility with diverse four-valve-per-cylinder heads. Extensive CAE and dynamometer trying out changed into carried out to fine-music camshaft activities and port float for overall performance and gas performance along side the variable camshaft timing.

The ensuing all-new aluminum four-valve-per-cylinder heads function a compact curler finger follower valvetrain format leaving extra room for excessive-float ports for free-respiration overall performance. Head shape changed into designed to assist better cylinder head pressures and cross-float cooling for sustained excessive-rpm use. Head bolt length changed into elevated from eleven to twelve millimeters to incorporate the better combustion pressures.

The aluminum block changed into advanced for optimized windage and oil drainback beneathneath lateral situations and excessive rpm, which includes a track-day trip for an enthusiastic proprietor and driver. Increased major bearing bulkhead widths and nodular iron cross-bolted major bearing caps with upsized bolts had been additionally hired to house the considerable overall performance boom.

An extra detail is the elevated ability and baffling of the deep-sump stamped metal oil pan to permit sustained excessive-rpm use and provide the ease of 10,000-mile oil extrade intervals. Piston-cooling jets additionally had been included for overall performance-minded clients and for quicker oil warm-up on bloodless start.

Specially designed tubular exhaust headers had been advanced to maximise exhaust pulse separation and enhance float. A crew analyst really fabricated the tubular headers in his domestic workshop, bringing the CAE layout to lifestyles.

Performance and gas financial system

The 412 horsepower and 390 ft.-lb. of torque brought via way of means of the 2011 Mustang GT 5.zero-liter V-eight constitute considerable will increase as opposed to the 2010 version yr output levels.

The six-pace computerized transmission at the 2011 Ford Mustang GT will supply as much as an envisioned 25 mpg motorway and 17 withinside the metropolis. This is up from 23 mpg motorway and 17 metropolis for the 2010 version. Six-pace guide transmission Ford Mustang GT fashions for 2011 are projected to supply 24 mpg motorway and sixteen metropolis, matching the 2010 version however handing over drastically extra horsepower and overall performance feel.

2011 Ford Mustang GT gas financial system is enabled via way of means of the Ti-VCT, the six-pace transmissions in computerized or guide variations, EPAS and a further rear decklid seal to beautify aerodynamics.

Fuel financial system is also aided via way of means of engineering a light-weight powertrain. The engine, as shipped, weighs simply 430 pounds. This represents a weight financial savings of extra than 20 percentage as opposed to the preceding 5.zero-liter offering. Lower mass may be attributed to the aluminum block and heads, the light-weight composite consumption manifold, composite cam covers and hole camshafts.

Improved using dynamics

EPAS has made a dramatic contribution to Ford Mustang GT using dynamics, handing over faster on-middle guidance reaction, elevated attempt at motorway speeds and decreased attempt required in low-pace parking maneuvers. EPAS lets in particular tuning for the Ford Mustang GT application.

The 2011 Ford Mustang GT capabilities an more suitable rear decrease manipulate arm to feature stiffness, enhance powertrain NVH manipulate and sharpen handling. A stiffened rear stabilizer bar for higher on-middle guidance is likewise blanketed. Stabilizer bar diameters, spring fees and dampers all had been tuned for advanced dynamics.

A Brembo brake bundle improve could be to be had for severe fanatics. This bundle consists of 14-inch vented the front discs from the GT500 Mustang, precise 19-inch alloy wheels and summer time season overall performance tires.

Added comfort content

For 2011, Ford Mustang GT gives drivers numerous new comfort technologies, consisting of:

  • Standard message middle
  • Integrated blind spot mirrors
  • MyKey™ programmable car key
  • Illuminated visors
  • Universal storage door opener
  • Sun visor storage

New look

From the 5.zero fender badges to the brand new engine cover, Ford Mustang GT honors and maintains the proud historical past of its predecessors. The speedometer will increase to a hundred and sixty mph and the tachometer redline advances from 6,500 to 7,000 rpm.

Three colourful new shades could be introduced for 2011 consisting of Yellow Blaze Tri-Coat, Race Red and Ingot Silver.

Improved NVH manipulate and convertible rigidity

For 2011, Ford Mustang GT advantages from across-the-board NVH improvements. These encompass extra sound-deadening cloth on both facet of the device panel, a further seal among door and rocker panel to lessen wind noise and a actual wheel arch liner to lessen noise on gravel or moist surfaces.

Ford Mustang GT convertible fashions function more suitable structural rigidity, with lateral stiffness advanced via way of means of 12 percentage as opposed to the 2010 version. A tower-to-tower the front strut brace is now standard, and the V-brace has been stiffened via way of means of including gussets. The secondary crossmember additionally has been stiffened at the same time as a the front Z-brace has been introduced, connecting number one and secondary crossmembers. A-pillar stiffening foam additionally has been introduced to boom rigidity.

"This powertrain honors Mustang's historical past via way of means of elevating the bar on overall performance at the same time as growing gas financial system," stated Barb Samardzich, vice president, Powertrain Development. "For fanatics, which includes the passionate contributors of the 5.zero-liter V-eight crew, it is like having your cake and ingesting it, too."