Body Styles:
Base, GT, Shelby GT500 2-door coupe, convertible

Drive Configuration:
Rear

Engines:
3.7L V-6; 5.0L V-8; 5.4L Supercharged V-8

Transmissions:
M6, A6

Assembly Location:
AutoAlliance, Flat Rock, MI

What’s New for ’11

  • A trio of new engines appear under the hood of the ’11 Mustang. The base engine is a 305-hp 3.7L V-6, while the GT is powered by an all-new 5.0L V-8. Both feature dual independent variable valve timing and are mated to a 6-speed manual or automatic transmission. The Shelby GT 500 now features an all-aluminum 5.4L V-8 that generates 10 more horsepower and is over 100 pounds (45 kg) lighter than its predecessor.
  • Both engines are mated to a standard limited-slip differential with three different final-drive ratios depending on engine size and option packages.
  • All models now have speed-sensitive electric-assist power steering with drift-pull compensation for windy conditions or highly crowned roads and “nibble control” that automatically smooths out steering wheel shimmy at high speeds should the wheels become unbalanced.
  • Both the base and GT feature revised suspension settings, including a stiffened rear stabilizer bar, improved stabilizer bar bushings, revised damper settings and spring rates and new rear lower control arms.
  • The Shelby V-8 utilizes a new Plasma Arc cylinder liner coating in place of traditional cast-iron cylinder liners, resulting in reduced friction, improved performance and durability.
  • An SVT Performance Package is available for the Shelby, and includes specially developed Goodyear racing tires, lighter wheels, stiffer spring rates and a higher final drive ratio for improved acceleration.
  • Related Information

    All 2011 U.S. Models

    2011 U.S. Model Specifications