Ford's 2018 Mustang Will Have Rip-Your-Face-Off Horsepower and Be Virtually Silent

The 2018 Ford (F) Mustang GT will be pretty impressive. 

Ford revealed recently that the new Mustang will have a "quiet" mode. By hitting the button, the Mustang's noise level will be cut in half. Ford also revealed the V8-powered GT will possess an impressive 460 horsepower, 5 horsepower more than the Chevy Camaro produced by rival General Motors (GM) .

It will also have one key feature designed to get Mustang fans even more excited. 

The Mustang will debut an electronic line-lock as a standard feature on its upgraded 2018 Mustang powered by its turbocharged EcoBoost engine; a feature previously exclusive with the V8 GT.

The company said the feature, "one of many changes fans will see when the newest version of the iconic pony car races into showrooms later this year," will be available with the 10-speed SelectShift automatic or six-speed manual transmission.

Mark Schaller, Ford Mustang marketing manager, said in a statement that the automaker didn't want Mustang EcoBoost customers to "miss out" on the performance-enhancing feature. Electronic line-lock is used most commonly among drag racers, as it forces a stationary car to spin its wheels, heating up the rubber and creating a cloud of smoke for better traction on the road.

"The number of people choosing EcoBoost power continues to grow globally, and with the increased torque and new features coming on the new Mustang, customers will not be disappointed," Schaller said.

TheStreet's Brian Sozzi recently visited Ford's headquarters in Dearborn, Mich., where he got a sneak peak at the new charged-up 2018 Mustang.

Here's what he observed.

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The car.
The car.

Here's the upgraded 2018 Ford Mustang EcoBoost.

And here's the electronic line-lock in action.
And here's the electronic line-lock in action.

A driver putting the electronic line-lock feature to use on the 2018 Mustang EcoBoost.

That's a lot of smoke.
That's a lot of smoke.

How it works.
How it works.

Drivers can access the electronic line-lock by hitting two switches on the steering wheel. An animated spinning wheel appears on the 12-inch digital screen (for cars with the display), showing when the feature is engaged.

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