Ford claims that the 2018 Ford Mustang GT is capable of clocking 60 mph in less than four seconds. And they’re comparing it with the Porsche 911 Carrera.
In an age when acceleration figures of performance cars are being celebrated like box office openings, Ford has come up with a press release stating that the upcoming 2018 Ford Mustang can go from 0 to 60 mph in less than four seconds. They’ve released a video along with the press release to drive the point home.
The video speaks about some of the awesome things that can be done in under four seconds, like chopping an entire cucumber, climbing a rock wall and chugging an entire water bottle. Ford says that clocking 0-60 mph in under four seconds is the new addition to that list.
However, there is a catch. The promo clip also says that the magnificent number can be achieved in a 2018 Ford Mustang GT equipped with the 10-speed automatic transmission, enhanced with the Performance Pack and with Drag Strip Mode engaged. That’s when the 460 hp, 420 lb-ft muscle car will bring up those delicious acceleration figures.
Haven’t you seen the 2018 Ford Mustang with the Pony Package yet? It’s got the retro charm of the 1960s.
The press release on Ford Media Center also goes on to add that with this feat, the 2018 model becomes the fastest Mustang GT ever and also goes to the extent of naming a German contender which it claims is slower than the new Stang.
So the new Ford Mustang GT is going to be quicker off the line than a Porsche 911 Carrera?
We (or in this case, Ford) are referring to the Porsche 911 Carrera here.
Ford doesn’t stop with the 911 comparison there. Mustang’s chief engineer Carl Widmann says that the 2018 model of their car is faster than the $94,000 Carrera because of the following reasons.
"Improved horsepower and torque output of the redesigned 5.0-liter V8Maximum acceleration of available Drag Strip modeQuicker, smoother shifting of the available 10-speed SelectShift® transmissionOptimized traction courtesy of the available custom-designed Michelin Pilot Sport 4 S tires on new Performance Pack"
Essentially, the redesigned engine, the 10-speed automatic transmission and the Drag Strip Mode work in unison to provide the fancy acceleration numbers. Oh… and those new and sticky Michelins.
Somebody will have to bring the Ford and the Porsche to a drag strip to validate the aforementioned claims.
Source: Ford Media Center