Faster Than You Can Read This Headline: New Mustang GT Can Go 0-to-60 MPH in Less Than Four Seconds

  • 2018 Mustang GT in Drag Strip mode can strech 60 mph in underneath four seconds – faster than a Porsche 911 and environment a new customary as a fastest Mustang GT ever
  • Redesigned 5.0-litre V8 with all-new accessible 10-speed SelectShift® automatic sees energy increasing to 460 horsepower and 420 lb.-ft. of torque
  • Drag Strip mode optimizes torque, delivery and newly accessible custom-designed Michelin Pilot Sport 4 S tires to broach limit acceleration and opening in straight-line driving 

DEARBORN, Mich., Jul 24, 2017 – Ford’s many modernized and absolute Mustang GT is also a fastest ever, achieving 0-to-60-mph in less than 4 seconds in Drag Strip mode.

The new Mustang is also faster than a US$94,000 Porsche 911 Carrera, that Carl Widmann, Mustang arch engineer, attributes to 5 factors:

  • Improved horsepower and torque outlay of a redesigned 5.0-litre V8
  • Maximum acceleration of accessible Drag Strip mode
  • Quicker, smoother changeable of a accessible 10-speed SelectShift® transmission
  • Optimized traction pleasantness of a accessible custom-designed Michelin Pilot Sport 4 S tires on new Performance Pack

“Typically, when we change gears, we give adult time,” pronounced Widmann. “In Drag Strip mode, a engine torque doesn’t dump when you’re shifting. You get rise engine torque and horsepower true by interjection to a new Ford-built 10-speed transmission.”

The car’s 5.0-litre V8 now facilities dual-fuel, high-pressure approach injection and low-pressure pier fuel injection record for increasing energy and efficiency. The engine’s 460 horsepower and 420 lb.-ft. of torque paint improvements over a stream model’s 435 horsepower and 400 lb.-ft. The outcome is an engine that delivers strong low-end torque, high-rpm energy and softened fuel efficiency.

Drivers of EcoBoost®-equipped Mustang also will feel increasing energy on a strip. The retuned EcoBoost four-cylinder generates 310 horsepower and 350 lb.-ft. of torque – a 30 lb.-ft. benefit over a stream model. In Drag Strip mode with Performance Package and a 10-speed automatic, a 2018 EcoBoost-powered Mustang posts an considerable 0-to-60-mph time of underneath 5 seconds.

Drag Strip mode – one of 5 driver-selectable modes accessible for 2018 – has been designed to yield limit acceleration and opening for straight-line driving. Drag Strip mode is essentially tranquil by a delivery and delivers a poignant acceleration boost, expelling a mislaid time customarily compared with involuntary shifting.

The new 10-speed transmission, with a wide-ratio camber and optimized rigging spacing, helps broach aloft normal energy for acceleration – ensuing in softened responsiveness and performance. The 10-speed design facilities Ford-patented power-flow and Ford-patented direct-acting hydraulic controls. It’s designed for best ratio course and efficiency, and provides some-more accurate, quicker upshift and downshift capability.

In addition, an all-new electronic control complement facilities real-time adaptive shift-scheduling algorithms engineered to assistance safeguard a right rigging is intent during a right time, including skip-shift and approach downshift capability.

Compared to a effusive six-speed, a new 10-speed involuntary has quicker change times and improved low-speed tip-in response. It’s singly tuned for all 5 expostulate modes – normal, sport, track, Drag Strip and snow/wet. Steering wheel-mounted change paddles concede drivers limit primer control.

“Gearing matters, and in Drag Strip mode, this automobile launches improved than ever off a line,” pronounced Widmann.

New Mustang is due to strech showrooms this fall.