The Ford Mustang GT wants to kick the ass to the Camaro with its 466 hp
There is little left for the new Ford Mustang to start selling next October, so to take advantage of the summer the Americans bring us some succulent news that reveal details about what will come of restyling the most charismatic and best-selling sports coupe in all the world.
More power, a 10-ratio automatic gearbox and some electronic enhancements will be the cover letters for the new ‘Stang’, a car that recovers longing for the Pony Wars and extends upgrades beyond the V8 5.0 engine, too With the 2.3 EcoBoost.
More strength to the rear wheels and better managed
Taking the fantastic base of the naturally aspirated 5.0-liter V8 Coyote naturally aspirated in the test of the Ford Mustang GT, the Americans will inject a power kick to reach up to 466 hp and 570 Nm of torque. At least it will be so for the American model, which rises 25 hp (and 27 Nm) from the previous generation offering 435 hp versus the European’s 413 hp, waiting to know the figures of “our” Mustang.
And this new figure of power is not a coincidence, because with this extra 25 hp Mustang exceeds the power offered by the sixth generation of the Chevrolet Camaro SS with a narrow margin of only 5 hp over the 461 hp produced by the 6.2 liter LT1 V8. A dart poisoned against GM.
These improvements are achieved through the use of a finely tuned direct and indirect injection system, a higher red line and a new variable exhaust system that allow the horse to breathe more freely.
As for the 2.3 EcoBoost, there is no power improvement so match the 317 hp of power of the previous model, but there is a remarkable gain of torque with an extra of 40.67 Nm, accumulating a total of 472 Nm Under the right foot they are not bad at all.
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10 speeds to annihilate accelerations
Beyond the pure figures, besides the traditional manual gearbox of six relations will also be released in this generation the new 10-speed automatic gearbox that is equipped for example in the Ford F-150 Raptor or in the same Chevrolet Camaro, as it is a joint development between Ford and GM.
The use of this new transmission results in an acceleration that improves considerably, throwing the Mustang GT at 96 km / h in less than 4 seconds, a respectable gain from the 4.3 achieved with the manual. New proof that the blue oval mark has set its sights on the automatic Camaro SS that stops the timing in the same distance in 3.9 seconds.
This new automatic gearbox will be optional also in the EcoBoost engine, improving its acceleration until it is placed below 5 seconds (5.2 seconds of the previous model).
As if it were not enough in this war to be the fastest in a straight line, Ford has implemented a new mode of driving called Drag Strip that, as you can imagine, is to get off the ground. This mode is included in the Performance Package for both the manual and automatic versions of both engines.
In the automatics it avoids the loss of torque between speeds while in the manual the Launch Control is automatically activated. In addition, if the model equips the MagneRide suspension, the Drag Strip mode reduces the hardness of the front dampers and increases it at the rear to maximize weight transfer and load the rear axle.
On prices still do not know anything, but predictably they will be falling!
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