2011 Ford Mustang GT: An Even More Potent Track Pack to Complement the 400-hp 5.0-liter  

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2010 Ford Mustang

Ford may be bringing some extra sizzle to the next Mustang GT.

One particularly saucy mule was wearing sticky Pirelli P Zero Corsa r-compound tires (yes, the same rubber found on fire breathers such as the Ferrari 430 Scuderia and the Lamborghini Gallardo LP560-4, among other supercars), which leads us to believe the ’11 GT will come with an even more potent Track Pack than the current car’s which employs Pirelli P Zero tires. Engineers were also tweaking the car’s adjustable shocks, but those may have been employed simply for development purposes. We put in a request with the engineers for more brakes, too, as the ones on the 2010 Track Pack get overheated quickly during a race-track lapping session.

2010 Ford Mustang

Ford engineers told Car and Driver that those "super-sticky" tires had improved the track time of the 2010 GT with the Track Pack option. Taking the laptime around the 1.88-mile (3 km) GingerMan Raceway in South Haven, Michigan from 1m39.7s to the lower end of 1m38s.

2010 Ford Mustang

We’re still expecting a new, all-aluminum 32-valve 5.0-liter V-8 making about 400 hp and 400 lb-ft of torque—dubbed “Coyote”—to become the GT’s powerplant, bringing output in line with the 426-hp Chevy Camaro SS and 376-hp Dodge Challenger R/T. (We expect that this time around the “5.0” will actually displace 5.0 liters as opposed to the previous engine’s 4.9 liters).

2010 Ford Mustang

Source: caranddriver via worldcarfans

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