At Global Rallycross - 2011 Ford Mustang GT 5.0 Long-Term Road Test

2011 Ford Mustang Long-Term Road Test

2011 Ford Mustang GT 5.0: At Global Rallycross

March 29, 2011

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This weekend I rolled over to Global Rallycross at Irwindale Speedway in our long-term 2011 Ford Mustang GT 5.0, the first time for me to drive it for an extended distance.

The Mustang has a good highway ride, but it can get a bit busy over bumps. That 5.0 engine is quite flexible on the highway: 4th, 5th, 6th, how loud do you want the exhaust? And it will pull in 6th too, although I didn't try any I-15 Vegas-to-LA style grades. A reader also asked about heel-and-toe shifts: the pedal layout is decent enough for that.

As you would expect, the parking lot at the racetrack was full of Subaru STIs.
But myself, I'd take a Mustang GT 5.0 over those, anyday.

Albert Austria, Senior VE Engineer @ 4,900 miles

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Photos by Rex Tokeshi-Torres

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