The Duratec V-6 may have dual overhead cams, four valves per cylinder and an aggressive 10.5:1 compression ratio, but it is tuned to putter around like a golf cart as long as it is driven with a light foot
Milford, OH (Vocus) October 28, 2010
When the first Mustang went on sale it changed the automobile industry forever, launching an entirely new class of personal performance cars that came to be know as “pony cars.” Now, Mike Castrucci Ford of Milford, the number one Ford Dealer in the Cincinnati area, is proud to offer for sale the 2011 Ford Mustang with a revolutionary V6 engine that is setting a new standard for both performance and fuel efficiency.
The new Ford V6, available as the standard engine in the 2011 Mustang, displaces a mere 3.7 liters. From that modest displacement, Ford engineers have been able to wring out an amazing, if not almost unthinkable, amount of horsepower. Total horsepower on tap from the diminutive engine comes to an amazing 305 roaring ponies. But that’s not the whole story -- the efficient new mill manages to net the car an impressive 31 mpg on the highway. This is a combination of fuel efficient performance and high output that few, if any, other engines can match. It is a stunning technological achievement.
The engine powering the new Mustang has gotten rave reviews. None other than America’s “newspaper of record,” the New York Times, was glowing in its praise for the 2011 Mustang and its revolutionary V6. In his review of the new Mustang for the Times, John Pearly Huffman praised the engine’s combination of efficiency and performance.
“The Duratec V-6 may have dual overhead cams, four valves per cylinder and an aggressive 10.5:1 compression ratio, but it is tuned to putter around like a golf cart as long as it is driven with a light foot,” Huffman writes. But, “Crush the throttle pedal .... and all 305 horses show up ready to gallop. The Mustang’s Duratec may not be equipped with of-the-moment technologies like direct injection (in contrast to the V-6 of its archrival, the Chevrolet Camaro), but the engine’s variable camshaft timing system is very effective.”
The very popular auto blog, TheTruthAboutCars.com, also praised the economical performance of the new v6-equipped Mustang. “The six-cylinder Mustang has finally found its voice,” said review Jack Baruth after driving the new ponycar for TheTruthAboutCars.com. It revs with abandon and chirps the rear wheels in third gear. Triple digits are less than fourteen seconds away at any moment.”
But to grasp how revolutionary the new Mustang V6 really is just takes a brief trip back in time. As the New York Times pointed out, just a little over a decade ago the top-of-the-line Mustang SVT Cobra “seemed exotic at the time,” equipped as it was with a 32-valve V8. So equipped, that earlier Mustang likewise delivered 305 horsepower, albeit sans the 31 mpg today’s base-model Mustang returns. It also cost many thousands of dollars more than either the base-model Mustang or the Mustang GT of the era.
Cincinnati’s number one Ford Dealer, Mike Castrucci Ford of Milford, offers prospective buyers the opportunity to experience the new 2011 Ford Mustang V6 in person. Stop in for a test drive to find out why the new V6 Mustang has set a new standard for personal performance cars.