The 2011 Mustang hits showrooms soon, and there have already been thousands of orders placed for the pony car and its new power train. The V6 Mustang is proving especially popular despite the new 5.0 liter V8 engine. Part the of the reason is the V6 engine has over 300 horsepower, and still manages to get 31 MPG on the highway — the first production car ever to do so.
The V6 car paced the Food City 500 at the Bristol Motor Speedway yesterday, and today Ford is launching a contest to guess how many laps the V6 Mustang can do around the same track on a single tank of gas. Guess correctly, and you could win a V6 Mustang of your own.
Each lap around the Speedway is 1/2 mile, and the track itself has been billed as the “world’s fastest 1/2 mile”. Not being a race car driver, I cannot attest to this. But I doubt Ford will be driving the Mustang full tilt, and they should be able to easily attain 31 mpg, or even more.
The contest runs today until June 23rd, so get those guesses in!
Check out the full press release on the next page
Source: Ford | The Mustang 1,000 Lap Challenge