Ford formally introduced the new Ford Mustang 2018 GT, following a leakage of the car’s information. The car received a more muscular appearance with new tech features inside. However, Ford dropped the V6-powered model for next year’s design.
Ford Mustang 2018 GT Specs: Mustang’s Exterior Design
The mid-cycle update brought new sheet metal from the A-pillar forward. The headlights are smaller in size than the ones on the current design. Each headlight got three short strips of LED daytime running lights. The design is a modern interpretation of Mustang’s particular styling hints. Hence, the update skillfully gave the 2018 design with a brand-new lighting signature. A revamped bumper, a lower hood and horizontal turn signals rounded out the updates in advance.
Moving to the back end, Motor Authority reported that the model’s shape and design is more complex than before. The modifications were largely limited to a revised bumper and upgraded LED taillights. Ford added new alloy wheel designs, color combination tweaks and a larger air dam. The company offered these features at an extra cost to complete the significant updates.
2018 Mustang’s Technology
The Mustang was one of the very first models from Ford with a digital instrument. The optional 12-inch LCD system will offer three separate views that are fully configurable. It can display different details for the normal, sport and track driving modes. Additionally, Ford pointed out that owners can even personalized the Mustang’s muffler through an optional active-valve exhaust system.
Ford Upgraded the Model’s Engine System
As expected, the company dropped the naturally aspirated 3.7-liter V6 engine from the Mustang lineup. The entry-level engine ended up with a turbocharged, 2.3-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder. Enthusiasts who want more power can step up to the GT model. The Blue Oval’s 5.0-liter Coyote V8 engine powered the GT model. The mill was adequately re-engineered. It will now use both direct and port fuel-injection systems to deliver more power and better gas mileage. Ford will not release fuel economy or performance figures until Ford Mustang 2018 GT’s launch nears.
Transmission options will consist of an enthusiast-friendly, six-speed manual transmission and a new 10-speed automatic that will change the present automobile’s six-speed system. Ford guaranteed the 10-speed provides much better low-speed action and decreased friction losses. The real-time adaptive shift scheduling guaranteed the transmission is constantly in the right equipment. Nonetheless, the steering wheel-mounted shift paddles are readily available for consumers who wish to give their fingers a good exercise.
Ford broadened the list of offered electronic driving aids to include the pre-collision assist with pedestrian detection, distance alert, a lane-departure caution system, and lane-keeping help. Owners can utilize a smartphone application named FordPass to start, lock, unlock and locate their vehicle.
The Ford Mustang 2018 GT will go on sale worldwide in the fall. Slash Gear reported that Ford will launch the information about the prices and full technical specification until a few weeks prior to the launch. In the meantime, Ford will keep the hype as long as they keep the details a mystery.