The Globe's Top Drives for 2011
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Can you take a few steps back and still come out ahead? By reviving the 5.0 moniker from the early 1990s, Ford increased horsepower and fuel economy in one solid punch.
The V-8s 412 horsepower and 26-mpg highway rating no doubt realized by new six-speed transmissions and a hard kick from Chevrolets Camaro deliver modern performance to match the retro looks. The V-6 produces as much power as the outgoing V-8, and even hits 31 mpg.
This is still an old-school muscle car. But these upgrades keep the classic Mustang relevant for the next generation. CA