Ford Mustang GT 5.0 

  • $30k built in USA
  • 2011
  • 412 HP 5.0L
  • 151 mph
Had Wile E. Coyote had 412 hp at his disposal, a lot more kids might have been traumatized by Looney Tunes episodes of old.
by Car and Driver (May, 2010)
With the new electric system, character can be changed almost immediately, which allowed the dynamics engineers to fine-tune the steering to the point where they now feel it is better than the hydraulic system.
by Car and Driver (Jan, 2010)

Road Tests Real world tests of the Ford Mustang GT 5.0


Mustang GT 5.0
4.3 s
Infiniti G37
5.2 s
Taurus SHO
5.2 s

Top speed

Mustang GT 5.0
151 mph
GT500 Coupe
195 mph
Charger SRT8
174 mph


Mustang GT 5.0
10.1 s
Infiniti G37
13.9 s
GT500 Coupe
7.7 s

1/4 mile

Mustang GT 5.0
12.7 s
GT500 Coupe
11.7 s

Data points Key details of the Ford Mustang GT 5.0


Mustang GT 5.0


Mustang GT 5.0
412 HP
GT500 Coupe
550 HP
550 HP

In The News From around the web


Ford Mustang GT Coupe 5.0
Ford engineers have run thousands of design iterations of the Mustang's front rails to arrive at an octagonal shape that helps spread crash forces evenly to aid in protecting occupants.
The car benefits from better handling, better braking and more refinement, and now it's powered by a high-tech 5.0-liter V-8 that Mustang enthusiasts and new customers alike are going to love.

2011 Ford Mustang GT 5.0 - Top Speed
The team began 5.0-liter engine development with the objective of delivering 400-plus horsepower, on a timetable accelerated by 12 months without compromises in reliability, durability, fuel economy, or noise, vibration and harshness (NVH) control.
Development test engines and benchmarks included 5.0-liter blocks, employing different bore and stroke measurements, GT500 four-valve-per-cylinder heads and cams, various intake manifold runner configurations, differing compression ratios and a deep-sump oil pan.

2011 Ford Mustang GT

Car & Driver News
As with the V-6, the cooling system has also been reworked both for efficiency and effectiveness.
Also important is that the engine was designed for the (possible) future implementation of direct injection and/or turbocharging.

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Brand Ford
Price $30,495
Type of car Production car
Year 2011
Highest auction price $300k, January 2010
City mileage 17 MPG
Highway mileage 26 MPG

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 8.8 lb/hp
Maximum hp 412 HP @ 6,500 RPM
Maximum torque 390 ft-lb @ 4,250 RPM
Max RPM 7,000 RPM
Engine placement Front
Weight distribution 54%/46%
Steering system Rack and pinion

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Disc
Rear brakes Disc
Front wheels 457/? 203
Rear wheels 457/? 203

physical dimensions

Curb weight 3,626 lb
Width 73.9 in
Height 55.6 in
Length 188.1 in
Front track width 62.3 in
Wheelbase 107.1 in

road tests

Top speed 151 mph
1/4 mile 12.7 s
0-60mph 4.3 s
0-100mph 10.1 s
0-200kph 17.5 s


Drivetrain RWD
Shift system Manual
Gearing Traditional
# of gears 6 gears
Gear ratios
  1. 1: 3.66:1
  2. 2: 2.43:1
  3. 3: 1.69:1
  4. 4: 1.32:1
  5. 5: 1:1
  6. 6: 0.65:1
Axle ratio 3.31:1


Displacement 5,000 cc
Cylinders V8
Air compressor None
Fuels Gas
Compression ratio 11.5:1
Bore/stroke 3.63 in / 3.65 in
Valvetrain DOHC
Valves per cylinder 4 valves
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