The Ford Mustang GT Shelby 500 Arrival of The 2016 GT,350 Made the Mustang GT, the Middle Child of The Family OverNight. We Praised, Doted on, & Rewarded the GT350, Giving it Two 10Best Cars Awards. But We will Admit That it’s Exotic, Sounding 8250, RPM 5.2, Liter V-8 Presented us a Little Neglectful of the Rest of the Brood. Here We Are in a Mustang GT Display, & We Still can Not Shut Up About its Elder Bro. Middle Children dislike This.
For 2018, Ford Makes Some Changes to The GT That Earn it More of Our Attention.
Ford Mustang GT500 front Styling IS the Most Beautiful. We are GaGa for High, Revving V-8s, so we like That The GT’s Conventional Cross, Plane V-8 Now Revs to 7400 RPM, 400 More Than Before & a Mere 850 Short of The GT350’s. Direct Injection Joins Port Injection, & the Compression Ratio Rises from 11.0:1 To 12.0:1, Bumping HorsePower From 435 To 460, or 66 Shies of The GT350. Torque Rises from 400 Pound, feet To 420. Extra Changes include The Swapping of Steel Cylinder Liners for a Spray, in Coating, a Change That improves Displacement from 4951 Cubic Centimeters to 5038. Don’t Worry; it Is Still a 5-oh.
Ford Mustang GT: Engines & Transmissions
As expected, the naturally aspirated 3.7-liter V6 engine has been dropped from the Mustang lineup. The pony’s car entry-level engine becomes a turbocharged, 2.3-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder. Enthusiasts who want More power can step up to the GT model, which is powered by the Blue Oval’s 5.0-liter Coyote V8 engine. Ford Mustang GT specs mill has been comprehensively re-engineered, and it now uses both direct and port fuel-injection systems to deliver more power and better gas mileage. However, Ford Mustang GT 2018 won’t publish fuel economy or performance figures until closer to the Mustang’s on-sale date. If the 460-hp 5.0-liter V8 doesn’t scratch your itch sufficiently, the Shelby GT350 and GT350R use a 5.2-liter flat plane crank V8 for a rollicking 526 horsepower and 429 pound-feet of torque.
Ford Mustang GT for sale Transmission options include an enthusiast-friendly, six-speed manual transmission and a brand-new 10-speed automatic that replaces the current car’s six-speed unit. Ford promises the 10-speed delivers better low-speed response and reduced friction losses. Real-time adaptive shift scheduling ensures the transmission is always in the right gear, though steering wheel-mounted shift paddles are available for drivers who want to give their fingers a good workout. The two Shelby’s row the gears with a TREMEC 6-speed manual, the only choice.
VEHICLE TYPE: front-engine, rear-wheel-drive, 4-passenger, 2-door coupe
PRICE AS TESTED: $49,670 (base price: $35,995)
ENGINE TYPE: DOHC 32-valve V-8, aluminum block and heads, port and direct fuel injection
Displacement: 307 cu in, 5038 cc
Power: 460 hp @ 7000 pm
Torque: 420 lb-ft @ 4600 pm
TRANSMISSION: 6-speed manual
Wheelbase: 107.1 in
Length: 188.5 in
Width: 75.4 in Height: 54.3 in
Passenger volume: 83 cu ft
Cargo volume: 14 cu ft
Curb weight: 3878 lb
C/D TEST RESULTS:
- Zero to 60 mph: 4.3 sec
- Zero to 100 mph: 9.7 sec
- Zero to 130 mph: 16.4 sec
- Zero to 150 mph: 23.0 sec
- Rolling start, 5-60 mph: 5.1 sec
- Top gear, 30-50 mph: 10.7 sec
- Top gear, 50-70 mph: 9.6 sec
- Standing ¼-mile: 12.6 sec @ 115 mph
- Top speed (governor limited, mfr’s claim): 155 mph
- Braking, 70-0 mph: 164 ft
- Roadholding, 300-ft-dia skidpad: 0.96 g
C/D FUEL ECONOMY:
Observed: 19 mpg
EPA FUEL ECONOMY:
Combined/city/highway: 18/15/25 mpg