While quiet on the new redline, an image shows the new Mustang GT should rev to a lovely 7,500 rpm. Most important of all: the 2018 Ford Mustang GT will wring up to 460 horsepower and 420 lb-ft of torque out of its 5.0-liter Coyote V8. The Drag Strip mode setting optimizes torque, and transmission to achieve the new acceleration, and hits that sub-four second time when paired with Michelin Pilot Sport 4 S tires on the auto.
On top of that V8 goodness, the 2.3-liter turbo EcoBoost Mustang gets 30 lb-ft more torque for 2018, bringing the total to 350 (horsepower remains at 310). In Drag Strip mode with the optional Performance Package and 10-speed auto gearbox, it's capable of hitting 60 miles per hour in less than 5 seconds. Also, a new 10-speed SelectShift transmission helps the GT speed to 60 miles per hour in less than four seconds, putting it neck and neck with the SS.
The new 10-speed features direct-acting hydraulic controls, and boasts a wider ratio spread than the outgoing 6-speed with optimized spacing. Ford says the torquier engine and quicker-shifting automatic will get the turbo Stang to 60 miles per hour in less than five seconds; we tested an EcoBoost automatic at 5.2 seconds a few years back. That model, too, can be optioned with Ford's new 10-speed automatic.
To achieve that acceleration figure, you'll have to order your Mustang GT with Ford's new 10-speed automatic-the same one used in the F-150 Raptor-and the Performance Package. The online configurator for the new models launches tomorrow, and the revamped pony auto will start arriving in dealer showrooms this fall.