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The 2011 Ford Mustang GT is not at the dealerships yet, but many car publications are putting it on the dyno and burn-out tests. As you remember, the new 2011 Ford Mustang GT is powered by the new 5.0-liter V8 4-valve Twin Independent Variable Camshalft Timing (Ti-VCT), which produces about 412 horsepower at 390 lb-ft peaked torque.
To verify Ford’s claim of 412 horsepower, Inside Line (Edmunds) loaded the 2011 Ford Mustang GT on a dyno for the test.
Here is Inside Line’s findings,
With 250 lb-ft on tap at 2,000 rpm, torque starts out pretty strong. It then builds linearly and remains above 350 lb-ft from 4,150 to 5,500 rpm before tapering gently to the 6,850-rpm fuel cut. Peak numbers are 365 lb-ft of torque at 4,350 rpm and 395 hp at 6,600 rpm. All of these at-the-wheels figures were obtained in 4th gear on a Dynojet 248 chassis dyno and include a 3% SAE weather correction factor.
As you can see, Ford is not exaggerating about the 2011 Mustang GT’s horsepower. Now you need to consider that the 412 horsepower is engine horsepower not at the wheels. On a manual transmission, we can see an average reduction of 10 percent horsepower at the rear wheels. And on an automatic transmission, we see an average reduction of 15 percent horsepower at the rear wheels.
The bottom line here is Ford wants you to get more bang for your buck in the new 2011 Ford Mustang. Watch the videos below for yourself.
Source Inside Line