2011 Mustang GT 5.0 Dyno Tested, Oh Yeah!

As we get ready for a barrage of 2011 Mustang first drives and reviews from the professional automotive media on Monday morning Edmunds Inside Line has decided to wet our appetite with a video of a 2011 Mustang GT 5.0 Dyno Test.  Not only did they post the video of the Dyno Test but they went on to explain the results which were surprising to say the least.  Now we all know Ford is claiming 412 horsepower and 390 pound-feet or torque but Inside Line’s Dyno Test revealed Ford might be holding back just a bit.

On the dyno the 2011 Mustang GT 5.0 put down 395 rwhp and 365 pound-feet or torque.  Before you say I thought Ford overstated the hp you have to remember rwhp is not the same as flywheel hp which is what Ford is stating the 412 figure to be.  If Ford says flywheel hp is 412 than rwhp would typically be %12 less.  So for Inside Lines Dyno Test they got a figure of 395 rwhp its safe to say their flywheel horsepower figure would be around 450.  This leads us and all others to believe Ford has understated the horsepower.

Check out the video above or head on over to Edmunds Inside Line for all the videos, graphs and analysis of the 2011 Mustang GT 5.0 Dyno Testing.