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A Ford Mustang GT Will Try And Sip Fuel In This Year’s MPG Marathon

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A Ford Mustang GT convertible with a 5.0-liter Coyote V8 will attempt to stretch every drop of fuel in its tank as far as possible at this year’s MPG Marathon in the UK.

The MPG Marathon is an annual competition in which drivers try to pilot production vehicles between multiple checkpoints as efficiently as possible. This year’s route comprises 300 miles of public roads starting at the Heythrop Park Resort in Oxfordshire, and is scheduled to take place on the 18th and the 19th of October. The Ford Mustang GT convertible is one of several vehicles being entered by Ford. It will be driven by former Ford rally crew Andy Dawson and Andy Marriott, who won the event in 2012 in a Ford Fiesta ECOnetic 1.6 TDCi.

We would guess that their chances at victory won’t be as good this time around.

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But Ford isn’t necessarily entering the Mustang GT convertible for its innate efficiency. Ford UK Sales Director Kevin Griffin explains that of the 3,000 right-hand-drive Mustangs delivered to UK buyers since earlier this year, about two thirds have been ordered with the 5.0-liter Coyote V8. The engine “powered Mustang to the top of the sales charts as the UK’s top selling high performance sales car,” he says. “But a high power rating need not necessarily mean excessive fuel consumption – as this year’s MPG Marathon is set to demonstrate.”

(Source: CarScoops)

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Written by Aaron Brzozowski

Aaron Brzozowski is a writer and motoring enthusiast from Detroit with an affinity for '80s German steel. He is not active on the Twitter these days, but you may send him a courier pigeon.

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