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LMR 2018 MUSTANG GT HEADS TO THE DRAG STRIP - RUNS 12.02 @ 117 MPH

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  1. SID297

    SID297 OWNER/ADMIN Staff Member Administrator

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    LMR 2018 MUSTANG GT HEADS TO THE DRAG STRIP - RUNS 12.02 @ 117 MPH

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    One of the most highly anticipated changes for the 2018 Mustang GT was the switch from the venerable 6R80 6-Speed automatic transmission to the 10R80 10-Speed that made its debut in the 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor. Behind the High-Output 3.5 EcoBoost in a truck the new tranny has proven to be quite stout, but the really question was how it would perform behind the new dual-injected 5.0 Coyote V8 in everybody's favorite Pony-Car. Luckily for us, SVTP Vendor Late Model Restoration just picked up a new 2018 Mustang GT equipped with the new 10R80 auto; along with a few other popular options.

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    So after driving the car straight through from Ohio to Texas, the first thing the LMR crew did was strap the car to the rollers and made a few dyno runs. The result was an impressive performance of 415HP and 397 lb-ft. Considering that the flywheel ratings are 460 HP and 420 lb-ft, I would say that less that 10% drive train loss through a 10-Speed auto definitely counts as impressive. So with the obligatory pulls out of the LMR loaded up and headed to the drag strip.

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    After a short ride over to the local track the still bone-stock 2018 GT, which weighed in at over 3,800 pounds, was staged and clicked off a few passes. The best run was good enough for a 12.02 sec. ET at 117MPH. Considering that's on factory tires with a 1.9 sec. 60-foot time, it's safe to say that with a bit more traction the 2018 Mustang GT with the 10R80 is a legit high-11s car.


    The crew at LMR are far from finished with this car, and I personally can't wait until they start throwing some mods at it. Stay tuned for interesting things to come. Until then, here's a few more pics:

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  2. black99lightnin

    black99lightnin CTSV > C63 Established Member

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    impressive times. the engine cover has to go.
     
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    me32 BEASTLY SHELBY GT500 TVS Premium Member Established Member

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    Very impressive. Like the look of the 2018 too. Best of all you can get the new 10speed auto with the performance pack.
     
  4. Rosco3

    Rosco3 Member Established Member

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    I second that


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  5. gimmie11s

    gimmie11s Dont be a Hybred Premium Member Established Member

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    Great article and write up. Super impressed thus far! Don't know if we need 10 speeds though... I would have been happy with a snappier, more responsive 6r80.

    Awesome nonetheless!
     
  6. Hwy. Chile

    Hwy. Chile Active Member Established Member

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    10 speed in the raptor is great. It’s always in the right RPM range and it’s shift quality and timing is subject to selection with a sport and manual setting.


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