Evan J. Smith
June 25, 2010
Photos By: Courtesy of Ford Motor Company, Justin Cesler

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2011 Ford Mustang GT Technical Specifications

ConstructionUnitized welded steel body, aluminum hood
Final assembly locationFlat Rock, Michigan

Powertrain And Chassis
Type 5.0L 4V Ti-VCT V-8
Manufacturing location Essex Engine, Windsor, Ontario
CompositionAluminum block and heads
Intake manifold Composite shell-welded with runner pack
Exhaust manifold Stainless steel tubular headers
Redline7,000 rpm
Valvetrain DOHC, four valves per cylinder, variable intake,
variable camshaft timing
Valve diameter/lift (mm) Intake: 37/12; Exhaust: 31/11
Ti-VCT operating range50 degrees for both intake and exhaust
Pistons Cast aluminum
Connecting rods Forged steel
Ignition High-energy coil-on-plug
Bore x stroke 3.63in x 3.65in / 92.2mm x 92.7mm
Displacement 302 ci/4,951 cc
Compression ratio 11.0:1 (est.)
Engine control system PCM
Horsepower 412 at 6,500 rpm (est.)
Horsepower per liter 82.4
Torque 390 lb-ft at 4,250 rpm (est.)
Recommended fuel 91 octane (unleaded 87 octane minimum)
Fuel capacity 16 gallons
Fuel delivery Sequential mechanical returnless
Oil capacity 8 quarts with filter (10,000-mile service interval)

Standard six-speed manual gear ratios
Final drive3.31:1
Optional six-speed automatic gear ratios
Final drive3.15:1

FrontReverse-L independent MacPherson strut, 34.6mm
tubular stabilizer bar
Rear3-link solid (limited slip) axle with coil springs,
Panhard rod, and 24.0mm solid stabilizer bar

Electric Power Assist Steering (EPAS) with rack-and-pinion gear
Ratio 15.8:1
Turning circle curb-to-curb36.7 ft (est.)

Type Four-wheel power disc brakes with four-sensor,
four-channel anti-lock braking system (ABS)
Front 336 (13.2in) x 36mm vented discs,
twin-piston 43mm floating aluminum calipers
Rear 300 (11.8in) x 19mm vented discs,
single-piston 43mm floating iron calipers

Tire And Wheels (Type, Size)
P235/50ZR18 A/S Pirelli PZero Nero, 18x8.0-inch wide-spoke painted, aluminum wheels, standard aluminum wheel mini-spare
P235/50ZR18 A/S Pirelli PZero Nero with: 18x8.0-in premium painted aluminum wheels
P245/45ZR19 A/S Pirelli PZero Nero with: 19x8.5-in machined face with painted spoke aluminum wheels, 18x8.0-in sterling-gray-metallic-painted aluminum wheels (MCA Edition), 19x8.5-in machined face with argent-painted aluminum wheels (GT/CS), 255/40R19 Pirelli PZero Summer-only (coupe)
P255/40ZR19 Goodyear F1 Supercar (convertible) with: 19x9.0-in dark-stainless premium painted aluminum wheels

Fuel Economy (City/Hwy) coupe convertible
6-speed automatic18/25 mpg18/25 mpg
6-speed manual17/26 mpg17/26 mpg

Base Curb Weight (Pounds)
Manual transmission3,605 (est.)3,720 (est.)
Automatic transmission3,653 (est.)3,770 (est.)
Weight distribution(f/r) 54/46 (est.)53/47 (est.)

2011 Feature Elements

  • 5.0L Ti-VCT V-8 412hp
  • 3.7L Ti-VCT V-6 305hp
  • 160 mph speedometer
  • 3.55 or 3.73 gear (optional on manual GT)*
  • Six-speed transmission (manual and auto)
  • Brembo 14-inch front brake upgrade w/19-inch alloy wheels and summer performance tires*
  • Cold-air package on V-6
  • Dual-exhaust standard on V-6
  • EPAS (Electronic Power Steering Assist)
  • Fold-down rear headrests
  • Improved body stiffness
  • Improved sound absorber/deadener
  • Limited-slip standard on V-6
  • My Key
  • One-Touch Start
  • Plastic fuel tank for reduced weight
  • Power side mirrors with blind-spot mirrors
  • Rear-wheel tire spats
  • Reduced NVH (Noise/Vibration/Harshness)
  • Stiffened rear lower control arms
  • Tuned dampers and antiroll bars
  • Three new colors (Yellow Blaze Tri-Coat, Race Red, Ingot Silver)
  • Underbody Aeroshield
  • Z-brace chassis stiffener
*Optional Equipment