It looks like the Ford crew is once again set to put their chips on the table and walk the talk very soon. We’ve seen and heard full well the power, refinement, and efficiency standards the 2011 Ford Mustang has brought about; on June 23rd, the V6-equipped Mustang will be put through the paces at Bristol Motor Speedway (Tennessee) and take part in a 1000-lap challenge. Big deal, right? Well, it just might be–the 2011 Mustang V6 will be placed on the track for the lap count trial, but will only receive one tank of fuel. So, on a half-mile track, this means the new fuel-sipping pony car by Ford will have to achieve over 500 miles on a single fueling.
Ford has set up a contest (www.Mustang1000LapChallenge.com) to help promote the excitement behind the event and allow for contestants to guess just how many laps they believe the Mustang V6 will go before running dry. For the lucky ducks that guess the lap count spot-on, Ford will then randomly select one person who will take home their very own 2011 Ford Mustang V6. Not bad at all!
“We all know how much fun it is to drive Mustang, but in today’s market it’s also about fuel economy,” said Jamie Allison, director, Ford North America Motorsports. “By going 1,000 laps or more on one of NASCAR’s most popular tracks, we expect to show that when it comes to Mustang, you can be mean and green.”
The Mustang 1,000-Lap Challenge is slated to kick off on the morning of Wednesday, June 23r with Ford test drivers piloting the Mustang coupe around the track, aiming to break the 1,000-lap mark; a feat that doubles the distance of NASCAR drivers’ mileage during the race…sans any pit stops.Categories: Events, Ford, 2011 Mustang