The 2018 Ford Mustang GT delivers a phenomenal driving experience with its redesigned 5.0-liter V8 engine and all-new available 10-speed SelectShift automatic transmission. It’s also incredibly fast, with a 0-60 mph (0-97 km/h) time that’s better than the considerably more expensive Porsche 911.
2018 Ford Mustang GT 0-60 MPH Time in Drag Strip Mode
When using Drag Strip mode, the 2018 Ford Mustang achieves the 0-60 mph sprint in less than four seconds. Drag Strip mode — one of five driver-selectable modes available for 2018 — has been designed to provide maximum acceleration and performance for straight-line driving. Drag Strip mode is primarily controlled by the transmission and delivers a significant acceleration boost, eliminating the lost time usually associated with automatic shifting.
Watch this amusing Mustang GT video to see some of the things that you can do in under four seconds:
Additional Factors in 2018 Mustang GT 0-60 MPH Time
The impressive 0-60 mph time of the 2018 Mustang GT can also be credited to its revised 5.0-liter V8 engine, which now features dual-fuel, high-pressure direct injection and low-pressure port fuel injection technology for increased power. The engine’s 460 horsepower and 420 lb-ft of torque represent improvements over the previous year model’s 435 horsepower and 400 lb-ft. The result is an engine that delivers robust low-end torque and high-rpm power.
Another factor is the 2018 Mustang GT’s new 10-speed transmission. With its wide-ratio span and optimized gear spacing, it helps deliver higher average power for acceleration — resulting in improved responsiveness and performance. It’s also designed for optimum ratio progression and efficiency, and provides more accurate, quicker upshift and downshift capability. Further enhancing the acceleration of the new Mustang GT is its optimized traction that comes courtesy of the available custom-designed Michelin Pilot Sport 4 S tires on the new Performance Pack.
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