Each work day for Dave Pericak is absolutely packed. And he couldn’t be happier about it.
Dave’s dream while growing up was to own a Ford Mustang. It’s a dream shared by many, as more than 9 million Mustangs have been sold, and the iconic muscle car has been the top seller in its class for 45 consecutive years.
Dave is now the Chief Engineer for Mustang. With the recent introduction of the 2012 Boss 302, the 2011 Shelby GT500, and with the introduction of two new engines and transmissions in the Mustang, we think there is plenty that you might like to ask of Dave.
You’ll have a chance to chat with him live, right here on August17 at 1:00 p.m. EST.
“You hear a lot about how people have their dream job and how lucky they are,” said Dave. “Well, I’m definitely one of those lucky few. It’s an honor to lead the Mustang team. This car, more than any other, represents the freedom we have in this country and it is raw power at its finest.”
That raw power will get an even bigger boost with the return of Mustang GT to its rightful place, at its rightful displacement of 5.0 liters. This advanced Twin Independent Variable Camshaft Timing (Ti-VCT) V-8 engine delivers 412 horsepower and – when paired with a six-speed automatic transmission – improved fuel economy over the previous offering. This new engine – along with six-speed automatic and manual transmissions – will be available on the 2011 Mustang GT.
“Mustang continues to evolve with more power, class-leading fuel economy, industry-first technology and a bold, muscular design evocative of classic Mustangs,” said Dave. “What excites me most about the 2011 Mustang is that we will prove you don’t need to trade performance for fuel economy.”
Join him here for a live chat at 1:00 p.m. EST on Friday, August 6, 2010.