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How fast are they?

Discussion in '2005-2010 V6 Mustang Tech' started by TBR, Sep 22, 2004.

  1. TBR

    TBR TYVMSAP

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    From what I understand, the new 4.0L Mustangs are supposed to be about as fast as the current ones. I was informed they were a bit heavier, and the added power will not make them much faster in a a straight line.
     
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    Are they going to use the 4R70W and T-5 trannys on the new 4.0L?
     
  3. whipster24

    whipster24 I bent my wookie

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    The handling in the 05s is suppose to be better though and with 200 hp it will still be a good base model car.
     
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    what engine is this built off of though? 4.0L Duratec?
     
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    Kuplex Retired Admin

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    The T-5, yes. But the auto will be the new 5-speed automatic.
     
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    3.8MustangSteve Secretary of Defense

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    I think they will be a little bit faster than the current V6's.
     
  7. Junior2561

    Junior2561 [b]Junior[/b]

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    do they get the panhard bar too?
     
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    I think so too.
    The 05 V6 and auto GT are suppose to have 3.3x gearing, and the manual GT is suppose to get 3.55 gears. So that will be a nice tiny boost for both from the factory. Take into fact that both will have more power (the V6 only slightly more), and take into effect their new torque curves, and I think they will be pretty fast.
    I'd say the GT manual will run mid 13s, but we'll have to wait and see.
    I'm sure in the next couple months, every Mustang mag will be doing dynos and showing ads where companies are offering mods. :thumbup:
     
  9. pete

    pete I like Ford V6s...I own 4

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    They all have 3.31 gears.

    The 5spd GT runs high 13s. The 5spd V6 will run high 14s.
     
  10. CougarStang

    CougarStang I do my own stunts

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    I believe the new 5 speed auto is called the 5R55S
     
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    SP2004Mustang New Member

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    the 05 V6 weights almost 300 lbs more than the 04, i think they will be about the same times.
     
  12. pete

    pete I like Ford V6s...I own 4

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    The V6 is only 100 more than the previous car. The GT is 200-300 more.