Thursday, October 5, 2017

2018 Ford Mustang Specs and Performance

2018 Ford Mustang Specs and Performance

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Are you one of those auto enthusiasts who is waiting for the arrival of 2018 Ford Mustang? Here is the good news for you that thankfully, a revamped 2018 model is due out later this year. Although it is technically a mid-cycle refresh and it is not a new generation, there’ll be plenty to digest about it. Ford Mustang blast onto the scene more than fifty years ago, and it changed the game forever. Although it wasn’t the first muscle car that is ever built, it did birth the term ‘pony car,’ which went on to represent such classics as the Pontiac Firebird, Chevrolet Camaro, and also Plymouth Barracuda. Expecting as a mid-cycle refresh of the current Ford Mustang, we are curiously want to know more detail from horsepower to headlights to impressive performance statistics. If you are itching to know more than you have about it, here is everything we know from the current sources about the 2018 Ford Mustang specs and performance.

Quickest Engine

Modern Ford Mustang is more civilized and refined than they’ve ever been, although the vehicle is still a sports car at most fans’ hearts. We can see this from the enthusiasm of all of us waiting for the revamped 2018 model to arrive. Ford is now dropping the V6 entirely for the revamped 2018 model year. It is leaving buyers with a 2.3-liter of EcoBoost four-cylinder and a 5.0-liter V8. As we know, the V8 is completely redesigned that makes 460 horsepower and also 420 pound-feet of torque. This engine performs the benchmark zero-to-60-mph sprint in under four seconds. As it has been expected, it is earning its bragging rights as we mentioned before as the quickest Mustang GT ever.

New 10-speed transmission

It is not easy to achieve that time because this vehicle requires engaging Drag Strip mode, which then optimizes the transmission and the engine’s torque delivery. Another source is mentioning about the new 10-speed transmission. Carl Widmann, the chief engineer of Ford Mustang, explained that in Drag Strop mode, which you usually give up time when you shift gears, the engine torque doesn’t drop anymore when you are shifting. Based on his further explanation, it is because you get peak engine torque and also horsepower straight through. And the new 10-speed transmission is the one that makes it possible. For the 2018 Ford Mustang, there’ll be the turbo four that provides 310 horsepower and also 350 pound-feet of torque. It means, the vehicle takes under five seconds to reach 60 mph from a standstill.

2018 Ford Mustang is quicker, more responsive, and more efficient than its predecessor. The six-speed manual of the car has been upgraded for better torque delivery all around, but there is a newcomer on the automatic side. That’s right; the six-speed slushbox is gone for the 2018 Ford Mustang and in its place slots a new 10-speed for both engines. It is the one that Ford calls it as the “best automatic Mustang has ever offered.” The new electronic control system of the revamped 2018 can alter its character with a variety of drive modes. All of these modes can also tailor the soundtrack of the car. It is because of the refreshed ‘Stang offers active exhaust valves for the increased auditory control. Apparently, the revamped Ford Mustang borrows the MagneRide adaptive suspension setup in addition to more straight-line speed from the GT350R. This additional suspension setup is used as a part of the optional Mustang Performance Package. Well, we can’t wait to see what trickles down to the GT and base model after we were enthralled by handling prowess on track of the GT350R.