2018 Ford Mustang Gt Specs Colors, Release Date, Redesign, Price

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What’s up, everybody? Justin with AmericanMuscle.com here with some
absolutely scorching hot Mustang News fresh off the presses from Ford. That’s right, horsepower figures are in for
the 2018 Mustang finally. We’re going to break them down. But, first, comment to our YouTube channel
for the best Mustang content on the interwebs and so much more. Let’s get to the important news first, and
that of course is the 2018 Mustang GT which is now making, drum roll please, 460 horsepower
and 420 pound-feet of torque at the crank, confirmed by Ford. This is actually a little bit higher than
these gauge cluster Easter eggs we saw on Ford’s site a little while back. Ford released this news on Monday of this
week with a site titled "Amazing Things You Can Do in Under Four Seconds" where it finally
divulged the highly anticipated numbers we have all been waiting for. Since the unofficial or official measurements
stick amongst auto journalists and enthusiasts alike, it seems to be the alpha chassis Camaro. It is worth pointing out that the 2018 Mustang
GT now makes 5 more horsepower than the SS while trailing in the torque category by 35
foot-pounds.

This is a great time to remind you guys to
get involved in the discussion. What do you think of these numbers? Are you happy with them? Are you kind of bummed about them? Did you want more? We want to know, so drop us a comment wherever
you’re reading this and get in the mix. Aside from the horsepower figures of the new
Mustang GT, Ford also hit us with a pretty staggering fact in that site they released,
saying that the GT can not hit 0 to 60 in under 4 seconds, which is faster than that
Camaro SS along with a PDK-equipped Porsche 911 Carrera, which, by the way, will cost
you roughly 2 of the 2018 Mustang GTs and then some. Before you guys start puffing out your chests
to all your bowtie and Porsche buddies out there, Ford does say this is only accomplished
using the new 10-speed automatic equipped Performance Pack GT in drag mode. Let’s take a step back from that statement,
guys, because there’s a lot to unpack there. First and foremost, this confirms the claim
we made in an earlier episode of Mustang News where Ford announced owners will now be able
to grab a Performance Pack car but with an automatic behind it. That’s something that wasn’t available on
the 1st S550 cars. Secondly, this is one of the 1st times we’re
hearing about this new drag mode feature on the 2018 Mustang, which according to Ford
will deliver the fastest shifting along with maximum torque delivery on the auto equipped
cars. Drag mode will also alter the MagneRide dampers,
if equipped of course, helping you to promote weight transfer to the rear of the car on
hard launches, which is completely awesome. It should be noted, guys, that the drag mode
will be available for both manual and automatic transmissions, but again something that wasn’t
available on the early S550 Mustangs and something that is rather enticing. No, not that entice, but one thing is for
sure, the 2018 Mustang with that 10-speed auto is certainly going to send it. We also can’t forget about the stickier Michelin
Pilot Sport 4S tires which are certainly playing a big role in providing the much needed grip
to get the new performance pack Mustang off the line without completely blowing the tires
off, which does lead me to my next question. Is the news of this faster shifting 10-speed
with the drag mode enough to pull my manual owners over to the dark side, or are you team
rode until you die? Drop us a comment and let us know. The 2018 GT isn’t the only Mustang to pick
up a little bit more power. In fact, the EcoBoost got a healthy dose of
torque, bringing the total up from 320 to 350 pound-feet at the crank while horsepower
unfortunately remains the same at 310 horsepower. Even still, guys, the automatic equipped Performance
Pack EcoBoost car can run down 0 to 60 in less than 5 seconds, which is really hauling
the mail. In fact, for comparison sake, this is faster
than an early 2000s WS6 Trans Am. Sure, there’s a few years between those two
cars, but still you have to admit very impressive from the little turbocharged 4-banger. Listen, I know a lot of guys out there like
to talk smack on the little 4-banger Mustang, but 310 and 350 from the factory is pretty
respectable. Factor in an aftermarket tune which unlocks
huge power on these cars and, at the end of the day, you have a fun, torquey, rear wheel
drive car that does avoid all of the GT’s insurance premiums. The Mustang’s online configuration tool should
be live this week. In fact, as this site goes live, you can
probably check that out over on Ford’s site. This is just going to be a great way to allow
users to build and price out their ideal Mustang, which hopefully should be hitting dealer lots
some time this fall. In case you’re wondering, I’ll take mine in
white with the stick and the Performance Pack, please. Last but not least, let’s move on to everyone’s
favorite portion of Mustang News, the part where I give away free stuff. What’s not to like, really? This time around, the gang over at Raxiom
gave me the okay to give away a free set of tail lights as long as they’re under 500 bones,
which is a majority of the category. This could be your chance to grab the love
it or hate it halo tail lights, now in new and improved S197 flavor. Or, you could go with a classic like a Gen
5 or something of the smoked variety. Either way, guys, comment, comment. I don’t have to tell you anymore. Make me proud. Leave me a cool comment. Thanks for reading. I’m out of here. For all things Mustang, keep it right here
at AmericanMuscle.com.

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