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2011 Ford Mustang GT A Performance Bargain With Brembo Package

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The Mustang GT has always been a great performance value. But with nearly 100 horsepower more than last year's respective models and prices up only slightly, both the 2011 Ford Mustang V-6 and 2011 Ford Mustang GT are now even stronger bargains—especially, in the case of the GT, when you add the new Brembo Brake Package.

For just $1,695 on GT models with manual transmission, the package adds four-piston Brembo calipers and larger 14-inch Brembo rotors, plus larger (11.5) non-Brembo rotors in back, along with unique 19-inch matte-gray "horseshoe spoked" alloy wheels that look great with the Mustang's bright red or blue hues. Pirelli summer performance tires, recalibrated stability control, and a retuned suspension complete this on-a-budget performance package, for which some other automakers would likely charge several times this amount.

According to Mustang chief engineer Dave Pericak, the package really optimizes the Mustang's potential and makes the most out of the added grip provided by the summer tires.

With this Brembo Brake Package, and the new V-6 Performance Package that will be available in a few months on V-6 models, adding some of the Mustang GT's components to help enjoy the new 305-hp V-6, Ford is hoping to attract younger buyers—and those who are looking for weekend track toys—back to the Mustang.

At $32,190 altogether with the Brembo package, the Mustang GT gets a set of components that in some respects help put it on the same ground as much more expensive performance coupes. For those looking to take their 'Stang out on the track—or just interested in getting the most out of their 412 horsepower—it's the way to go.

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