Ford recently introduced their new 5.0-liter engine, or the “Coyote” V8 as other know it by, in the new 2011 Mustang GT. The Mustang got a nice refresh for 2010, but kept the same, basic 4.6L V8 powerplant.

The new 5-0 makes 412hp and 390lb-ft of torque. Or does it actually make that? You may remember in an article I did about the current Camaro versus the 2011 GT. In said piece, I talk about the fact that Ford has told me that even though my 2008 Bullitt is supposed to make 315hp and 325lb-ft of torque, it’s more along the lines of 325hp and 345lb-ft of torque. The same also goes for all 2010 Mustang GTs. So I took that into account and said, “If we apply this same logic to the 5.0-liter V8 for the 2011 Mustang GT, that makes 422hp and 410lb-ft of torque. That’s much closer to the Camaro’s 426hp and 420lb-ft of torque.”

Well, in the words of Jim Carrey in Dumb and Dumber, “Samsonite! I was way off!”

So watch this video from Inside Line, and see what you think about the new 2011 Mustang GT. The Camaro used to be a challenger, but now it’s just another car on the road…

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[Source: Inside Line]

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