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Mustang 1000 Lap Challenge
« on: March 21, 2010, 09:03:13 PM »
Try guessing  the number of lap a new 2011 305hp V6 mustang could do at the Bristol Motor Speedway on a single tank of gas  and win a 2011 v6 mustang.

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Re: Mustang 1000 Lap Challenge
« Reply #1 on: March 21, 2010, 09:15:39 PM »
3.7 V6 Mustang  305 horsepower

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Re: Mustang 1000 Lap Challenge
« Reply #2 on: March 21, 2010, 10:04:52 PM »
The Nascars Make  between 80 and 90 laps without a refuel, but I have no idea what a 4.6 will do.

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Re: Mustang 1000 Lap Challenge
« Reply #3 on: March 22, 2010, 12:46:15 AM »
 90 laps ..haha  Ford shooting for 900 to 1500 laps on one tank

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Re: Mustang 1000 Lap Challenge
« Reply #4 on: March 22, 2010, 09:50:57 AM »
It is only .533 miles around Bristol Motor Speedway.  The gas tank is only 16 gallons.

I am certain the car will be run at an optimum cruising speed.  Ford will bring out a car that has had the computer tweaked, the engine will be a hand built version optimized in every respect for this demonstration.

What transmission and rear end gear ratio will be used?  The optional ratio for the base coupe is something like a 3.31, so perhaps the stock ratio is somewhere around a 3.08 or higher?

I'll bet Ford puts a car on the track that can do better than 40 mpg.

The Ford Fusion Hybrid managed 81+mpg in its similar attempt even though the EPA rates it in the low 40's.

I'd bet it comes in within 15 laps of 1200 laps (in either direction)

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Re: Mustang 1000 Lap Challenge
« Reply #5 on: March 22, 2010, 02:57:46 PM »
I just saw the Bristol NASCAR race yesterday.  JJ won.....Anyway, the Bristol track is basically a roundy round without much of a straightaway, and like you said, it is short.  I believe it's the shortest track that NASCAR races on.  I would guess between 1000-12000 laps.  Depending on the constant speed, it could go further, but if you are talking about 70 MPH, then my guess will be close I think. 

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Re: Mustang 1000 Lap Challenge
« Reply #6 on: July 13, 2010, 12:38:16 AM »
Though Bristol Motor Speedway is just .533 miles…………….but Ford shooting almost 1500 laps….this is remarkable………..I hope Ford would launch a car that can do much better.

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Re: Mustang 1000 Lap Challenge
« Reply #7 on: December 06, 2010, 11:24:51 AM »
I have been dreaming about this car since i was 5 years old(

 

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