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2011 Ford Mustang V6
Normally, it's the V8 version that gets all the attention and the V6 is just the economy model for those who don't want the power or the costs of the V8.

Not anymore.

The new engine will put out 305 horsepower, up from 210 in the current model, and 280 foot-pounds of torque, an increase from 240 in today's V6. These numbers come close to today's 315 horsepower V8 Mustang.

Horsepower and torque aren't the only numbers going up, either. Ford projects fuel economy will actually be better, too. The automaker expects the new Mustang to get 30 mpg on the highway with a six-speed automatic transmission. That's compared to 26 mpg in today's V6 Mustang.

These changes make the V6 Mustang much more competitive with General Motors' V6-powered Camaro RS.

NEXT: 2011 Hyundai Sonata

Last updated December 04 2009: 11:26 AM ET
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