There was much speculation on how much power the 2018 Ford Mustang would be able to produce; there is no more room for guessing, as the results are now in! To put this easily into perspective, the 2018 Mustang can go from 0 to 60mph faster than a $94,000 911 Carrera. Also, the GT gets a 25 horsepower bump and the EcoBoost gains some more torque! If that doesn’t tell you enough about the capabilities of this pony car, keep reading.
With the 2018 model year on its way, Ford surely upped the ante in their never-ending Mustang vs. Camaro showdown. With Ford finally revealing their engine specs on the refreshed Mustang lineup, we can definitely agree that it is not a coincidence that the numbers beat the Camaro SS. To be more specific, the Mustang’s updated 5.0-liter V8 has an output of 460 horsepower, which is 5 more than the SS/s 6.2-liter V8. The GT’s Coyote V8 also gains 20 lb-ft of torque (35 less than the Camaro SS) from a plethora of updates including a fuel-delivery system with direct and port injection, higher redlines, and a new variable exhaust. The six-speed manual transmission is still available, but the addition of a 10-speed automatic is said to be the big game changer and greatly improve acceleration. The EcoBoost version – now the only other engine choice, since the V6 is gone – has an additional 30 lb-ft of torque, though its horsepower remains unchanged at 310.
Gone in 4 Seconds
The 2018 Ford Mustang GT has 460 hp and 420 lb-ft of torque, and can reach 60 mph in under 4 seconds. In order to achieve this impressive figure, the Mustang will need to be equipped with the new 10-speed automatic. For the upcoming model year, Ford is also introducing the Drag Strip Mode. This mode ensures that the engine torque does not drop while you are shifting and provides optimum straight line acceleration. With it, you get peak horsepower and engine torque straight through. In Mustang GTs with the performance pack, the drag strip mode changes the MagneRide damper settings to increase weight transfer to the rear axle for better traction. The addition of Michelin Pilot Sport 4 S tires also allow for extra traction to manage the newfound power and torque that comes with this refreshed Mustang. The EcoBoost models are not left out; the turbocharged four-cylinders will also receive the driving mode to reach 60mph in less than 5 seconds.
Pricing for the 2018 EcoBoost starts at $25,585 and $35,095 for the Mustang GT.
2018 FORD MUSTANG HORSEPOWER & TORQUE NUMBERS & RATINGS
- Ecoboost 2.3L – 310hp/350 lb/ft Torque
- Mustang GT 5.0L – 460hp/420 lb/ft Torque
- Mustang GT350 5.2L – 526hp/429 lb/ft Torque
- Mustang GT350R 5.2L – 526hp/429 lb/ft Torque
2018 FORD MUSTANG TRANSMISSION OPTIONS
- 6-Speed Manual Transmission
- 10-Speed Automatic Transmission
2018 FORD MUSTANG 0-60
- Ecoboost 2.3L – Under 5.0 Seconds
- Mustang GT 5.0L – Under 4.0 Seconds
- Mustang GT350 5.2L – TBD
- Mustang GT350R 5.2L – TBD
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