The Ford/Chevrolet Muscle Car Horsepower Race Continues with the 2018 Ford Mustang GT
Its gone on for years, the “Who’s “ego” has got more horsepower,” war between the Ford Mustang and the Chevrolet Camaro. As if that was the only truly worthwhile mark of an American Muscle sports car: How fast it can get from Zero to 60, and how much horsepower it’s packing under the hood, while still being considered a street legal production car…
But now Ford Motors has got a few new ’stangs in the stable, and they’re not only their strongest ponies yet, but definitely born to run, fast. Tired of being out raced and out horse-powered in recent years by Chevrolet’s Camaro, Ford has been on an all out gallop to build a faster, stronger and sportier Mustang ever, in attempts to regain it’s heritage as America’s most powerful beloved muscle car maker.
The first is the 2018 Mustang. He comes in two model options, “Slow” (EcoBoost) and “Balls-to-the-Walls” (V8). The 2018 Ford Mustang GT V8 will match it’s rival, the Chevrolet Camaro in kick at 455-hp. However, it’s rumored that a hint from a recently released odometer photo that it could have even more… (470 hp and 455 lb-ft torque). As far as how it looks? Well… Ford insists that it’s got a totally new look but as far as we’re concerned, it’s… the same, but different…. but still the same. Check out the front end comparison photo Ford provided and you decide.
Then we have the limited edition, 2017 Ford Mustang GT Super Snake which combines Ford’s 5.0-liter V8 engine, tipping the scales at 670 horsepower. Not enough? There are optional superchargers available to boost a stunning backstretch win to more than 750-hp. Of course the car is all bling’ed out in “anniversary gear” including stripes, badges and logos, inside and out to let the whole word know that your Mustang is one of 500 limited editions, and that you paid over $55k for it.