Official 0-60 for the Mustang GT is 4.5 seconds, if the Fusion Sport can beat that then Ford has developed the ultimate sleeper.
The automatic GT is likely faster in the 1/4 mile and around a track (since FoMoCo didn't mention it). So depends on your priorities.Thanks for the video Bamm. I was leaning towards the GT or EBM but now, IDK.
Manual will be fun but automatic is the way to go for performance. I plan on using it as a daily driver and having MT in busy bumper to bumper traffic can be a PITA. Rather have it automatic and then buy a weekend toy that's MTAlthough an MT with RWD sounds like alot of fun, the four doors and AWD would be much more practical for (rare) family outings and WI winters. I have owned two new SHO's in the past and the New Sport is kinda like an evolved SHO. Since they are halting production of the SHO, a Sport seems like the logical next step.
I would disagree with auto = performance. At least in the current Ford world full of 6-speed autos (no DCTs, 7+ speed autos, etc.) the manual version is always faster than the automatic equipped model. When the 9 (FWD) and 10 (RWD) speed autos start showing up that will likely change.Manual will be fun but automatic is the way to go for performance. I plan on using it as a daily driver and having MT in busy bumper to bumper traffic can be a PITA. Rather have it automatic and then buy a weekend toy that's MT
Not possible. There are no ‘17 Fusion Sports “in the wild”. There have not even been any “first drive impression”-type reviews, never mind performance tests, for the Sport yet. This video is the first mention of performance numbers I have seen to date.Has anyone seen verification of these performance # claims
from any other source?
TQ hungry . . .
I am more interested in performance numbers. I am in the “how fast” not the “how much” crowd. From the standard car mag instrumented tests to owner’s taking their vehicles to the track.That's another thing... I'm readily awaiting dyno charts.. from several different sources
The Mechanicas would look pretty darn nice, but I would need a bit of a meaty tire on thereDynos and time slips. For now, I'd be happy to see one in person. My dealer has one on order. Gotta see those wheels. I do have a near new set of 18" TSW Vales. Might put those on her or spring for 19" TSW Mechanicas.
That is correct.I read 235/40 in a Motor Trend article.
The WRX goes 0-60 in ~5.0 sec and does the 1/4 mile in ~13.7 @ 101 mph. I think the Fusion Sport should easily tie that (or beat it) given that the 500+ lb. heavier Edge Sport with 10 less HP and 30 less TQ can hit the same marks in 5.6 sec and 14.2 @ 98 mph.I will be shocked if it really does mid 4 seconds 0-60, but I will glady buy one if it does. I commute a long distance and need something comfortable and I am excited about the adaptive cruise control. If this thing is faster than a WRX I am all in.