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Friday 18 August 2017
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Ford Says 2018 Mustang GT Bests Porsche 911 Carrera

Ford Says 2018 Mustang GT Bests Porsche 911 Carrera

One Mississippi, two Mississippi, three Mississippi, four, and you’re going 60 mph in the 2018 Mustang GT.

The new 2018 Ford Mustang GT can hit zero-60 in less than four seconds in drag strip mode. In case you wondered, Ford says that’s faster than the $94,000 Porsche 911 Carrera.

Ford’s fastest-ever Mustang does the deed by reworking the 5.0-liter V8 with 460-horsepower and 420 lb-ft of torque, which adds up to 25 more horses and 20 more torque than the 2017 model year.

It also ditches the old six-speed transmission for a new optional 10-speed SelectShift automatic.  The result is faster shift times and better low-speed tip-in response.  Steering wheel-mounted shift paddles allow drivers maximum manual control.

Kick the thing into Drag Mode and away you go in under four. Below is a shot of the drag mode cockpit display on the 12-inch digital cluster.


The 2018 Mustang’s standard engine is a retuned EcoBoost four-cylinder which sees a 30 lb-ft improvement in torque for a new 350 total while continuing to offer a none-too-shabby 310-horsepower. Throw in the Performance Package with Drag Strip mode and it’ll take you to 60 mph in under 5 seconds.

The 2018 Mustang rides into dealerships this fall. And don’t forget all Mustangs now come standard with burnout. Yeah, this is setting up to be a smoking year for the pony car.

Photo Credit: Ford