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Long-term 2018 Ford Mustang GT: Wrapping up two wild months

A couple of months with an updated 2018 Ford Mustang GT had us loving a lot about it, but not everything.

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Roadshow spent two months with a 2018 Ford Mustang GT, which received a handful of enticing performance updates.

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The GT's V8 engine saw power increase to 460 horsepower and 420 pound-feet of torque. That's up 25 ponies and 20 pound-feet over the previous years.

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In addition, the adaptive MagneRide suspension from the GT350 became an option on the GT for 2018.

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An available 10-speed automatic transmission was the final big hardware upgrade to the Mustang GT for 2018.

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Only small visual updates were performed to the Mustang that included a new front end that some on the Roadshow staff weren't too fond of.

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To properly test out our Mustang GT, we took it to GingerMan Raceway in South Haven, Michigan for a day of hot laps.

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We also tested the Mustang's standard line lock feature, which comes in handy to warm the rear tires for drag strip runs.

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Line lock worked as advertised to put heat in the back tires.

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During our two-month stint, we also flogged the Mustang GT around an autocross and did some drifting.

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Without question the Mustang GT remains one of the best performance values on the market today, but we recommend getting it with the standard six-speed manual transmission.

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