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Rollin' in my 5.0....New Mustang thread...

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  1. Rabbi

    Rabbi The Bombdiggity Lifetime Member

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    Ford is on a roll, they keep hitting home runs and doing...not well, but better than everyone else, they are bringing back the 5.0 Mustang and it has some balls. Over 400 HP.


    http://media.ford.com/article_display.cfm?article_id=31645

    THE 5.0-LITER IS BACK: 2011 FORD MUSTANG GT LEADS CLASS WITH 412 HP, FUEL EFFICIENCY, CHASSIS DYNAMICS

    The New 2011 Mustang GT 5.0L

    Login to download images.The new Mustang GT continues Ford’s powertrain offensive with an all-new 5.0-liter V-8, which uses advanced technology to deliver 412 horsepower and projected unsurpassed highway mileage of 25 mpg
    For 2011, Mustan
    g GT adds specially tuned Electric Power Assist Steering (EPAS), 11.5-inch front and 11.8-inch rear vented disc brakes, and an enhanced suspension featuring an improved rear lower control arm and stiffened rear stabilizer bushings

    For enthusiasts, a Brembo brake package, with larger rotors and calipers from the Ford Shelby GT500® Mustang, unique 19-inch wheels and summer performance tires, is offered; new fender badges herald return of the 5.0-liter engine

    NEW 2011 MUSTANG MEDIA SITE

    DEARBORN, Mich., Dec. 28, 2009 – The 5.0 is back! The 2011 Ford Mustang GT arrives with an all-new advanced 5.0-liter V-8 engine, developed by a passionate cadre of enthusiastic engineers who rallied around the common goal of delivering more than 400 horsepower.

    The modern 5.0-liter four-valve Twin Independent Variable Camshaft Timing (Ti-VCT) V-8 engine in the new Mustang GT will deliver 412 horsepower and 390 ft.-lb. of torque. At the same time, fuel economy is projected to be better than the previous model and unsurpassed in the segment.

    “This all-new 5.0-liter engine is the next chapter in the development of the world-class Mustang powertrain portfolio,” said Derrick Kuzak, group vice president, Global Product Development. “It’s a thoroughly modern engine for the times, delivering the performance and fun-to-drive factor that enthusiasts want, while improving fuel economy.”

    Coyote in the lobby
    Many of the engineers on the development team have worked in the Engine and Electrical Engineering Building on the Dearborn, Mich., product development center campus. For years they walked past the original 5.0-liter V-8 Coyote Indy racing engine on display in the lobby, continually inspired by its mix of heritage, high technology and horsepower.

    The powertrain development community had long wanted to develop a new 5.0-liter powertrain, with strategic discussions beginning in 2000. By 2007, the Mustang competitive landscape was beginning to change, a sign that the time was right for advancing the Mustang GT powertrain to world-class levels.

    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.

    “Nearly all of the team members have worked on other high-profile powertrain programs,” said V-8 Engine Programs Manager Mike Harrison. “They all had a clear vision of the work required on their particular component or subsystem. Their passion for engines, racing and delivering every last ounce of performance throughout the engine speed range really demonstrated that they put their heads and their hearts into this powertrain.”

    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. The team also evaluated Ford Racing’s 5.0-liter “Cammer” V-8 crate engine for transferable best practices.

    Extensive computer-aided engineering (CAE) modeling, development engine experimentation and evaluation in combination with intricate machine work brought this promising, all-new configuration to jaw-dropping life in an accelerated time frame.

    The result of this development is an “and” solution, not an “or.” 2011 Mustang buyers will enjoy the benefits of a powerful engine as well as responsible fuel economy.

    Ti-VCT
    A critical element in the 5.0-liter V-8’s ability to deliver 412 horsepower, with improved drivability, tractability and fuel economy over the 2010 Mustang GT powertrain, is enhanced Ti-VCT.

    For a high-performance application, the team specified cam-torque-actuated variable camshaft timing. Using existing cam torque energy, with assistance from pressurized oil, meant that minimal upgrades to the oil pump were required, resulting in less parasitic drag. Increased volumetric and thermal efficiency gives faster Ti-VCT response at all engine speeds.

    During the development phase, camshaft lift profile and port optimization started with higher-lift Ford Racing aftermarket units, modified for compatibility with various four-valve-per-cylinder heads. Extensive CAE and dynamometer testing was performed to fine-tune camshaft events and port flow for performance and fuel efficiency in conjunction with the variable camshaft timing.

    The resulting all-new aluminum four-valve-per-cylinder heads feature a compact roller finger follower valvetrain layout leaving more room for high-flow ports for free-breathing performance. Head structure was designed to support higher cylinder head pressures and cross-flow cooling for sustained high-rpm use. Head bolt size was increased from 11 to 12 millimeters to contain the higher combustion pressures.

    The aluminum block was developed for optimized windage and oil drainback under lateral conditions and high rpm, such as a track-day outing for an enthusiastic owner and driver. Increased main bearing bulkhead widths and nodular iron cross-bolted main bearing caps with upsized bolts were also employed to accommodate the significant performance increase.

    An additional element is the increased capacity and baffling of the deep-sump stamped steel oil pan to enable sustained high-rpm use and offer the convenience of 10,000-mile oil change intervals. Piston-cooling jets also were incorporated for performance-minded customers and for faster oil warm-up on cold start.

    Specially designed tubular exhaust headers were developed to maximize exhaust pulse separation and improve flow. A team analyst actually fabricated the tubular headers in his home workshop, bringing the CAE design to life.

    Performance and fuel economy
    The 412 horsepower and 390 ft.-lb. of torque delivered by the 2011 Mustang GT 5.0-liter V-8 represent significant increases versus the 2010 model year output levels.

    The six-speed automatic transmission on the 2011 Mustang GT will deliver up to an estimated 25 mpg highway and 17 in the city. This is up from 23 mpg highway and 17 city for the 2010 model. Six-speed manual transmission Mustang GT models for 2011 are projected to deliver 24 mpg highway and 16 city, matching the 2010 model but delivering significantly more horsepower and performance feel.

    2011 Mustang GT fuel economy is enabled by the Ti-VCT, the six-speed transmissions in automatic or manual variations, EPAS and an additional rear decklid seal to enhance aerodynamics.

    Fuel economy also is aided by engineering a lightweight powertrain. The engine, as shipped, weighs just 430 pounds. This represents a weight savings of more than 20 percent versus the previous 5.0-liter offering. Lower mass can be attributed to the aluminum block and heads, the lightweight composite intake manifold, composite cam covers and hollow camshafts.

    Improved driving dynamics
    EPAS has made a dramatic contribution to Mustang GT driving dynamics, delivering quicker on-center steering response, increased effort at highway speeds and reduced effort required in low-speed parking maneuvers. EPAS allows specific tuning for the Mustang GT application.

    The 2011 Mustang GT features an enhanced rear lower control arm to add stiffness, improve powertrain NVH control and sharpen handling. A stiffened rear stabilizer bar for better on-center steering is also included. Stabilizer bar diameters, spring rates and dampers all have been tuned for improved dynamics.

    A Brembo brake package upgrade will be available for serious enthusiasts. This package includes 14-inch vented front discs from the GT500 Mustang, unique 19-inch alloy wheels and summer performance tires.

    Added convenience content
    For 2011, Mustang GT offers drivers several new convenience technologies, including:

    Standard message center
    Integrated blind spot mirrors
    MyKey™ programmable vehicle key
    Illuminated visors
    Universal garage door opener
    Sun visor storage
    New look
    From the 5.0 fender badges to the new engine cover, Mustang GT honors and continues the proud heritage of its predecessors. The speedometer increases to 160 mph and the tachometer redline advances from 6,500 to 7,000 rpm.

    Three vibrant new colors will be added for 2011 including Yellow Blaze Tri-Coat, Race Red and Ingot Silver.

    Improved NVH control and convertible rigidity
    For 2011, Mustang GT benefits from across-the-board NVH improvements. These include additional sound-deadening material on either side of the instrument panel, additional sound absorbtion behind interior trim panels and a real wheel arch liner to reduce noise on gravel or wet surfaces.

    Mustang GT convertible models feature enhanced structural rigidity, with lateral stiffness improved by 12 percent versus the 2010 model. A tower-to-tower front strut brace is now standard, and the V-brace has been stiffened by adding gussets. The secondary crossmember also has been stiffened while a front Z-brace has been added, connecting primary and secondary crossmembers. A-pillar stiffening foam also has been added to increase rigidity.

    “This powertrain honors Mustang’s heritage by raising the bar on performance while increasing fuel economy,” said Barb Samardzich, vice president, Powertrain Development. “For enthusiasts, such as the passionate members of the 5.0-liter V-8 team, it’s like having your cake and eating it, too.”
     
  2. tarpleyg

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    I had an '89 that I bought right out of high school and subsequent boot camp. It was the coupe, not a GT. I loved that thing and still miss it to this day although, the new one sounds awesomer.

    Greg
     

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    23skidoo Deceased

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    What are the chances you'll end up with a new mustang? If you do, enjoy it in good health.
     
  4. Rabbi

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    Next to 0.
     
  5. Babynine

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    Aluminum block, dohc, variable valve timing, 4 valves per cyl, independant rear suspension.... It sounds like they fixed just about everything I thought was lame about factory Mustangs. Honda had all of this stuff in civics back in '89. It does sound like one badass Mustang though. Ford is doing so great stuff. I'm sure guys will be making well over 500hp NA with this thing soon enough.
     
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    Guess you won't have your rag top down so your hair can blow then.........
     
  7. Rabbi

    Rabbi The Bombdiggity Lifetime Member

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    That's Ok because The girlies on standby, Waving just to say Hi.

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  8. Cobra6

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    Same here............
    I have a '65 GT coupe that had been in a barn for 25 years -
    I drive it almost daily (I am selling my '71 Ranchero)
    But........

    I can't part with my '65 to trade for a 2010 - the heater quit this week (of all weeks), but I still like driving it.
    I still have my '67 vert from high school, SWMBO wants me to get it back in good shape so we can cruise - after all, we dated in that car and have lots of memories.

    I have even considered picking up an '09 that was wrecked with a salvage title and rebuiling it - but with 2 kids in college, we are going to focus on the 'vert (paid for, you know)

    ..........and I can still drool over a new one - maybe in a couple of years.
     
  9. Rinspeed

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    How did I just know that was coming. :supergrin:
     
  10. AR-G23

    AR-G23 Angry Hedgehog

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    Did you stop?
     
  11. Rabbi

    Rabbi The Bombdiggity Lifetime Member

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    No, I just drove by.
     
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    holy crap, Ice is back
     
  13. jhoagland

    jhoagland That's right! Lifetime Member

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    First thing I though of!:supergrin:

    I have been a Ford guy for 10 yrs now. After the big govt. buy out of GM and Chrystler my allegience has been cemented in. I do from time to time consider Saturn after a buddy bought one and likes it a lot. I rode in it and had to say I did too.
     
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    Wonder what the Obamunists will do to put a stop to cars like this?
     
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    The "Obamunists" will do nothing to try and stop it. Did you read 24mpg thanks to decades old technology Ford is finally using. I am very impressed with Ford these days and I am a die hard Honda fan. People will make serious power from that engine without power adders like positive manifold pressure(boost) or nitrous.
     
  17. Airborne Infantryman

    Airborne Infantryman Nuclear Trunk Monkey

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    Nice! I'm gonna get one of these when I get back from Afghanistan! I deploy in the next 3 months, so by the time I get back, the new 'Stang GT's should be out. I miss my 2003 GT. I had $7000 worth of work done to the car, and it would run 12's without me trying too hard. Then....................

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    In August of 2009, a 16 year old girl who had her license for 3 weeks, was texting and driving, ran a stop sign, and placed herself in front of me before I had time to stop. I hit her at 45 or so MPH, she was in mommy and daddies brand new Nissan Maxima. Her car was in pieces; mine was just ****ed up. Needless to say it would've cost $16,000 to fix my car; lots of hidden damage to the frame and such. I miss my Mustang...... = (
     
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    Atlas transmogrifier

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    Finally.
    It isn't a serious world-class 21st-century automobile without IRS.
     
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    The current body style looks great from the front. They still need to fix that rear end on that model. I don't think it has that "throwback" look to it like it should. To me it looks to modern.
     
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    I would still prefer a Raptor... but cool none the less.