With the release of the 2018 GT Ford issued a dare to North America - defying drivers to find a more potent powertrain. For months performance metrics were analyzed, compared, and… ultimately found lacking. There was simply no sport coupe that could keep pace with the Mustang.
Is it any surprise, therefore, that Ford decided to answer its own challenge? The Big Blue Oval has (once again) redefined the market, partnering with Hennessey for a supercharged pony experience.
According to Motor Trend, the 2018 Mustang GT has been tailored for the track - with Hennessey pushing its 5.0L V8 to the limit. Working closely with Ford, the aftermarket tuner has fused this platform with a robust new powertrain. A high-flow induction system maximizes intake levels, keeping the engine at optimal temperatures with every rev; while an air-to-water intercooler improves radiator output. Upgraded fuel injectors distribute resources with precision; and Brembo brake calipers allow for smooth stoppage, increasing tread friction on the 20-inch alloy wheels for stronger cornering.
Through these enhancements the 2018 Mustang GT can yield extraordinary performance - generating 808 HP and 677 lb.-ft of torque. Motor Trend notes that this ensures a class-shattering 0 to 60 run of only 3.3 seconds; and a 200 MPH top-speed is assured.
Ford has left its own records in the dust - and we can’t wait to see this limited-edition model on the Renton streets!
To learn more about the revised 2018 Mustang GT (to to request a test-drive in one of our current sport coupes) contact our team today.