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Tomorrow: Ford Mustang Attempts 1000 Laps of Bristol Motor Speedway on One Tank

Take one V-6 Mustang and one Bristol Motor Speedway, and you have a challenge. Tomorrow, Ford will attempt to lap the 0.533-mile oval 1000 times with a 305-horsepower V-6 Mustang. The catch? The Mustang only gets one tank of fuel to travel the 533 miles.

Ford is inviting fans to guess how far the Mustang will go at Mustang1000lapchallenge.com. If you pick the correct number of laps, you’ll be entered into a drawing to win a 2011 Mustang V-6.

As we’ve reported, the EPA’s 31 mpg highway fuel rating means the 16-gallon tank should last 496 miles. It will be close; the Mustang will need to average 33 mpg to hit the magic number. Think it can happen? Should Porsche have been challenged, too? Sound off below.

Source: Ford

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Buying Guide

2011 Ford Mustang

Fair Market Price $13,569 GT Coupe
Motor Trend Rating
StarStarStarStarStarHalf-Star

0-60 MPH:

5.1 SECS

EPA MPG:

19 City / 29 Hwy

Horse Power:

305 @ 6500