Friday, April 09, 2010

Oh Henry

2011 Mustang V-6 (3rd gear pull, 15% powertrain loss)
Claimed horsepower: 305 hp @ 6500 rpm
Claimed torque: 280 lb-ft @ 4250 rpm
Actual horsepower: 308 hp @ 6700 rpm
Actual torque: 287 lb-ft @ 4000 rpm

Even though the difference between Ford's claim and what we discovered is not as great, the Mustang V-6's output is impressive -- especially when you consider its claimed 31 mpg on the highway.

I'm really impressed with Ford. Three hundred horsepower and 31 mpg for $22,000. Rear wheel drive brings back memories of my 73 Olds Delta 88. If Ford keeps this up they might just put a stake through the heart of Obama Motors. Ford's V-6 is faster than GM's and Chrysler's V-8's.

I just need to wait till Obama is defeated in 2012. I think my 93 Olds will hold out until then; I refuse to make any major purchases while this evil man is running the country into the ground.

1 comment:

David DiQuattro said...

The Mustang has been awesome since they redesigned it a few years ago. We have a fried with one and it's a blast to ride in.