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With over 300 horsepower, the Ford Mustang V6 is no longer confined to the role of rental car, like its less fortunate ancestors were. Even though it carries the stigma of “V6 pony car”, the Mustang with two fewer cylinders can move well, and Ford knows this.
For the upcoming “V6 Performance Package”, Ford is soliciting suggestions for a name that does justice to the capabilities of the 6-banger Stang. Ford will be leveraging its Facebook page for the Mustang, which has nearly 1 million face, for ideas, and will allow fans to vote for their favorite.
The creator of the winning name gets a 2 year lease on a Mustang V6 equipped with the Performance Package. Not a bad payout for flexing your mental muscle.
[Source: Ford via Motor Authority]
Package consists of handling, braking and acceleration upgrades
With the new Mustang V6 now boasting an impressive 305-hp thanks to an all-new 3.7-liter engine, Ford has decided to launch a new Performance Package for the car aimed at improving handling, braking and acceleration.
In the acceleration department, with the more powerful engine already giving the 2011 model a big boost, the Performance Package comes with a new 3.31 rear axle to help down low. As for the brakes, they are upgraded with GT-spec calipers and Performance Friction pads.
The more significant modifications, however, have been made in the handling department. The long list of mods include Mustang GT front struts, rear shocks and springs, as well as front and rear stabilizer bars. There’s also a new strut tower brace. A set of 19-inch wheels with Pirelli performance tires will help get the power down and Ford even went so far as to donate the rear lower control arms from the Shelby GT500.
Another highlight is a new electronic stability control program with a Sport mode, that will allow for more slip in the corners. And of course, the Performance Package comes with a unique set of badges.
Official release after the jump: