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Not sure what you expected. It is a 4 cyl. But on that note, with 310 hp from the factory, it would have smoked most stock v8's (baring Cobras and special models) for every year from inception till 2010


only on paper...just like the Honda CRV....IIRR, it's rated at 2oo+ hp @ 6K....guess what, the software won't let the engine run above 4k befor it shifts into the next gear (my relatives POS)...........


Granted, over the past 50 years hp methods have changed, but, the mfg's still play a numbers game. Our 65 stang (which has been in the family since new) was rated at 306 hp/4 speed................. just a couple of years ago on a Sunday morning "cruise"....we were on a 4 lane blvd....as we pulled up to the stop light it was like a movie......two new white mustang GT's pulled up on each side of me....one driven by a gent ...definitely a stick and the other by a girl...and an automatic....as my wife is saying to me very stern....don't...don't do it......everyone smiled and when the light turned green, everyone accelled up to about 50 mph..... no wild burnouts, etc., just nailed the gas.....I have to say, we were all a little surprised and we all laughed at the next light......


The gent and girl both thought they were going to blow my doors off.....
The gent just knew he would outrun off the line the GT auto.....


the real world......it was dead even......
When they talk as an example about the "hellcat" being a 10 second or faster car right from the factory........ nothing new, in 1971 (IIRR) the challenger had from the factory a choice of 2 track packs......and yes, they were 10 second cars as well.....and verified


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Love the EB!

I just bought an '18 EB with A/T and the 101A package, under $27K out the door. In Lightning Blue, it's the exact model and setup I wanted. I love the car, didn't want a V8 (don't care about exhaust sound) and find the power to be more than adequate. I don't street race and I'm not going to take the car to the track. I'm retired (over 60) so I'm not worrying about gas and insurance. So yes, some want the GT (or better) or nothing and that's ok, but there are plenty who appreciate the EB powerplant for what it is - I think it's a masterfully crafted powerplant and believe intelligently designed, modern turbocharging is a great way to get gobs of power from smaller powerplants.

I was born in the mid 50s so I've heard my share of muscle cars - I pretty much feel the same about those as I do the big Harleys: Lot of noise, ok to listen to once in a while, but I wouldn't want to live with it.

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doubt that any small back V-8 from the 60's bar any modded or Boss 302/351 set-ups would beat the 5.0 mustangs of today. either people don't know how to drive or people are telling stories.

my 1969 mustang 302 V-8, with slight mods wouldn't be much faster than my '15 ecoboost mustang if it all. I don't remember how fast my '69 was, it was quick, but I don't think it would do much better than my ecoboost.
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also, I did research, there was no stock 10 second 1971 Challenger, fastest 1/4 times I seen were low 13's maybe high 12's even with the hemi set up. The 1960's small block v-8 mustangs even being lighter than the S197 and S550 stangs would not keep up with today's 5.0 mustang, keep dreaming
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I took a test drive today '18 EB auto It's a lot peppier than my 4.0. If I were in the market for a new car I'd buy it
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I took a test drive today '18 EB auto It's a lot peppier than my 4.0. If I were in the market for a new car I'd buy it
my 2009 Smart Fortwo is peppier than your 4.0, just kidding. Yeah there's no doubt that the 2.3 ecoboost has got some muscle. I wish people would stop being so nostalgic and realize that unless they built their 289/302 to the max, they couldn't beat the ecoboost mustang let alone a 2011-2014 S197 or S550 mustang GT
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Hell if I had deep pockets I'd put the EB/auto trans in ONX

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My last Mustang was an '07 GT, with the 4.6 aluminum V8, rated at 300 hp. After a break from Mustang ownership, just bought an '18 Ecoboost coupe. The HP/torque numbers (particularly the torque) are a bit better than the old GT, and the balance feels better (although a lot of that may be IRS vs. live rear axle), but it feels more...liveable? There's plenty of go when it's wanted, but in stop-and-go traffic it's easier - almost docile until you wake it up. As far as small turbo 4s go, it's a big step up from the Fusion 2.0T I had until a year or so ago - no kick-in-the-back easing into the throttle, it just acts like a bigger engine generally. And while it doesn't have the V8 sound, it actually has a rather nice thrum for a 4-banger. I'm not taking it to the track, so, it's a nice compromise for daily driver, long-haul grand tourer, and weekend twisty-back-road screamer. Granted the convertible may be a touch more sluggish due to the weight penalty, and the engine sound may be a bit more obvious with the top down.
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The EB actually sounds really good with the MagnaFlow Street catback exhaust. I love how it sounds now.
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