2018 Mustang GT to hit 60 MPH in under 4 seconds

by shnack on Monday, July 24, 2017

Ford’s most advanced and powerful Mustang GT is also the fastest ever, achieving 0-to-60-mph in less than four seconds in Drag Strip mode.

The new Mustang is also faster than a $94,000 Porsche 911 Carrera, which Carl Widmann, Mustang chief engineer, attributes to five factors:

  • Improved horsepower and torque output of the redesigned 5.0-liter V8
  • Maximum acceleration of available Drag Strip mode
  • Quicker, smoother shifting of the available 10-speed SelectShift® transmission
  • Optimized traction courtesy of the available custom-designed Michelin Pilot Sport 4 S tires on new Performance Pack

“Typically, when you shift gears, you give up time,” said Widmann. “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.”

2018 EcoBoost Pony Package Announced

by shnack on Monday, July 10, 2017

DEARBORN, Mich., July 10, 2017 – The pony is going back into the corral. An available Pony Package for the 2018 Mustang – offered with EcoBoost®-equipped cars – gives a nod to the nameplate heritage with its grille-mounted pony-in-corral badge design.

Ford Mustang: The Most Sold Sports Car in The World for 2016

by shnack on Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Ford Mustang has been the best-selling sports car in the United States over the last 50 years, and now, thanks to growth in international markets, the iconic pony car is the most popular sports car in the world, according to Ford analysis of IHS Markit new vehicle registration data in the sports car segment.

Mustang expanded its sales lead in 2016 as the world’s best-selling sports car with more than 150,000 Mustangs sold, according to IHS Markit new vehicle registration data. Overall global sales increased 6 percent over 2015, fueled by international market growth up 101 percent with almost 45,000 Mustang vehicles sold outside the United States.

Shelby GT350 to Remain Thru 2018 Model Year

by shnack on Monday, April 17, 2017

Ford Motor Company announced that the Shelby GT350 and Shelby GT350R Mustang will continue for 2018, available in showrooms this fall. The new models will be unchanged from the 2017 versions, with the exception of three new exterior color choices, Orange Fury, Kona Blue and Lead Foot Gray.

Standard equipment carrying over to the 2018 Shelby GT350 and GT350R Mustang includes the 5.2-liter V8 FPC engine which produces 526 horsepower and 429 lb.-ft. of torque,  as well as engine oil, transmission and differential coolers to keep the car properly cooled while on the track. In addition, a no-compromise braking system with vented 15.5-inch two-piece front rotors and six-piston Brembo® calipers along with the MagneRide™ damping system round out the standard equipment to produce the most balanced Mustang ever.

An available Electronics Package for both models includes SYNC® 3, voice-activated navigation and nine-speaker audio system. An available Convenience Package for GT350 models replaces Recaro® manual seats with six-way power, heated and cooled sport seats with Miko® suede inserts for both driver and passenger.

2018 Mustang Convertible Debuts

by shnack on Friday, January 20, 2017

Today, covers come off the new Ford Mustang convertible – America’s best-selling sports car – as it kicks off a tour of more than 50 regional auto shows across the country before going on sale in North America this fall.

Also the world’s best-selling sports coupe, Ford’s most advanced Mustang ever delivers a host of improvements, including new technology and design changes that give owners more ways than ever to customize the car to their preferences. There are three new paint colors, 12 distinct wheel choices and a customizable digital instrument cluster. More powerful engines and new MagneRide™ suspension technology provide even better performance.

  • Sleeker design: Mustang now features a more athletic stance, with new front and rear end design that deliver a leaner, meaner look and refined aerodynamics
  • More advanced technology: New technologies include a 12-inch all-digital instrument cluster that you can customize your way, MyMode with memory function that remembers your driving preferences for the next time you drive, and new driver-assist features such as Pre-Collision Assist with Pedestrian Detection for greater confidence behind the wheel
  • Improved performance: 2.3-liter EcoBoost® engine and 5.0-liter V8 upgrades, along with an all-new available 10-speed automatic transmission mean even better performance. Available MagneRide suspension offers optimum handling; optional active valve exhaust affords complete auditory control – let the engine roar, or not 

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