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2010 Ford Mustang Officially Unveiled w/ Righteous Photo Gallery

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After months of performing a painfully slow striptease, the 2010 Ford Mustang has finally been officially unveiled. Widely regarded as a mid-cycle update purely intended to maintain the Mustang’s competitive edge over the re-released 2010 Camaro, the changes the 2010 Mustang has undergone are of a significantly subtler variety than originally anticipated. Exterior-wise, the most notable revision is the new pony badge, which went under the knife in honor of its 45th birthday and emerged a stronger, more aggressive steed. According to Ford Mustang Chief Designer Doug Gaffka, the pony badge is the epicenter of the 2010 Mustang’s new style. “Everything we tried to do with this car’s new exterior design is represented in the new pony,” said Gaffka. “It tells the whole story. It’s athletic, aggressive and modern.” Preach it, brother Gaffka.

Hit the jump the check out the official 2010 Mustang image gallery, replete with more photos than you can shake a dipstick at.

BODY
Construction Unitized welded steel body, aluminum hood
Final assembly location Flat Rock, Mich.
POWERTRAIN AND CHASSIS
ENGINE

V-6

V-8

Type 4.0-liter 60-degree V-6 4.6-liter 90-degree V-8 with cold air induction
Manufacturing location Cologne, Germany Romeo, Mich.
Configuration Iron block and aluminum head Aluminum block and head
Intake manifold Composite shell-welded with internal runner pack Composite shell-welded single runner, charge motion control valves
Exhaust manifold Cast iron Cast iron
Redline 6,100 rpm 6,250 rpm
Throttle body 65-mm single-bore electronic 55-mm dual-bore electronic
Valvetrain SOHC, 2 valves per cylinder SOHC, 3 valves per cylinder, variable camshaft timing
Valve diameter Intake: 46.0 mm
Exhaust: 39.0mm
Intake: 33.8 mm
Exhaust: 37.5 mm
Pistons Cast aluminum Hypereutectic aluminum
Connecting rods Forged steel Cracked powdered metal with floating wristpins
Ignition Distributorless with coil pack Coil-on-plug, high-thread-insert spark plugs
Bore x stroke 3.95 x 3.32/100.4 x 84.4 mm 3.55 x 3.54/90.2 x 90.0 mm
Displacement 245 cu. in. / 4,009 cc 281 cu. in. / 4,606 cc
Compression ratio 9.7:1 9.8:1
Engine control system PCM PCM
Horsepower 210 @ 5,300 rpm 315 @ 6,000 rpm – estimated
Horsepower per liter 53 68
Torque 240 lb.-ft. @ 3,500 rpm 325 lb.-ft. @ 4,250 rpm – estimated
Recommended fuel 87 octane 87 octane
Fuel capacity 16 gallons 16 gallons
Fuel injection Electronic returnless sequential Electronic returnless sequential
Oil capacity 5 quarts with filter 6 quarts with filter
Coolant capacity 12.5 quarts 14.2 quarts
DRIVETRAIN
Layout

Rear-wheel drive

Rear-wheel drive

TRANSMISSION
Standard

5-speed manual
(Tremec T-5)

5-speed manual
(Tremec 3650)

Gear ratios
1st

3.75:1

3.38:1

2nd

2.19:1

2.00:1

3rd

1.41:1

1.32:1

4th

1.00:1

1.00:1

5th

0.72:1

0.68:1

Final Drive

3.31:1

3.55:1

Optional
1st

3.22:1

3.22:1

2nd

2.29:1

2.29:1

3rd

1.54:1

1.54:1

4th

1.00:1

1.00:1

5th

0.71:1

0.71:1

Final Drive

3.31:1

3.31:1

SUSPENSION
Front Reverse-L independent MacPherson strut, 28.6-mm tubular stabilizer bar Reverse-L independent MacPherson strut, 34-mm tubular stabilizer bar
Rear 3-link solid axle with coil springs and Panhard rod and solid stabilizer bar 3-link solid axle with coil springs, Panhard rod and 20-mm solid stabilizer bar
STEERING
Type Rack and pinion with power assist Rack and pinion with power assist
Ratio 15.7:1 15.7:1
Turning circle curb-to-curb 33.4 ft. 37.7 ft.
BRAKES
Type Four-wheel power disc brakes with 4-sensor, 4-channel anti-lock braking system (ABS) Four-wheel power disc brakes with
4-sensor, 4-channel anti-lock braking system (ABS)
Front 293 (11.5 in) x 30 mm vented disc, twin-piston 43-mm floating aluminum calipers 316 (12.4 in) x 30 mm vented disc, twin-piston 43-mm floating aluminum calipers
Rear 300 (11.8 in) x 19 mm vented disc, single piston 43 mm floating iron calipers 300 (11.8 in) x 19 mm vented disc, single piston 43 mm floating iron calipers
TIRES AND WHEELS (TYPE, SIZE)
Standard P215/60R17 A/S
17 x 7.0-inch painted alum wheels
P235/50WR18 A/S
18 x 8.0-inch painted alum wheels
Optional 17-inch machined aluminum wheel
18-inch painted aluminum wheel 18-inch polished aluminum wheel
P245/45WR18 A/S
18-inch polished aluminum wheels 19-inch machined aluminum wheels 19-inch premium painted aluminum wheels
DIMENSIONS (inches unless otherwise noted)

Coupe

Convertible

EXTERIOR
Wheelbase 107.1 107.1
Overall length 188.1 188.1
Overall width 73.9 73.9
Overall height 55.6 56.1
Track, front/rear 62.3 / 62.9 62.3 / 62.9
INTERIOR
Seating capacity 4 4
Front headroom 38.5 38.8
Front legroom 42.4 42.4
Front shoulder room 55.3 55.3
Front hip room 53.4 53.4
Rear headroom 34.7 36.5
Rear legroom 29.8 29.8
Rear shoulder room 51.6 45.0
Rear hip room 46.8 45.2
WEIGHTS AND CAPACITIES
SAE passenger volume 83.3 cu. ft. 81.0 cu. ft.
Cargo volume 13.4 cu. ft. 9.6 cu. ft.
Maximum towing capacity (properly equipped) 1,000 lbs. 1,000 lbs.

FUEL ECONOMY (city/hwy) 5-speed Automatic 5-speed Manual
4.0-liter V-6 TBD TBD
4.6-liter V-8 TBD TBD
BASE CURB WEIGHT (POUNDS)
Manual transmission 3,401 estimated 3533 estimated
Automatic transmission 3,454 estimated 3,575 estimated
Weight distribution (f/r) 54/45 estimated 54/46 estimated
Power-to-weight ratio TBD TBD
Manual transmission TBD TBD
Automatic transmission TBD TBD

Specifications subject to change.

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  2. Ryan says:

    Honestly, I’m not digging the 2010 look. Something about it looks too girly to me.