Nestled in the Ford Mustang GT Coupe engine bay is an even more powerful version of the 5.0-liter naturally-aspirated Coyote V8. While official specs aren’t available yet, we know from the reveal event that the GT will make at least 480 hp, up from 450 hp previously. The current GT makes 420 lb-ft of torque, and figures for the updated version should be slightly higher.
To the delight of purists everywhere, a six-speed manual gearbox remains standard, but a ten-speed automatic transmission that adapts to the chosen driving mode will be available optionally. Those driving modes include Normal, Sport, Slippery, Drag, Track, and another customizable setting with six profiles. Slippery Mode will be an important safety net in a car sending almost 500 horses to the rear wheels in wet conditions.
For the 0-60 mph sprint, the current Mustang GT needs only 4.3 seconds with the automatic and about half a second longer when shifting gears yourself. If the new car can maintain the necessary traction before it gets up to speed, it should be even quicker.