True Ford Mustang fans will really only care that the new powertrains being introduced for 2011 produce substantially more power than before. But Ford is equally interested in promoting the car’s improved fuel economy, like the 19 mile per gallon city and 31 mpg highway ratings from the EPA. On June 23 Ford will take a V6 Mustang to Bristol Motor Speedway in Tennessee and attempt to run over 1,000 laps on a single tank of gas. Bristol is one of NASCAR’s old school half-mile bull-rings so that means over 500 miles on a tank.
A crew of Ford test drivers will circulate the track until the tank runs dry, hopefully topping the 1,000 lap mark. In the lead-up to the event, people can go to www.Mustang1000LapChallenge.com and guess how many jelly beans are in the jar, or rather how many laps the Mustang will complete before running out of fumes. Of those that guess correctly, Ford will randomly draw the name of a person that will win a 2011 Mustang V6. Hats off to Tim!
Ford to attempt 1,000-lap challenge at Bristol Speedway with V6 Mustang originally appeared on Autoblog Green on Mon, 22 Mar 2010 09:22:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.