Seen at the Detroit Auto show today.: ****Confirmed now. Both the 4 & 8 get HP increases & the V6 is gone.*****
The new Mustang is our best ever, based on more than 50 years as one of the iconic sports car in America and now, the world.—Joe Hinrichs, Ford
Today the latest version of Ford’s iconic pony car officially galloped out of the stable with a refreshed look. However, the 2018 Mustang’s beauty is far more than sheetmetal deep as the new look signals a host of performance and technological upgrades sure to have many owners considering an upgrade.
“The new Mustang is our best ever, based on more than 50 years as one of the iconic sports car in America and now, the world,” Joe Hinrichs, president of The Americas, said. “Tapping Mustang’s enormous fan base, we’re bringing the new Mustang straight to the people—and introducing the new car across multiple social media channels, reaching millions.” As predicted, the six-cylinder Mustang is officially dead for 2018. ****Both the 2.3-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder and 5.0-liter V8 get increases in horsepower and torque, though Ford hasn't yet specified power output for the updated 'Stang.For 2018, the Mustang GT's 5.0-liter V8 gets both both port and direct fuel injection, similar to the fuel system found in the 3.5-liter V6 in the new F-150 Raptor. This dual-injection system allows Ford to increase the V8's compression ratio from 11.0:1 to 12.0:1, which should aid power and fuel efficiency.*****
Along with the new look there are 12 available wheel options and some new exterior colors, including the signature color, Orange Fury. (Photo Credit: Ford Motor Company)From the pillars forward the Mustang exterior features a lower, sleeker hood and revised front grilles, and new LED front lights—including low beams, turn signals, projector high beams, signature lighting and available fog lamps—across all models. Likewise the rear taillights are revised LED units, which, along with a new bumper, fascia and optional wing, set the 2018 apart from its predecessor.
Fresh styling is great, but those reading this page want to know about the changes that will give the latest pony a faster pace. As expected, Ford is being coy about the upgrades and the updated specs. You can expect those to trickle out leading up to the 2018 Mustang hitting dealer lots this fall.
"2018" 53 YEARS OF MUSTANG.............