While the new 2018 Ford Mustang has received mixed reviews, we couldn’t help but fall in love with the new super car that will be out in fall 2018.
The 2018 Mustang will see only small tweaks, but make no mistake, these changes put the Mustang on a higher level.
For the most part, the 2018 Mustang looks unchanged. However, if you pay close attention, you’ll see Ford’s craftsmanship at its best.
The biggest visual changes for the 2018 Mustang are on the front fascia. The Mustang’s hood has been lowered by around 20mm, giving the car a wider, lower look. Soon-to-be equipped with a larger grille, the 2018 Mustang has a slimmer, more fierce front. While the changes are small, the look has significantly changed for the better.
Around the sides and the rear, the 2018 Mustang is similar to the recent models. At the back, the taillights have more of a crescent shape than before, and a redesigned diffuser also makes an appearance.
Inside the new 2018 Mustang, you’ll be getting a new 12-inch digital dashboard that can change to a wide range of settings. The retro dash is gone and that’s fine by us.
The most exciting changes for the 2018 Mustang are under the hood, both the four-cylinder EcoBoost and eight-cylinder GT will have more power and torque. There’s also a new 10-speed automatic that will shift easier and MagneRide adaptive dampers will be available on Performance Package cars.
The recent Ford Mustang V-8 5.0 engine puts out 435HP. The new Mustang GT 5.0 will put out more horsepower but Ford didn’t reveal how much.
For 2018, the 5.0 gets both direct- and port-fuel-injection and a higher compression ratio. There’s a lot of debate on the peak HP for the new car. From 455 to 505, everyone is taking a guess at it. We figured we’d do our best to evaluate everything and came up with 485, which would be an increase of 50HP.
We have a feeling it’s going to be 455HP to match the new Chevy Camaro. Ford sent out a Tweet to ask people to find the Easter Eggs. As you can see, the gear is 4 and the mph is 55, the reason we’re thinking it’s going to be indeed 455HP.
I must admit, I’ll be disappointed if it’s only 455HP. Why would Ford only tied the Camaro in HP? Doesn’t make sense and I know Ford is not in the game to tie. Maybe we’ll see an additional 55HP in the new Mustang, totaling 490HP. That would be much better.
Ford Performance sells an aftermarket calibration pack for the current Mustang GT that uses a combination of software tuning and GT350 hardware to boost horsepower from 435 to 472. Expect the same for the new 2018 Mustang just in case you want those extra horses.