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Mustang desperately needs 5.0!

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Im curious why Ford didn't address the Camaro right when it came out with relatively the same amount of horsepower. Right now just about everyone I talk to says they would take a Camaro hands down to the mustang. Had the Mustang wrangled up some more horses and gave IRS a shot I think stories might have changed. Could you imagine 400hp and IRS on the 2010 Mustang? I think motortrend, car and driver, and road & track would have something else to say.

Currently im reading the 2010 Mustang is about half a second slower then the Camaro yet out handles the Camaro on the skidpad and in the slalom. With roughly 400 HP I would bet the Mustang would be a couple tenth's quicker in the quarter and with IRS the Mustang would dominate the skidpad as well provide better ride.

Just seems odd to me that Ford would give away a big chunk of their market... :scratchchin

If only I worked for Ford :D
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I agree with VA Ford, especially when it comes to pushing the 5.0 to have been ready for this year. Even with 100 more HP, the top end Camaro barely edges past the GT. What helps the GT is it's superior overall package, curb weight especially. I personally like that they are taking an extra year to (hopefully) get all of the kinks worked out with the new enginer before they drop it in.

With all the styling changes, suspension changes, etc., a new powertrain would have been a lot to coordinate, and I could see a lot more things beeing overlooked and corners being cut to meet deadlines, therefor a sub par vehicle getting built. As it is now, they get to see what all they have done right with everything else, and then go from there with a thoroughly tested and worked engine. And just think, when the Stang jumps up 100 HP, it will eat up those camaros and it won't even be funny. Ok, it defintiely will be funny :)
Highly doubt they will offer IRS anytime soon, especially with the handling that the track pack offers. It's able to pull more G's on the skid pad than the camaro or challenger and from the reviews, its sounds like the steering is phenomenal. I seem to remember reading .94 G's somewhere, which is pretty awesome considering a C6 corvette is only .01 or .02 more than that.
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