VIDEO: Our 2011 V6 Mustang Project is Underway!

Take whatever you think you know about V6 Mustangs and throw it away. We’re taking a completely stock 2011 V6 Automatic, rated at 305hp from Ford, and showing the potential that Ford left us with this new 3.7L engine. We’ll be building this bad boy up in 4 Stages of modifications and put it to the test on the dyno, at the track and on the street!

We don’t leave things stock for long around here! For Stage 1, we wanted to show how a simple cold air intake and tune package can enhance the performance of your V6. Not convinced with the dyno numbers? How about a half-second gain at the track on stock 17″ all-season tires and stock 2.73 gears! Check out the mods:

2011-2012 V6 Mustang Airaid Cold Air Intake & Bama Custom Tuner
2010-2012 Mustang Pre-Painted Side Scoops
2010-2012 Mustang Pre-Painted Eleanor Louvers
2010-2012 Mustang Pre-Painted Mirror Covers
2010-2012 Mustang Magnetic Deck Lid Blackout Panel

AmericanMuscle.com 2011 V6 Mustang Project

This V6 is looking better, feeling better and performing better! Stay tuned for Stage 2 of our 4-part build, coming later this week, where we head back to the track with even more mods to try and hit low-13′s!

Think you know what we’re adding next? Comment below and tell us what you think!

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  • 4LS

    Love the car, hate the scoops to be honest.

    If they aren’t functional scoops, they shouldn’t be there in my opinion.

  • KB

    Long tubes and duals

    • Chris O’Neil

      The 2011 V6′s come stock with dual exhaust already!  A higher performance exhaust system upgrade would definately work in place of the stocks!

      • Y2kexec2000

        apples to apples, never saw 0-60 times stock vs. alum driveshaft vs. procharger??? how can .7 sec be reduced 0 to 60 by adding an alum driveshaft and handling kit only???

  • MattH

    Those louvers are horrible.. The only louvers that I could use are the flush ones. If the side scoop actually cooled the breaks then that would be a nice part.

  • Silver7otr

    I think the clean sleeper look wuld be nice

  • Andrew

    The description reads “3.7L Ecoboost”… typo?

  • Chris O’Neil

    Since the 2011 V6 Mustangs come stock with dual exhaust for the first time, I’d be adding a high peformance exhaust system and headers for it!  Install a rear spoiler as well to put some down force on the rear tires so that it will push the back of the car down to make it hug the road better!  I’d also add a better front end chin spoiler for some down force there as well!  With those two being added, a drop kit would definately complete the areodynamics of the use of the spoilers and would then keep less air from traveling under the car and more traveling over it!  As for the louvers and the side scoops, I’d get rid of both of those!  If the louvers aren’t functional then getting rid of those would be a good idea because the pocket on them would only catch the air acting as a parachute and slow the car down!  It may not slow it down by much but it would just be enough to keep you from getting the gains your expecting in the end!  Same with the side scoops!  Nothing but trapped air there as well!  It would be like driving the car with the windows down!  This would also create bad gas mileage too!  Anyway, that’s what I’d be installing and uninstalling all in that order! 

  • Runriot

    gears and catback exhaust…………….low 13′s easy

  • Jessecollier2001

    Gears.  You’ll be adding 3.73 gears to the car.

  • Jonnyb8891

    Exhaust for sure probably only axle back because 11′s V6′s come with dual so no dual conv. needed. so,
    -axle-back EXHAUST
    -DRAG tires and rims
    -HOOD or simply hood scoops
    -Rear SPOILER
    -Chin Spoiler
    -Maybe Racing stripes
    -Grill?
    -Gears?
    -Lowering SPRINGS
    -
    …EXHAUST, SPRINGS, DRAG RADIALS, Nitro???? would be insane!!!

  • Jonnyb8891

    and its not an ecoboost is it???
    no turbo.

  • Steve

    Stage 2 – New exhaust headers and alluminum driveshaft
    Stage 3 – Suspension and Tires
    Stage 4 – SUPERCHARGER

    • Trstarnes

      I agree, the Supercharger would only be the icing on the cake! I’d even look at a different ratio for the rear. 

  • logan

    Finally an 11 v6 project car! I foresee you guys changing the gears and exhaust system. And adding some gt500 style rims and ram air hood..

  • 1MEANGT/CS

    I think its funny how people hate the scoops because of the functionality… I only drive my Stang on the street…The only racing Ive ever done is from red light to red light so how much functionality do you actually need? I own a 2011 GT/CS and it rolls off the lot with 412HP but when it was on the dyno it registered at 425 so my question is are the scoops going to slow my ride down that much because Ill tell ya right now the owner of that 2011 Camaro SS and the owner of the new Challenger I dusted the other day would probably argue with you that they didnt slow my Stang down ENOUGH!!!! 

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Frank-Reyes/1343755434 Frank Reyes

    I bought my 2011 V6 on March 19, 2011. AM can testify how much money I’ve spent already with the cold air intake, Bama tune, Ford Racing suspension pack, adjustable pan hard bar, 18 x 10 back and 18 x 9 bullitt wheels and sumitomo tires, Magnaflow axleback exhaust, Corbeau racing seats, side louvers, SHR brushed SS fuel door, raxiom black projector headlights, mirror covers, extra horns for my alarm and billet grille. I’m going to convert my Raxioms into HID projectors this month, and am saving up for the supercharger! I love my V6. Last mustang I had was a 1990 GT, and my new mustang (5500 miles) would blow the doors off my last mustang. The handling is great, and the car does what I need it to do on So Cal freeways, stay out of the way of drivers who aren’t paying attention. Gas mileage averages 23 – 25, depending on how heavy my right foot is. Exhaust sounds great. Thanks AM for all of your help so far!

  • Tyler R

    MY guess would be lowering it with some new springs, new rims/tires, new grill and lights

  • Erich813

    Exterior parts suck! 

  • The_johnald

    I saw this car run stock and with a 87 octane street tune that was NOT filmed or put in this article. It ran 13.6* @106 mph with JUST a 87 street tune, nothing more… And folks, don’t waste $ on CAI!!!! They don’t give more then a few hp, which will not effect performance at ALL….

  • The_johnald

    I saw this car run stock and with a 87 octane street tune that was NOT filmed or put in this article. It ran 13.6* @106 mph with JUST a 87 street tune, nothing more… And folks, don’t waste $ on CAI!!!! They don’t give more then a few hp, which will not effect performance at ALL….

  • The_johnald

    A simple drop-in K&N filter will increase airflow 22-24%…. Exactly the same as the CAI’s on the market….

    • mikeiscoo2

      … negative ghost rider…