Ford wants to show to everyone that the 2011 Mustang is more than just power under its hood; it also comes with something that is quite uncharacteristic for a muscle car of the Mustang’s stature: an improved fuel economy.

And to prove their point, the Blue Oval is taking a V6 Mustang to the Bristol Motor Speedway to attempt running the Mustang around the track for 1,000 miles using only a single tank of gas. Does it sound ambitious, even for Ford’s standards? Maybe.

But apparently, the company is willing to put their money where their mouth is regarding the Mustang’s EPA-certified 19 mpg/city and 31 mpg/ highway ratings. As part of the challenge, a crew of Ford test drivers will be on-hand, taking turns behind the wheel of a Mustang as it goes for 1,000 laps without even refueling – only stopping when the Mustang is running on fumes and the gas tank has been completely laid to waste.

If you’ve got the gift of foresight, you can head over to Ford’s website and predict a number on how many laps the Mustang will finish before its tank runs dry. If you’re one of the lucky ones who pick the exact lap number, you’ll be eligible to win your very own 2011 Mustang V6.

And you can do all that by just picking a number from 1-1000.


Source: Mustang 1000 Lap Challenge

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  (612) posted on 03.23.2010

Well, that circuit that it’s going to race at is not that big nor that small. I don’t think that it would be possible to go a thousand mile with only 1 full tank if the driver is going to drive it on full power and the fastest way that the car can tolerate him too. Well, I do hope that it reach a lap between 600 to 700.

  (939) posted on 03.22.2010

A whopping 1000 laps? That was a good news from ford, it’s more fuel efficient than a nissan z series.

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