That’s right – the legendary Mustang 5.0 is back! But this engine isn’t a throwback. This is a new version of the venerable V8. Packed with technology, this 32-valve, 5.0-liter V8 in the 2011 Mustang 5.0 churns out 412 horses* and lays down 390 lb.–ft. of torque. And while numbers like these always look good in print, their true character can only be experienced from behind the wheel when the traffic light turns green.
Part of the power story comes from the 5.0 V8’s use of Cam Torque-actuated twin independent variable–cam timing (TiVCT). This technology allows variable control of intake and exhaust valve closing, independently, to optimize combustion and performance throughout the engine speed range.
The 5.0 also has a compression ratio of 11:1 and cylinder heads designed to optimize airflow. Other technologies include high-energy coil–on plug ignition and cooling jets that keep the pistons cool – every part in the engine is designed to work in harmony.
The driving dynamics of 2011 Mustang 5.0 are further enhanced with a six-speed transmission and reconfigured strut and shock tuning. Electronic power-assisted steering (EPAS) puts control and responsiveness directly in the driver’s hands. And the standard limited–slip differential gives you the traction you need it, whether you’re testing the off-the-line launch of the new 5.0 or driving in inclement weather.
But wait, there’s more! Not only does the Mustang 5.0 look good and perform great, it also manages a projected 25 mpg hwy.**
The original 5.0-powered Mustang built a reputation for performance. The 2011 Mustang 5.0 is ready to raise the bar. Click here for the 2011 Ford Mustang GT technical specifications, including more detail on the new 5.0-liter V8.