Ford revealed Mustang GT few weeks back and it is one of the fastest Stang ever. It also joined the sub 4 seconds 0-60mph club. It can be attributed to the all-new Drag-Strip mode. 2018 Ford Mustang GT also claims to be faster than the Porsche 911 Carrera which is priced at $94,000. 2018 Ford Mustang GT is powered with redesigned 5.0 liter V8 engine which gives an output of 460 horsepower and 420 lb-ft of torque. It is a bump of 25 hp and 20 lb-ft over the outgoing model. Fuel economy is also improved with the new engine.
The engine is mated with 10-speed automatic transmission and also gives accurate and faster shifts with better low speed responses. Drag-strip mode is one of the five driving modes and according to Ford it is designed to give maximum acceleration and performance. It eliminates the problem of lost time which is associated with automatic shifting. In the Drag-Strip mode, engine torque doesn’t stop when one is shifting it. One gets peak torque and horsepower straight through the tanks thanks to the 10-speed transmission.
The turbocharged 2.3 liter four-cylinder Ecoboost has been retuned and now gives 310 horsepower and 350 lb-ft of torque. It is an increment of 30 lb-ft of torque over the outgoing model. Ecoboost models also equipped with Performance Package and 10-speed automatic transmission also benefits from Drag-Strip mode. 2018 Ford Mustang GT will arrive at the dealership this fall. The pricing and configurator option will go live on 25th July. Do watch the small clip attached here and learn more about it.