Dearborn, Michigan – Ford has announced that the 2011 Mustang GT will use an all-new, advanced 5.0-litre V8 engine, delivering 412 horsepower but with better fuel consumption than the previous model.

“This all-new 5.0-litre engine is the next chapter in the development of the world-class Mustang powertrain portfolio,” said Derrick Kuzak, group vice-president of global product development. “It’s a thoroughly modern engine for the times, delivering the performance and fun-to-drive factor that enthusiasts want, while improving fuel economy.”

The engine uses four-valve twin independent variable camshaft timing (Ti-VCT) to produce 412 horsepower and 390 lb-ft of torque. For 2011, the GT also adds specially-tuned electric power assist steering, 11.5-inch front and 11.8-inch rear vented brakes, and an enhanced suspension. A special available package will add unique 19-inch wheels, summer performance tires, and Brembo brake package from the Shelby GT500 Mustang.

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