2018 Ford Mustang PerformanceApr 10th, 2020
The new 2018 Ford Mustang is packed with adrenaline. And since Discovery Ford is a Ford Performance Dealer, we’re one of a select few dealerships who have the 2018 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 on the lot. Here are some of the performance features of the 2018 Ford Mustang.
2.3L EcoBoost vs. 5.0L EcoBoost
The new 2.3L EcoBoost engine continues to show up and perform. This iteration of the proven engine boasts even more torque at 350 lb.-ft*. The extra bump in the EcoBoost is all thanks to the transient overboost function, which lifts outputs on every gear change. So you can focus on the rush you get as you step on the gas.
*Torque rating achieved with 93-octane fuel
The 5.0L Mustang V8: a legendary engine revamped to get you maximum power. How did Ford make that happen? By adding a new dual-fuel, high-pressure direct injection and low-pressure port fuel injection. Which not only translates into 460 horsepower, but also higher-rpm power at 420 lb.-ft. of torque*. Sounds like a win-win to us.
*Horsepower and torque ratings achieved with 93-octane fuel.
10-Speed Automatic Transmission
The new optional 10-speed SelectShift® automatic transmission is the best automatic in any Mustang ever. The 10-speed architecture, featuring Ford-patented technology, is designed for optimum ratio progression and efficiency. It also provides more accurate, quicker upshift and downshift capability. And if you’re someone who likes ultimate control, steering wheel-mounted shift paddles are included as well.
Dual Exhaust and Active Valve Performance Exhaust
Put those beautiful dual exhausts with quad tips to work with the brand-new (and class-exclusive*) active valve performance exhaust. This is a fully variable exhaust system, which means you can control the volume of your Mustang’s rumble.
*Class is High-Power Sports Car based on Ford segmentation.
Selectable Drive Modes
This is the ultimate in control when it comes to customizing your Mustang driving experience. Five drive modes – Normal, Snow/Wet, Sport, Track or Drag Mode (which is new this year) – let you dial in the dynamics you want. Handling and response times are adjusted based on your selection. All you have to do is flip the toggle switch on the center stack to get what you want.
Launch Control and Electronic Line-Lock
Launch control* integrates the brakes and both traction and powertrain control to help ensure smooth, consistent starts across a broad range of driving conditions. Real-time performance info is displayed through Track Apps® on the in-dash LCD screen. Electronic line-lock,* now standard on all models, lets you take your track skills even further. No need to balance one foot on the brake and the other on the gas, or install a mechanical line-lock. This integrated system does the work for you by locking the front brakes and releasing the rear brakes. Those back tires will be spinning and warmed up in no time.
*For track use only.
Stop by our showroom or contact our sales department at (905) 632-8696 to learn more about the 2018 Ford Mustang.
Source: Ford Canada