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: No Longer Discounting the Mustang V6

09-17-2010, 03:53 PM
10Best Surprise: No Longer Discounting the Mustang V6
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We’re spending the week driving 60-plus new cars in order to decide our 2011 10Best list. When that many cars are gathered in one place, many of which we haven’t driven before, there are bound to be some unexpected discoveries. Be sure to check back throughout the week for more 10Best surprises, and look for our annual 10Best issue to hit newsstands on December 7.

I’ll admit, I’ve always been dismissive of every V-6 pony car I’ve encountered. Yes, I know why people choose them over their eight-cylinder siblings—better gas mileage, cheaper insurance, yadda yadda yadda—but as an enthusiast, it makes more sense to look at an entirely different vehicle if those criteria are of concern. Times change, and with this latest crop of pony cars, beginning with the new Chevrolet Camaro and now the revised-for-‘11 Ford Mustang, I must eat my words.

With 300-plus hp on tap in both the Camaro and Mustang, the sixes make up for their lack of blood-boiling V-8 rumble with a swift kick that still leaves me scratching my head, thinking, “Wow, this is a V-6?”

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