The 2018 Mustang GT is the fasted GT ever. This speed comes courtesy of a 5.0-liter V8 and 10-speed SelectShift automatic transmission cranking out 460 horsepower and 420 foot-pounds of torque. Add the new Drag Strip mode to the mix and you get a GT capable of a 0 to 60 time of less than four seconds.
Ford’s secret weapon on the 2018 Mustang is the new Drag Strip mode. It’s one of five driver-selectable modes available to the driver and was created for all-out acceleration for straight-line driving. According to Ford, the new 10-speed automatic transmission was designed with an all-new electronic control system which controls shift points and ensures the right gear is engaged at the right time.
The EcoBoost Mustang sees a bump in torque. The EcoBoost four-cylinder now generates 350 foot-pounds of torque which is 30 foot-pounds greater than last year. According to Ford, the EcoBoost 4-cylinder in Drag Strip mode with the Performance Package and 10-speed transmission can go from 0 to 60 in less than five seconds.
For more information about the 2018 Ford Mustang, head over to ford.com.
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