2011 Ford Mustang V6 with 305-HP at 30 mpg and $22,995

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Update: 4/7/2010 – 2011 Ford Mustang versus Chevy Camaro V6 models, and the performance numbers are in by Inside Line

Lets put the V8 aside for a bit and look at the new potent V6s from the Chevy Camaro and the Ford Mustang. The performance numbers are in by the guys from Inside Line (Edmunds.com), and here they are in raw format:

2010 Chevrolet Camaro V6 – Curb weigh at 3,790 pounds, sprints from 0 -60 mph in 6.1-seconds, a 14.3-second quarter-mile time, and pulls a 0.86 g on the skidpad. Stopping from 60 mph to zero with a distance of 111.8 feet.

2011 Ford Mustang V6 – Curb weigh at 3,508 pounds, sprints from 0 – 60 mph in 5.6 seconds, a 13.9-second quarter-mile time, and pulls a 0.91 g on the skidpad. Stopping from 60 mph to zero with a distance of 103 feet.

So, there you have it! We have a clear winner in this round. As we speak, Chevrolet engineers are working hard right now to roll out its new 2011 Chevrolet Camaro for a rematch. So, stay tune!

Update: 3/25/2010 – 2011 Mustang V6 Price Lower to $22,995

The 2011 Mustang unleashed its full arsenal against it rival the 2010 Camaro. Ford announced the official starting price of a base 2011 Mustang V6 at $22,995, which is about $535 lower than its was intended and near the starting price range of the Camaro V6 ($22,680).

For the 2011 Mustang GT, the starting price is $30,495 with the premium GT at $33,695. These numbers are withing the price range of the Camaro 1SS and Camaro 2SS, respectively. With the lower starting prices, Ford hopes to pull Camaro potential customers toward the Mustang’s side.

So, are you a Mustang or Camaro guy/gal? And the battle continues for dominance!
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Update: 3/4/2010 – Official EPA 31 MPG rating

The new Mustang V6 with 305 horsepower received final certification by U.S. EPA this at 31 miles per gallon on the highway and 19 miles per gallon in the city.  This is exceptionally good compare to previous models and other cars in its class. Not only the 2011 Ford Mustang V6 gained 90 horsepower from previous model but also provide greater fuel efficiency.

The 2011 v6 Mustang will be on sale this spring. It comes with new 3.7-liter V-6 achieves 305 hp with available six-speed automatic transmission, which will be the first car ever to achieve 300-plus horsepower and 30-plus mpg. Ford has already received more than 11,000 orders for this model, wait, make that 11,001 orders to include mine also.

Mustang is powered by a lightweight, all-aluminum 3.7-liter dual-overhead-cam (DOHC) V-6 engine that uses advanced engineering to deliver its combination of power and economy. Twin Independent Variable Camshaft Timing (Ti-VCT) adjusts the valvetrain in microseconds depending on driver inputs, further contributing to the engine’s overall efficiency.
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11/30/2010 news

Ford is planning to deliver a new V6 engine for the 2011 Ford Mustang.  The new V6 engine is rated a 305 horsepower with a six-speed transmission and expected to deliver 30 mpg on the highway.  The 2011 Mustang’s engine is based on an all-aluminum Duratec 3.7-liter DOHC Ti-VCT V6 engine.  The six-speed transmission (manual or automatic) with standard limited-slip differential.  Additional equipment in the 2011 Ford Mustang includes standard integrated spotter mirrors, message center, MyKey programmable vehicle key, and Universal Door Opener.