Leaked: Even More 5.0-Liter 2011 Mustang GT Info Slips Out

Leaked: Even More 5.0-Liter 2011 Mustang GT Info Slips Out

***See AutoGuide’s LIVE 2010 Detroit Auto Show Coverage Here***

After details of the 2011 Mustang GT leaked out late yesterday, the folks at AutoWeek decided to blow more of the embargoed information and then additional outlets in attendance couldn’t help themselves by pouring on the details. As we reported yesterday, the 2011 Mustang GT will in fact get a 5.0-liter V8 engine making 412-hp. That power will come on at a lofty 6500 rpm with torque rated at an impressive 390 ft-lbs. Owners will be able to choose from either a 6-speed manual of a 6-speed automatic transmission, helping the 5.0-liter motor to get 25 mpg on the highway.

The new 5.0-liter engine is an all aluminum unit with four valves per cylinder and independent variable valve timing on both the intake and exhaust ports. There are also specially tuned headers and a forged steel crankshaft.

The official embargo date is still set for the 28th and unless more info is (yet again) spilled prematurely, we’ll have even more to tell you then.

Editors Note: We’ve decided not to officially list a source for this story as we don’t want to post a link-back to an embargo breaking source.

  • Brandon

    I own a 95 ford mustang Gt with the old 302 this is awesome having them bring this back

  • Brandon

    this is awesome i own a 95 ford mustang Gt with 5.0L 302

  • jzEllis

    why? the old 5.0L 302 was a dog. if it came out in any other decade but the 80s a motor that anemic in hp and so obviously not performance designed would not have even warrented a side note. but oh well, it was the motor of my generation (v8 wise) and to be honest the cheapest way to get in on the v8 game so i guess a tribute come back is in order. at least the new 5.0L is actually a true performance motor through and through.

  • tom

    the fifve liter was not slow, it also depended on what gears u got. many had 2 73, some had the better 3 27. i never drove one, but i know the fifve liter was always performance oriented. but i guess u cant make eveyobe happy…..havent tried