2011 Ford Mustang GT: Has Lived Up To The Hype
October 07, 2011
It was last December that news on the 2011 Ford Mustang officially broke. At the time, I remember being pretty excited about it. And that's saying something given my normally cynical journalistic veneer. Return of the 5-point-oh? New 305-horsepower V6? Six-speed transmissions? Available short-ratio gearing? Brembo brakes? Getouttahere! I even remember perusing my local magazine rack and taking a look at the breathless multi-page cover story of 5.0 Mustang magazine. Those guys were probably the happiest dudes on Earth when they learned the 5.0 was back.
So here we are almost a year later. And I'm completely smitten with our long-term GT. It's silly fast and sounds awesome. The interior is comfortable respectable in terms of quality. It fares well on long-distance drives as well as curvy roads. It looks cool. And it's completely useable as a daily driver.
I still like the Camaro and Challenger. The Camaro is still the best looking and the Challenger is just neat in the way it recreates the old-school muscle car vibe. But if I had to pick one to own for myself, I'd go with the Mustang.
Brent Romans, Senior Automotive Editor