It was reported in January that Ford has a huge mid-cycle upgrade in store for the 2018 Mustang pony car, having bold make overs, a revamped V-8 for the GT model, among others. It is too quick, since the S550 generation was just introduced for the 2015 model year, but sensible if the Blue Oval hopes that its blue-collar cars can match the determination of Chevrolet’s latest Camaro. The car in SS type, has an edge in both weight and horse power.
Ford has yet to reveal horse power or torque rankings for its brand-new 5.0-liter Coyote V-8, however we do know that the engine now includes dual fuel injection, with gasoline being sprayed in both at the intake ports and straight into the combustion chambers. And just now, we discovered an interior photo of the 2018 Ford Mustang GT’s gauge cluster reveals an elevated engine redline of around 7,500 RPMs. That’s 500 RPM higher than on the 2017 model, and simply 750 rpm shy of the squealing 5.2-liter motor in the range-topping Shelby GT350.
This essential information was revealed by a photo of a gauge cluster on online forum Mustang6G.com by a user. The tachometer in the pic plainly reveals a 7,500-rpm redline, and the labeling on the outside of the automobile determines it as a GT.
Importantly, that new, greater redline might help the revitalized Mustang GT accomplish a higher power score than the outbound design, as an engine’s horsepower is stemmed from its torque and rotational speed. On the present Coyote engine, horsepower starts to fall off after about 6,500 rpm, however presuming Ford shifts or extends the torque curve, peak horsepower might show up later and measure higher.
The Chevrolet Camaro SS is rated at 455 horsepower, to the Ford Mustang GT’s 435 peak. It is yet to be seen what are the next plans of Ford regarding the model.