Ford has confirmed the news we all knew was coming: the 2018 Mustang GT makes more power than its chief rival, the 2017 Chevrolet Camaro SS. Its 460 horsepower eclipses the Camaro SS’ 455 hp, though the Mustang is still down on torque by 35 pound-feet.
The added power comes from Ford’s updated 5.0-liter Coyote V8 engine, which now uses low-pressure port injection with high-pressure direct injection. In addition to the power figures, Ford’s pony will now run from 0-60 in under four seconds.
However, there’s a catch to that claim: the sub-four-second time is achievable only with the optional Performance Pack and the car’s 10-speed automatic transmission, according to Ford Authority. New Michelin Pilot Sport 4 S tires also help the 2018 Mustang’s acceleration figure.
Nonetheless, it’s a formidable punch back at the Chevrolet Camaro, which on paper and in comparison tests, has trounced the sixth-generation Ford Mustang. However, the Mustang has had the last laugh; Ford’s pony car has outsold the Camaro by a steady measure. Will Chevrolet stay silent? Hardly.
Spy shots have shown an updated 2019 Chevrolet Camaro is already testing and it’s likely to usher in some major improvements to kickstart sales of the car. It may even receive more than a quick once over in the design department as well.