1,000 Laps of Mustang: The Results Are In!

Way back in March, I reported that Ford was challenging itself to a race in its new Mustang.  But not with a bunch of them, only one.  The race wasn’t even against time, it was against fuel mileage.  With EPA-certified 19/31 city/highway gas mileage for the 2011 Mustang V6, Ford wanted to really show consumers that it wasn’t just hype.  So they set off for Bristol Speedway in Tennessee for the event.

The V6-engined Mustang which was run averaged 48.5 mpg, and travelled 1,457 laps around the 1/2-mile track.  With “fuel efficient driving techniques by Ford engineers,” the Mustang managed almost 500 more laps than the goal of 1,000.  That works out to 776.5 miles on a single tank of gas, over 17 hours and 40 minutes.

Congratulations to the Ford team, and if you own a 2011 V6 Mustang, I’d love to hear from you about your experience so far!

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by John Suit

Source: Ford

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