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Ford Mustang levels the playing field

KSUmarksmanKSUmarksman Member Posts: 10,705 ✭✭✭
edited December 2009 in General Discussion
looks like Ford woke up and gave the 2011 Mustang (base model) a new engine to compete with the Camaro...its a 3.7L V6 that makes 305HP...
I bet that the V8 on the GT will be replaced with something more powerful as well...since the existing V8 is a 310HP motor, not that far from the 2011 base...

link to article:
http://autos.aol.com/article/2011-ford-mustang?icid=main|netscape|dl2|link2|http%3A%2F%2Fautos.aol.com%2Farticle%2F2011-ford-mustang
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  • Mr. FriendlyMr. Friendly Member Posts: 7,981
    edited November -1
    quote:Originally posted by KSUmarksman
    looks like Ford woke up and gave the 2011 Mustang (base model) a new engine to compete with the Camaro...its a 3.7L V6 that makes 305HP...
    I bet that the V8 on the GT will be replaced with something more powerful as well...since the existing V8 is a 310HP motor, not that far from the 2011 base...

    link to article:
    http://autos.aol.com/article/2011-ford-mustang?icid=main|netscape|dl2|link2|http%3A%2F%2Fautos.aol.com%2Farticle%2F2011-ford-mustang
    They always seem to fall a bit flat against gm's horsepower numbers, and the streets have just about always been ruled by gm. What will happen now with the destruction of gm is anyones guess.
  • catpealer111catpealer111 Member Posts: 10,695
    edited November -1
    I heard rumor a few months back that a RWD version of the SHO's twin turbo is going to find it's way into the Mustang.
  • SuburbanNoizeSuburbanNoize Member Posts: 10,142
    edited November -1
    Over on TampaRacing i read an article that the GT will have 400 horses. Finally the V6 mustang isnt the * mustang anymore.
  • mark christianmark christian Forums Admins, Member, Moderator Posts: 24,511 ******
    edited November -1
    I've only rented a car a handful of times while in Europe but while my girlfriend and I were in Spain I decided that we needed a car and she talked me into renting (what I remember as) a 2006 GT and I have to say that the car was a lot of fun to drive. The V8 in the Mustang is nearly identical in size and output to the V8 in my BMW, but with the lower gearing it was much quicker to hustle it down the road. The speed limit in Spain is 75mph so top end really meant very little, but it easily went into triple digit speeds with little fanfare. I was not impressed enough to buy one of the cars, but it was fun to race around.
    [img][/img]lubka3a.jpg
  • RugerNinerRugerNiner Member Posts: 12,636 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    2011 Ford Mustang V-6 goes high-tech: new 305-Hp engine, six-SPEED transmission expected to Deliver 30 MPG highway
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  • slipgateslipgate Member Posts: 12,741
    edited November -1
    Charger/Challenger blows them all away! And looks a HELL of a lot better!
  • shilowarshilowar Member Posts: 38,807 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    quote:Originally posted by slipgate
    Charger/Challenger blows them all away! And looks a HELL of a lot better!


    Someone has been smoking crack!

    Challenger 372 hp/4040 lbs
    Mustang 300 hp/3356 lbs
    Camaro 422hp/3750 lbs
    winner!!
  • slipgateslipgate Member Posts: 12,741
    edited November -1
    quote:Originally posted by shilowar
    quote:Originally posted by slipgate
    Charger/Challenger blows them all away! And looks a HELL of a lot better!


    Someone has been smoking crack!

    Challenger 372 hp/4040 lbs
    Mustang 300 hp/3356 lbs
    Camaro 422hp/3750 lbs
    winner!!


    Take another toke off your own pipe! [:D][:D] Challenger SRT8 puts out 425 HP! BUSTED! [:D][:D]

    http://www.dodge.com/en/2010/challenger/performance/engine/
  • allthewayalltheway Member Posts: 292 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    quote:Originally posted by slipgate
    quote:Originally posted by shilowar
    quote:Originally posted by slipgate
    Charger/Challenger blows them all away! And looks a HELL of a lot better!


    Someone has been smoking crack!

    Challenger 372 hp/4040 lbs
    Mustang 300 hp/3356 lbs
    Camaro 422hp/3750 lbs
    winner!!


    Take another toke off your own pipe! [:D][:D] Challenger SRT8 puts out 425 HP! BUSTED! [:D][:D]

    http://www.dodge.com/en/2010/challenger/performance/engine/





    2010 Ford Shelby GT 500 - 540 HP - WINNER

    At around $46,000, I'm seriously looking.
  • shilowarshilowar Member Posts: 38,807 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    quote:Originally posted by slipgate
    quote:Originally posted by shilowar
    quote:Originally posted by slipgate
    Charger/Challenger blows them all away! And looks a HELL of a lot better!


    Someone has been smoking crack!

    Challenger 372 hp/4040 lbs
    Mustang 300 hp/3356 lbs
    Camaro 422hp/3750 lbs
    winner!!


    Take another toke off your own pipe! [:D][:D] Challenger SRT8 puts out 425 HP! BUSTED! [:D][:D]

    http://www.dodge.com/en/2010/challenger/performance/engine/





    Yeah for $10-15k more than a Camaro and the SRT8 is STILL heavier than the Camaro


    So I buy a camaro for $35k, add a supercharger for $5k and I have a 550 hp monster for still $5-10k less than your SRT8 family car
  • slipgateslipgate Member Posts: 12,741
    edited November -1
    quote:Originally posted by alltheway
    quote:Originally posted by slipgate
    quote:Originally posted by shilowar
    quote:Originally posted by slipgate
    Charger/Challenger blows them all away! And looks a HELL of a lot better!


    Someone has been smoking crack!

    Challenger 372 hp/4040 lbs
    Mustang 300 hp/3356 lbs
    Camaro 422hp/3750 lbs
    winner!!


    Take another toke off your own pipe! [:D][:D] Challenger SRT8 puts out 425 HP! BUSTED! [:D][:D]

    http://www.dodge.com/en/2010/challenger/performance/engine/





    2010 Ford Shelby GT 500 - 540 HP - WINNER

    At around $46,000, I'm seriously looking.


    Damn, I was wondering when someone was going to pull the Shelby out of their *. Nice car though. About the same price as a fully loaded Challenger. I'd still take the Challenger!

    10_d_cgr_photo_ext_22.jpg
  • allthewayalltheway Member Posts: 292 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    quote:Originally posted by slipgate
    quote:Originally posted by alltheway
    quote:Originally posted by slipgate
    quote:Originally posted by shilowar
    quote:Originally posted by slipgate
    Charger/Challenger blows them all away! And looks a HELL of a lot better!


    Someone has been smoking crack!

    Challenger 372 hp/4040 lbs
    Mustang 300 hp/3356 lbs
    Camaro 422hp/3750 lbs
    winner!!


    Take another toke off your own pipe! [:D][:D] Challenger SRT8 puts out 425 HP! BUSTED! [:D][:D]

    http://www.dodge.com/en/2010/challenger/performance/engine/





    2010 Ford Shelby GT 500 - 540 HP - WINNER

    At around $46,000, I'm seriously looking.


    Damn, I was wondering when someone was going to pull the Shelby out of their *. Nice car though. About the same price as a fully loaded Challenger. I'd still take the Challenger!

    10_d_cgr_photo_ext_22.jpg



    I like the Challenger, but the GT500 is a hundred pounds less and makes 115 more HP.
  • shilowarshilowar Member Posts: 38,807 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    When you get your imaginary SRT8 call me, we can meet and I'll smoke your $45000 family car with my 98 Z28 LS1 that I have $8000 in.

    pics_0214.JPG



    That challenger is a pretty car though...there was a light blue one at the local dealership with the same wheels and styling and it looked pretty sweet.
  • slipgateslipgate Member Posts: 12,741
    edited November -1
    quote:Originally posted by shilowar
    When you get your imaginary SRT8 call me, we can meet and I'll smoke your $45000 family car with my 98 Z28 LS1 that I have $8000 in.

    pics_0214.JPG


    You're thinking of the Charger, which I have (Daytona version - probably beat your Z28 [^][}:)] though anyway). The Challenger is a 2 door car. I test drove an SRT8 and you would be lucky to get in the back seat. The driver's seat doesn't even go forward - the only way into the back seat is through the passenger side. Oh and I'd put my money on the Challenger with a supercharger and 6 speed over your Z-28 with the same. [}:)]
  • shilowarshilowar Member Posts: 38,807 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    You're dreaming...


    Chargers are NOT that quick....they run around 6.1 secs 0-60
  • Mr. FriendlyMr. Friendly Member Posts: 7,981
    edited November -1
    this thread makes me lawlz [:D]
  • shilowarshilowar Member Posts: 38,807 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    quote:Originally posted by Mr. Friendly
    this thread makes me lawlz [:D]



    we don't all have your $$$$$...I'm sure you have a Lambo or somethin...based on your famous gun room pics)I gotta haul ars in cheap used american cars that I tweek in my garage [:D]
  • MossbergboogieMossbergboogie Member Posts: 12,211
    edited November -1
    quote:Originally posted by dennisnielsen
    quote:Originally posted by mark christian
    I've only rented a car a handful of times while in Europe but while my girlfriend and I were in Spain I decided that we needed a car and she talked me into renting (what I remember as) a 2006 GT and I have to say that the car was a lot of fun to drive. The V8 in the Mustang is nearly identical in size and output to the V8 in my BMW, but with the lower gearing it was much quicker to hustle it down the road. The speed limit in Spain is 75mph so top end really meant very little, but it easily went into triple digit speeds with little fanfare. I was not impressed enough to buy one of the cars, but it was fun to race around.
    [img][/img]lubka3a.jpg






    Can we trade Lives for a weekend.....

    you can have my opening day hunt.[;)][}:)][:p][:D][:o)]


    Nice car, Pretty lady ahhh Life would be complete.
  • Mr. FriendlyMr. Friendly Member Posts: 7,981
    edited November -1
    quote:Originally posted by shilowar
    quote:Originally posted by Mr. Friendly
    this thread makes me lawlz [:D]



    we don't all have your $$$$$...I'm sure you have a Lambo or somethin...based on your famous gun room pics)I gotta haul ars in cheap used american cars that I tweek in my garage [:D]
    It has nothing to do with that, but thanks for the vote of confidence.

    People racing cars they don't have, and "stat" racing cracks me up.

    I haven't seen this kind of post pumping since the "boy racers" joined the club after the F&F [:D]
  • slipgateslipgate Member Posts: 12,741
    edited November -1
    quote:Originally posted by shilowar
    You're dreaming...


    Chargers are NOT that quick....they run around 6.1 secs 0-60


    Our cars are close enough "officially" that it would come down to the driver.

    2006 Dodge Charger R/T 5.6 14.20 (The Daytona is a little better - this is the regular R/T #s)

    1998 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 SS 5.2 13.60

    If both were Supercharged - it would be an interesting 1320 feet!
  • jonkjonk Member Posts: 10,121
    edited November -1
    Damn... a 3.7l V6 with 305 HP? Here everyone was praising the 4.0l V6 at 210 as being quite peppy for a V6. Which is, incidentally, what I have... time for an upgrade? [:p]
  • slipgateslipgate Member Posts: 12,741
    edited November -1
    quote:Originally posted by Mr. Friendly
    quote:Originally posted by shilowar
    quote:Originally posted by Mr. Friendly
    this thread makes me lawlz [:D]



    we don't all have your $$$$$...I'm sure you have a Lambo or somethin...based on your famous gun room pics)I gotta haul ars in cheap used american cars that I tweek in my garage [:D]
    It has nothing to do with that, but thanks for the vote of confidence.

    People racing cars they don't have, and "stat" racing cracks me up.

    I haven't seen this kind of post pumping since the "boy racers" joined the club after the F&F [:D]


    huh?

    DSC_0788.jpg
  • Mr. FriendlyMr. Friendly Member Posts: 7,981
    edited November -1
    quote:Originally posted by slipgate
    quote:Originally posted by shilowar
    You're dreaming...


    Chargers are NOT that quick....they run around 6.1 secs 0-60


    Our cars are close enough "officially" that it would come down to the driver.

    2006 Dodge Charger R/T 5.6 14.20 (The Daytona is a little better - this is the regular R/T #s)

    1998 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 SS 5.2 13.60

    If both were Supercharged - it would be an interesting 1320 feet!




    There are a ton of heads and cam lsx cars around here that run squarely in the 9's and 10's.

    You aren't going to beat a gear head who did heads, cam, long tubes and tune in his garage with ANYTHING that is off the showroom floor [;)]
  • shilowarshilowar Member Posts: 38,807 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    quote:Originally posted by Mr. Friendly
    quote:Originally posted by slipgate
    quote:Originally posted by shilowar
    You're dreaming...


    Chargers are NOT that quick....they run around 6.1 secs 0-60


    Our cars are close enough "officially" that it would come down to the driver.

    2006 Dodge Charger R/T 5.6 14.20 (The Daytona is a little better - this is the regular R/T #s)

    1998 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 SS 5.2 13.60

    If both were Supercharged - it would be an interesting 1320 feet!




    There are a ton of heads and cam lsx cars around here that run squarely in the 9's and 10's.

    You aren't going to beat a gear head who did heads, cam, long tubes and tune in his garage with ANYTHING that is off the showroom floor [;)]


    Thank You [;)]
  • shilowarshilowar Member Posts: 38,807 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    quote:Originally posted by slipgate
    quote:Originally posted by shilowar
    You're dreaming...


    Chargers are NOT that quick....they run around 6.1 secs 0-60


    Our cars are close enough "officially" that it would come down to the driver.

    2006 Dodge Charger R/T 5.6 14.20 (The Daytona is a little better - this is the regular R/T #s)

    1998 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 SS 5.2 13.60

    If both were Supercharged - it would be an interesting 1320 feet!




    that's factory gears 3.23 in the camaro....

    add 3.73:1 gears,longer duration rocker arms shift kit, off road x-pipe, SLP exhaust, FIPK kit, advance the timing and you've shaved 2 seconds off that 13.60
  • Mr. FriendlyMr. Friendly Member Posts: 7,981
    edited November -1
    I know, let's have a gb race day [}:)]
  • slipgateslipgate Member Posts: 12,741
    edited November -1
    quote:Originally posted by shilowar
    quote:Originally posted by slipgate
    quote:Originally posted by shilowar
    You're dreaming...


    Chargers are NOT that quick....they run around 6.1 secs 0-60


    Our cars are close enough "officially" that it would come down to the driver.

    2006 Dodge Charger R/T 5.6 14.20 (The Daytona is a little better - this is the regular R/T #s)

    1998 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 SS 5.2 13.60

    If both were Supercharged - it would be an interesting 1320 feet!




    that's factory gears 3.23 in the camaro....

    add 3.73:1 gears,longer duration rocker arms shift kit, off road x-pipe, SLP exhaust, FIPK kit, advance the timing and you've shaved 2 seconds off that 13.60


    Mine is mostly stock so yeah it would be no contest. Are you saying you run 11.6 second 1/4ers?
  • shilowarshilowar Member Posts: 38,807 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    NAW!! I'm just funnin with ya. I haven't run it yet...I just put a new transmission in it and a new rear end so I have to break it in a bit before I thrash on it too much. There is a 1/8 mile track near by that I might run at the next T&T....

    I've owned a couple foxbody cars that I've built up a bit and I can tell you this car is quite a bit quicker.
  • MMOMEQ-55MMOMEQ-55 Member Posts: 13,134
    edited November -1
    Kids arguing over cars. Haven't done that since HS.


    Now this is my kind of horsepower:

    8-15-2006-92.jpg

    Alot more reliable too. LOL
  • shilowarshilowar Member Posts: 38,807 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    quote:Originally posted by MMOMEQ-55
    Kids arguing over cars. Haven't done that since HS.


    Now this is my kind of horsepower:

    8-15-2006-92.jpg

    Alot more reliable too. LOL



    That's designed more for straight line launches, not so great in the corners [:p]
  • SCOUT5SCOUT5 Member Posts: 16,195 ✭✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    This thread reminds me of sitting on the hood of my 67 Mustang BS'ing with my buddies about fast cars, fast girls and slow women.[;)]
  • shilowarshilowar Member Posts: 38,807 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    DSC02827.JPG


    This is currently the fastest car I have....not great off the line but under the right circumstances traffic lights, and other traffic laws are optional!!! I don't have to pay for gas, and have a card for the local car wash to keep it clean!!!
  • bobskibobski Member Posts: 17,868 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    its gonna be an expensive trip the grocery store.....[:D]

    i wonder how much the gekco can save the owners on car insurance...[:0][;)]
    Retired Naval Aviation
    Former Member U.S. Navy Shooting Team
    Former NSSA All American
    Navy Distinguished Pistol Shot
    MO, CT, VA.
  • n/an/a Member Posts: 168,427
    edited November -1
    No matter if a General guy, a Mopar man, or a Blue Oval diciple, ya gotta love that muscle cars are BACK.


    Who would have though in 1978 that this would be?

    remember the "King Cobra" Mustang II?[xx(]


    I myself like the 2010 Mustang GT, if I had my choice.

    About time Ford put a real engine in the chick version
  • TrinityScrimshawTrinityScrimshaw Member Posts: 9,350 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    I hate these kind of post.

    I start thinking about my 1968 Shelby GT 500KR, and I start crying.[:(]

    Dang that car was fast, & could pick up chicks even faster.[:p]

    Never had a Mopar beat it. I did have one Vet win a race once, but it cheated![^]

    Trinity +++
  • TANGO X-RAYTANGO X-RAY Member Posts: 465 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    quote:Originally posted by shilowar
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    This is currently the fastest car I have....not great off the line but under the right circumstances traffic lights, and other traffic laws are optional!!! I don't have to pay for gas, and have a card for the local car wash to keep it clean!!!


    Shilowar,

    Doesn't your agency tint the windows?
  • SuburbanNoizeSuburbanNoize Member Posts: 10,142
    edited November -1
    Theres a whole lot of mullet in here, and we aint fishing!
  • armilitearmilite Member Posts: 35,381 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    OH YAH, and my cat can beat up your German shepherd.
  • KSUmarksmanKSUmarksman Member Posts: 10,705 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    quote:Originally posted by SuburbanNoize
    Theres a whole lot of mullet in here, and we aint fishing!


    well aren't we the sophisticated ricer...
  • shilowarshilowar Member Posts: 38,807 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    quote:Originally posted by TANGO X-RAY
    quote:Originally posted by shilowar
    DSC02827.JPG


    This is currently the fastest car I have....not great off the line but under the right circumstances traffic lights, and other traffic laws are optional!!! I don't have to pay for gas, and have a card for the local car wash to keep it clean!!!


    Shilowar,

    Doesn't your agency tint the windows?



    nope, unless its a K-9 car...

    That picture was from the first day I had it, brand new...its marked now, but still a slick top
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