2018 Ford Mustang GT Cuts Through the Drag While Cutting Quite the Performance Figure

The new sports coupe from Ford is being billed as the fastest Mustang GT ever. But what puts the muscle in our automaker's time-honored pony?

The 2018 Ford Mustang GT can achieve a metaphorically tire-shredding zero to 60 mph in as little as 4 seconds, to be sure, edging out segment beasts like the Porsche 911 Carrera. To some degree, it's owing to a 5.0-liter V8 redesigned for the strip, showcasing a power increase to 460 horses under the hood as well as to 420 crushing pound-feet of performance torque. The dynamo's even paired with all-new available 10-speed SelectShift® automatic to deliver faster, near-seamless shifts with significant uptime reduction.

But the magic happens all thanks to a new Drag Strip mode, which optimizes a trifecta of torque distribution, transmission response, and newly available custom-designed Michelin Pilot Sport 4 S tires. That means straight-line driving acceleration and performance at the top of the sports car game.

But it's not only the line apex that sees adrenalized thrill-ride action. EcoBoost® engine-equipped Ford Mustang models can count on a bump, too. The retuned 310-horsepower, four-cylinder powerplant puts out competitive turning and pulling power at 350 pound-feet. That's a 30-pound-foot gain in torque over previous iterations. Factor in Drag Strip mode, the charge of the available Ford Performance Package, and the automaker's eponymous 10-speed auto transmission, and you can still count on zero to 60 mph in just under five seconds.

Needless to say, the 2018 Ford Mustang GT is a phenomenon that ought to be experienced to be believed. If you're eager to put a pedal to the metal, stop by and see us here at Koons Ford of Baltimore. There's sure to be a new Mustang model in our extensive inventory of 2018 sports cars to capture your attention. Our 6970 Security Blvd. Ford showroom, and your test drive excursion, is just around the corner!

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