Changing the gearbox could have a drastic change in overall performance which is what Ford in association with General motors is aiming to do.
The company has already started working on a 10-speed automatic transmission system which can most probably be adopted only in the Ford trucks. However, new rumor claimed that they are going to be used in more vehicles than just trucks because the idea is to transfer the extra power to wagons, sedans and SUVs. The information comes from a website which is dedicated to bringing the best Mustang news and when it is from such a reputed source, we just can’t ignore the authenticity in it.
According to the same, a new 2018 Ford Mustang is under development and when the car gets launched it is to be powered by a 10-speed automatic transmission system. It is going to allow the company to compete against the 2017 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 which boasts of a similar gearbox. The information was found by a Ford dealer when he was browsing through the company’s official documents. He confirmed that a ten speed transmission has been registered along with the name 10R80.
It is also filed under the column transmission which adds credibility to the information found. There is no particular model attached with this gearbox system but once again based on what we know so far and the brand’s style, it would be nothing but the 2018 Ford Mustang. Only a flagship and popular model like the Mustang can be used to experiment with top of the gearbox. If it is used for other models, there could be emission or fuel efficiency issues. Doing the same with the best car always makes it easier to sell it rather than forcing the average commuter to try out experimental features.
The 10-speed automatic transmission system is developed by Ford in association with General Motors. It is already rumored to be used by the 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor. The particular car uses a 3.5-liter twin turbo V6 engine. When Ford has invested so much in a particular manufacturing plant, they obviously would like to use the place to build higher end models with more horsepower, performance and also experiment with features.
The automobile manufacturer has invested $1.4 billion for the transmission plant located in Livonia. The 10-speed automatic system is also expected to boost fuel efficiency which we can confirm after the official launch.