Ford Mustang GT is faster than a Porsche 911

Lena Tucker
July 25, 2017

Essentially, the redesigned engine, the 10-speed automatic transmission and the Drag Strip Mode work in unison to provide the fancy acceleration numbers.

With a 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 engine lurking under the hood generating 521 hp and 502 lb-ft of torque, you might be surprised to hear that the Bentley Continental GT V8 S is slower to 60 miles per hour than the Mustang GT, clocking in at 4.3 seconds. A retuned EcoBoost four-cylinder now offers 310 horsepower and 350 lb-ft of torque, which is a 30 lb-ft gain over the 2017 model. The GT V8 has been boosted from 435 hp (325 kW) to 460 hp (343 kW), and torque has increased 20 lb-ft (27 Nm) to 420 lb-ft (569 Nm) as well. Amazingly, the new Mustang is faster to 60 miles per hour than a $94,000 Porsche 911 Carrera. Drag Strip mode enhances the Mustang GT's acceleration so well, it's faster than a $94,000 Porsche 911 Carrera.

People can do some unbelievable things in under four seconds.

Also, with the promise of a 0-60 time in below 5 seconds, the 2018 Ford Mustang EcoBoost is also the quickest base model Mustang ever. It's achievable with the automaker's new "drag strip" mode, which comes as part of an optional performance package.

Believe it or not, the Ford Mustang GT is faster than a real BMW M model.

The new 10-speed features direct-acting hydraulic controls, and boasts a wider ratio spread than the outgoing 6-speed with optimized spacing.

Of course, in addition to the added power and performance, the 2018 Ford Mustang features a revised exterior design, so when these models begin reaching showrooms later this year - we could see yet another sales spike for the Ford pony vehicle. The design is again multifaceted, allowing for ideal ratio progression, efficiency, and quicker shift times.

In addition, an all-new electronic control system features real-time adaptive shift-scheduling algorithms engineered to help ensure the right gear is engaged at the right time, including skip-shift and direct downshift capability.

"Gearing matters, and in Drag Strip mode this vehicle launches better than ever off the line", Widmann boasts.

Imagine spending a lot of money on a BMW i8 and losing to a Ford Mustang GT in a drag race.

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