2011 Ford Mustang GT: First Burnout of the New 5.0!

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Some publications do burnouts with V6-engined Mustangs. Not that there's anything wrong with that, but we're not like those kind of publications. Instead, we've got this — the first burnout of a 2011 Ford Mustang GT. The 5.0 is back!

We'll have a full review of the new 2011 Ford Mustang V6 and GT on Sunday night at midnight — and we may have some numbers for you later today. For the moment, however, all we have are these epic shots of a new 5.0-engined Mustang GT covering a frightened Camaro on the SoCal pavement with tire smoke. God, do we love the muscle car wars!

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From a Buick 6

Okay, so here's the thing: I want a Mustang. Bad. Bad enough to buy one in the near future.

But which one do I buy: the V6, the 5.0 or a leftover 4.6?

I don't need over 400 horsepower, it'd probably be more of a nuisance on the daily commute, and I also don't care to pay $5000 over the 305 horse V6.

But I just can't bring myself to get the six. There's the stigma, but I can live with that now that the performance is there to back it up. It's the rest of the GT package that I'd regret not having: the better suspension, optional 3.73 rear end, better wheels and, most importantly, those epic fog lamps.

As it stands right now Ford's offering $2500 on the hood of the remaining '10 GTs. That, combined with the fact that a better deal could be had on a '10 versus an '11, with the 4.6 effectively splitting the price difference between the two new motors.

So, fellow Jalops, what's the best option? Get the perfectly good new V6, go balls out and get the 5.0 or compromise and get the 4.6? Help a crazy bastard who doesn't really need a new car out.