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Mustang GT (2011) – First pictures Leak

Sat, 26 Dec 2009 00:00:00 -0800

The leaked picture of the 2011 Ford Mustang GT 5.0 litre

See, stuff does happen over Christmas. Even if it is unofficial stuff.

A week or so ago we ran a couple of interesting Ford Mustang stories. Interesting mainly because – amidst the doom and gloom in the car world and the obsession with ‘downsizing’ –  Ford had let leak some information on the 2011 Ford Mustang. The first good news was that the entry-level Mustang for 2011 gets a decent V6 with decent power – 305bhp.

The second bit of good news related to the Mustang GT for 2011. This time it was less official – the Mustang V6 news came from Ford complete with press release – with the social web in the form of Facebookers and Twitterers breaking the embargo on the Mustang GT and revealing that it was to get a more than half decent V8 with 412bhp.

But what we didn’t have was any pictures. We guessed that would have to wait until post Christmas when Ford starting to gear up the tease ahead of the official reveal at the Detroit Motor Show in a matter of weeks.

But Jalopnik has secured an exterior and an engine picture via a circuitous route involving Burlapp Cars and images they posted on Twitter. Which may sound like more information than you really need, but the chances are that Jalopnik has access to these pictures under embargo.

2011 Ford Mustang 5.0 GT Engine

But by making it clear that the images came via Burlapp Cars there is only one place to point the finger for breaking the embargo. Not worth upsetting Ford if you can show you’re just reporting what’s already out there.

Ford’s had a lot of success this year usung Twitter and Facebook to push the new Fiesta. They probably didn’t expect the details on the Mustang GT to escape via the same route.

If you live by the sword…

Source: Jalopnik via Burlapp Cars

By Cars UK