2011 Ford Mustang GT Convertible Road Test Specs | Edmunds

2011 Ford Mustang - Road Test Specs

2011 Ford Mustang Convertible

(5.0L V8 6-speed Manual)


Model year2011
ModelMustang GT Convertible
Style2dr convertible (5.0L 8cyl 6M)
Base MSRP$38,695
Options on test vehicleIngot Silver Metallic; Brembo Brake Package ($1,695 -- includes front 14-inch Brembo vented rotors with Brembo 4-piston calipers; rear 11.8-inch vented rotors with 2-piston calipers; unique electronic stability control (ESC) tuning; 19-by-9-inch dark stainless painted aluminum wheels with P255/40R19 summer tires, tire mobility kit replaces spare tire); HID Headlamps ($525); Rapid Spec 401A ($395 -- includes premier trim with color accent, charcoal black interior environment with color accented seats, unique door trim with bright pony badge, dark aluminum instrument panel); Security Package ($395 -- includes active anti-theft system, wheel locking kit); California Emissions System ($0); GT Spoiler Delete ($0 -- eliminates spoiler assembly from rear deck lid).
As-tested MSRP$41,705


Drive typeRear-wheel Drive
Engine typeV8
Displacement (cc/cu-in)4,951/302
Block/head materialAluminum/aluminum
ValvetrainDouble overhead camshaft
Compression ratio (x:1)11.0
Horsepower (hp @ rpm)412 @ 6,500
Torque (lb-ft @ rpm)390 @ 4,250
Fuel typePremium unleaded (recommended)
Transmission typeSix-speed manual
Transmission and axle ratios (x:1)I = 3.66, II = 2.43, III = 1.69, IV = 1.32, V = 1.00, VI = 0.65; FD = 3.31


Suspension, frontIndependent MacPherson struts, coil springs, twin-tube dampers, stabilizer bar
Suspension, rearNon-independent solid-axle, coil springs, twin-tube dampers, trailing links, panhard rod, stabilizer bar
Steering typeElectric speed-proportional power steering
Steering ratio (x:1)15.5:1
Tire brandGoodyear
Tire modelEagle F1 Super Car
Tire typeAll-season front and rear
Tire size, frontP255/40R19 96W
Tire size, rearP255/40R19 96W
Wheel size19-by-9 inches
Wheel materialCast aluminum
Brakes, front14-inch ventilated steel discs with four-piston fixed calipers
Brakes, rear11.8-inch ventilated steel discs with single-piston sliding calipers

Track Test Results

Acceleration, 0-30 mph (sec.)2.3
0-45 mph (sec.)3.7
0-60 mph (sec.)5.3
0-75 mph (sec.)7.5
1/4-mile (sec. @ mph)13.5 @ 105.4
0-60 with 1 foot of rollout (sec.)5.0
Braking, 30-0 mph (ft.)29.3
60-0 mph (ft.)115.7
Slalom, 6 x 100 ft. (mph)68.0
Skid pad, 200-ft. diameter (lateral g)0.88
Sound level @ idle (dB)51.0
@ Full throttle (dB)89.7
@ 70 mph cruise (dB)74.3

Test Driver Ratings & Comments

Acceleration commentsNeeds more revs than I expected (+/- 3,250 rpm) to keep from bogging once the tires hook up. Also, tires have a narrow optimal slip angle, so they either haze or grip. Shifter is slick and clutch pedal is light and easy to predict. So-so low-to-midrange power delivery, and it really shows up above 5,000 rpm. Also, witnessed a momentary traction control light at wide-open throttle in 4th gear with trac on(?).
Braking commentsQuite a lot of dive but good power and arrow-straight. Pedal isn't as firm as I'd like and I'd also prefer less idle stroke, but for a weekend pleasure car, it's appropriate.
Handling commentsCrisp turn in, moderate roll stiffness and shockingly good compliance.

Testing Conditions

Elevation (ft.)1,121
Temperature (°F)67.7
Relative humidity (%)52.0
Wind (mph, direction)3.3 H

Fuel Consumption

EPA fuel economy (mpg)16 city/24 highway
Fuel tank capacity (U.S. gal.)16.0

Dimensions & Capacities

Curb weight, mfr. claim (lbs.)3,720
Curb weight, as tested (lbs.)3,726
Weight distribution, as tested, f/r (%)53.9/46.1
Length (in.)188.1
Width (in.)73.9
Height (in.)55.8
Wheelbase (in.)107.1
Track, front (in.)62.0
Track, rear (in.)62.9
Turning circle (ft.)33.4
Legroom, front (in.)42.4
Legroom, rear (in.)29.8
Headroom, front (in.)38.8
Headroom, rear (in.)36.5
Shoulder room, front (in.)55.3
Shoulder room, rear (in.)45.0
Seating capacity4
Cargo volume (cu-ft)9.6


Bumper-to-bumper3 years/36,000 miles
Powertrain5 years/60,000 miles
Corrosion5 years/Unlimited miles
Roadside assistance5 years/60,000 miles


Front airbagsStandard
Antilock brakesFour-wheel ABS
Traction controlTraction control
Stability controlStability control

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