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2011 Ford Mustang named as one of Automobile Magazine’s All-Stars

By - December 15, 2010 – 2:02 pmNo Comment | 382 views

2011 Ford Mustang GT

The 2011 Ford Mustang continues to rack up awards, the latest being named as one of Automobile Magazine’s 2011 All-Stars joining the likes of the BMW 3-Series, Jaguar XJ, Volkswagen GTI and more. Here’s what the magazine said about the 2011 Mustang:

The base 2011 Mustang’s very capable, very impressive V-6 makes 305 hp, gets 31 mpg on the highway, and starts at less than $23,000. Although the V-6 is suitable for many buyers, it’s the V-8-powered GT and the supercharged Shelby GT500 that get our enthusiast blood pumping. With 412 hp and 550 hp, respectively, it’s nearly impossible to keep a big, fat grin off your face-and points off your driving record-when you’re behind the wheel of either of these ponies. The GT gallops to 60 mph in just 4.6 seconds-not too shabby for a $30,000 car. The hot-rod GT500 does it about half a second quicker.

Despite all this new performance, the Mustang still uses one of the oldest technologies in the business: a live rear axle. But, honestly, Ford pulls it off just fine. The Mustang’s nimble chassis, lighter weight, and close-ratio transmission give it a clear advantage over the heavier, less fluid Camaro on a curvy road. The Ford’s cabin is much nicer, too, compared with the unattractive plastics that plague the Camaro.

This pony-car fight is certainly not over, and with the Z28 model on its way, the Chevy Camaro isn’t down for the count. But we can definitively say that this round goes to the Mustang and that it is well-deserving of a 2011 Automobile Magazine All-Star award.

[Source: Automobile Magazine]

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