2011 Ford Mustang Long Term Road Test

2011 Ford Mustang GT: Three Seventy Three

September 23, 2011


Never have $395 dollars been worth so much as when they've been spent on the 3.73 gear option for a 2011 Mustang GT. And since the 5.0 liter V8 in the Mustang likes to rev, it has a 7,000(!) rpm redline, it doesn't mind staying on the boil - which is exactly what these short gears allow it to do.

Couple those gears to one of the highest spinning, not to mention one of the best sounding, V8's on the market and you've got the perfect recipe for bringing out my inner jackass/bad ass/dumb ass.

Stay tuned to see what those gears did to my fuel economy over two days of commuting. Any guesses?

Kurt Niebuhr, Photo Editor @ 14,451 miles

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