2011 Ford Mustang: The 5.0 Still Rules
October 14, 2011
Sad to say, but I'm old enough to remember when the 5.0 ruled the streets the first time around, so seeing this badge is a bit of a nostalgia trip. Normally I'm not big on the nostalgia thing, but I get over it the minute I let the clutch out.
Even after all these months, this 5.0 still impresses. It sounds good, spins smooth and absolutely tries to annihilate the tires with every shift. It is everything a pony car V8 should be and more. I'm sure someday they'll figure out how to make it get 40mpg, too, but until then I'm completely satisfied with this engine as it is.
Ed Hellwig, Editor, Edmunds.com