While Mustang has a well-established reputation for power and speed, Ford is pursuing adding another descriptor to the thoroughbred’s reputation – fuel economy champ. Both the 2011 Mustang V6 and V8 deliver class-leading fuel economy. The V6 achieves EPA-estimated at 31 mpg on the highway and 19 mpg in the city, while the V8 is rated at an EPA-estimated at 26 mpg on the highway and 17 mpg in the city.*
Ford will attempt to run 1,000 laps on a single tank of gas with the new 2011 Mustang V6 at Bristol Motor Speedway on June 23, and you’re invited to be involved. A team of Ford engineers and celebrities will attempt to prove Mustang’s ranking as the most fuel-efficient pony car to date by circling the half-mile race track at least 1,000 times – more than 500 miles – to highlight the 3.7L V6 model’s best-in-class 31 mpg.
You can be involved in the Mustang 1,000-lap challenge by entering a national sweepstakes in which you will guess the total number of complete laps that Mustang will complete during the Challenge. Go to www.Mustang1000LapChallenge.com between March 21 and June 23, 2010 to register your guess. The grand prize winner will be randomly selected from all those who correctly guess the number of laps completed during the Challenge and will take home a 2011 Mustang V6.
The Mustang 1,000-lap challenge will begin the morning of Wednesday, June 23 with a team of Ford test drivers continuously circling the track until the vehicle runs out of fuel with a goal of surpassing 1,000-lap mark.
The V6 Mustang will be no stranger to Bristol by then, having been selected to serve as pace car for the Food City 500 Sprint Cup Series event.