Ford Mustang GT will hit 100 in under 4 seconds

2018 Mustang GT is a Porsche-beater says Ford

Ford claims the new Mustang GT can hit 60 miles per hour in less than 4 seconds in Drag Strip mode. Acting as one of five driver-selectable modes in the 2018 Mustang, Drag Strip mode utilizes the transmission to maximize straight-line performance. While we don't know the exact number, this means that when the 5.0L-powered Mustang is in Drag Mode, it will hit 60 miles per hour in no more than 3.9 seconds.

Last year, we sat down with Dave Pericak, Global Director of Ford Performance.

The emblematic vehicle, announced on Monday, offers a 10-speed automatic transition and has a redesigned 5.0-liter V8 engine capable of hitting 460 horsepower, with 420 foot-pound of torque.

The fifth element, the aforementioned available Drag Strip mode, is especially worth noting.

"Typically, when you shift gears, you give up time", said Mustang chief engineer Carl Widmann. We don't have many details yet, but this mode is said to enhance off-the-line performance and to minimize the loss of engine torque between shifts.




2018 Mustang GT can go 0-60 in under 4 seconds with new 10-speed automat. Ford is claiming better fuel efficiency from the uprated motor, thanks largely to the smart new automatic gearbox.

Compared to the current 5.0-liter V8 which already puts out a healthy 435 PS with 542 Nm of torque, the retuned engine now cranks out 460 PS and 569 Nm of torque.

The 2.3L EcoBoost four-cylinder has also been upgraded and now generates 310 horsepower and 350 lb. -ft. of torque - a 30 lb. -ft. gain over the current model.

Also, with the promise of a 0-60 time in below 5 seconds, the 2018 Ford Mustang EcoBoost is also the quickest base model Mustang ever. Those wanting more will appreciate this little feature on new EcoBoost Mustangs. According to Ford, the new transmission has a wide-ratio span and optimized gear spacing. This will provide greatly increased tip-in throttle response and better all-around feel.

In addition, an all-new electronic control system features real-time adaptive shift-scheduling algorithms engineered to help ensure the right gear is engaged at the right time, including skip-shift and direct downshift capability.

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