It looks like Ford did the right thing by bumping the horsepower in the 2011 Mustang GT to 412 and bumping the horsepower of the base V6 to 305; pre-orders of the pony car have approached 11,000 units in the first month. That’s three times the number of pre-orders that the “refreshed” 2010 Mustang received.
The base V6 pre-orders are up by 19%, and now account for 50% of all Mustang pre-orders. That’s not surprising when you consider that the base model is now within 10 horsepower of last year’s GT, yet delivers 30 mpg fuel economy. Think about that: the new V6 is putting out 95 more horsepower than last year, yet still getting 25% better fuel economy. Those are some mighty impressive numbers.
Source: Left Lane News