Meet the Fastest Ford Mustang Ever

Ford unveiled the 2018 Mustang during the Detroit auto show. It gains a more aggressive look that includes new hood vents and an optional spoiler

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.

Select the 2018 Mustang's new Drag Strip mode and the 2018 Ford Mustang GT will reach 60 miles per hour in under four seconds - faster than a Porsche 911 Carrera. Ford is certainly chasing after Chevy here, too; we measured a Camaro SS automatic hitting 60 miles per hour in 3.9 seconds.

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.



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