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2018 Ford Mustang GT Drag Strip Mode

Published on Mar 3, 2023 by Product Expert

One of the first questions people ask whenever a new Ford Mustang GT is released is, “How fast can it go?” Well, if you’re one of those people, you’re in for a real treat. That’s because the 2018 Ford Mustang GT can go from zero to 60 miles per hour in less than four seconds thanks to its powerful engine and exciting and fun-to-drive Drag Strip Mode. How does Drag Strip Mode help the new Ford Mustang GT achieve such an impressive feat? Well, let’s find out.

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Four Ways Drag Strip Mode Improves the Performance of the 2018 Ford Mustang GT

There are many factors that help the 2018 Ford Mustang GT go from zero to 60 miles per hour in less than four seconds – which is faster than the $94,000 Porsche 911 Carrera, by the way. One is the fact that the new Ford Mustang GT is powered by a redesigned 5.0-liter V8 engine paired with an all-new available 10-speed SelectShift automatic transmission. This pairing can pump out up to 460 horsepower and 420 pound-feet of torque. Another key factor is the updated and improved Drag Strip Mode, which helps in four key ways – improving the horsepower and torque outputs, maximizing acceleration, optimizing shifting and optimizing traction.

“Typically, when you shift gears, you give up time. In Drag Strip mode, the engine torque doesn’t drop when you’re shifting. You get peak engine torque and horsepower straight through thanks to our new Ford-built 10-speed transmission.” – Carl Widmann, Mustang Chief Engineer

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