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Here a interesting article I found comparing the new  V6..... I must say it is a quickie  13.9 1/4 mile time not to bad... :)

Before your palms get all sweaty, let's be clear the boys and girls at Inside Line have put the 2010 Chevrolet Camaro LT and the base 2011 Ford Mustang toe-to-toe. This isn't the big bad SS vs GT throwdown the world has been clamoring for, but that's fine by us. Both models dish out over 300 horsepower, and when it comes right down to it, there will be more V6 engines battling it out in high school parking lots that V8s.

So how'd they do? The big-boned Camaro V6, complete with its 3,790-pound curb weight, managed to dish out a 6.1-second 0-60 mph run, a 14.3-second quarter-mile time and .86 g on the skidpad. Coming down from 60 mph, the Bowtie delivered a stopping distance of 111.78 feet. Those are all solid numbers, to be sure, but they don't quite stack up to what Ford brought to the table with its pony.

The Mustang is a considerably smaller car in nearly every way, and right off the bat, it has 282 fewer pounds to lug around. With a curb weight of 3,508 pounds, the Mustang clicked off a 5.6-second 0-60 mph sprint, a 13.9-second quarter-mile and .91 g on the skidpad. Can you say "smoked?" Throw in 60-0 mph in 103 feet, and it's clear Ford wanted to ensure that the 'Stang not only puts the hurt on its arch rival from General Motors, but it's also clear that the Blue Oval was seeking to build a solid all-around performer.

Before the Chevrolet faithful start clamoring about price, it should be noted that both cars fall within $1,000 of each other. The General clearly has a lot of work to do before the 2011 models roll out, but we have it on good authority that their engineers are hard at work. Fortunately for enthusiasts, this clearly isn't the end-all, be-all... it's just the latest volley.

By Zach Bowman

A V6 is still a girl's car to me.  I'll stick with my V8's.  Although I am impressed with the numbers. 

HaHa girls car.. taking into account  7 years ago the time for SVT Cobra and Mach 1  was only

2003 SVT Cobra
0-60 mph: 4.5 sec
0-100 mph: 10.4 sec
Quarter Mile: 12.9 sec @ 111 mph
Top Speed: 155 mph (unlimited)
Fuel Economy (city/highway): 16/24

2003 Ford Mustang Mach 1
0-60 mph: 5.2 sec
0-100 mph: 11.5 sec
Quarter Mile: 14.0 sec @ 103 mph
Top Speed: 151 mph (limited)
Braking, 60-0 mph: 122 ft.

I would say very cool for a girls car and still get 35 miles to a gallon... Ford is doing it right   ;)   Times are a changing
My big block 66  Fairlane GT  was rated at 335 horses and got like 10 miles to a gallon. I'm very impress with this girls car.. Haha

The 2011 GT is underrated a good amount its really around 439 bhp(brake horsepower) which in all is just about 400 rwhp runs 12.8 Stock  all you need is some bolt ons and tires and you will be in 11's but what sucks is the compression is 11:1 which means no boost will be added unless you only want a few psi. The v6 is supposed to run 13.7 or 13.8 stock pretty damn good that ford stepped their game up finally.

I may have to trek on down to the Ford house in 2011 and drive one of those bad V6's to see if it scares me while getting WOT like I sometimes do with my Mach.  If it does, then I will believe all the hype.  I can't imagine driving a new GT with over 400 ponies.  That would scare the bejuzus out of this old man if I really got on it.  You would need some really sticky back tires and a cold road to keep from losing it. 


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