The current generation of the Mustang has been launched in the mid of 2014 meaning that the car is not even a year old. Despite that 2018 Ford Mustang decided that it is the perfect time for the Ford Mustang to receive a few upgrades which are going to make it even more impressive than it was. Firstly, the car will receive a few new trim levels, a couple of them aimed at speed and performance and a few of them aimed at people looking to get a car with heritage. The first two will include the GT350 and the GT350R which are two of the most expected Mustang cars ever made. The others are going to add a few new colors as well as unique exterior upgrades in order to recreate older models of the Mustang.
Let’s start with what is under the hood of the 2018 Ford Mustang. The base as well as the heritage versions will all receive the same three engines as before. The base model will make use of a naturally aspirated
2.3L EcoBoost which will be able to provide up to 304 horsepower and 280 lb-ft of torque while as an option there is also going to be the 2.3 liter turbocharged inline 4 which currently provides 314 horsepower and 320 lb-ft of torque. Both of these currently come with an identical 6 speed manual or a 6 speed automatic and both of them are quite similar in performance, with the 2018 model being expected to follow the same trend. The V8 will still be the same 5.0L V8 Coyote with 441 horsepower and 400 lb-ft of torque.
The news come with the engines in the GT350 and GT350R, both of them receiving a newly developed 5.2 liter naturally aspirated V8 with a flat-crank design. This engine makes nearly 533 horsepower and 429 lb-ft of torque and it is one of the highest revving engines ever fitted to a Mustang. The only available gearbox for this particular engine is a 6 speed manual which is perfect for a driver’s car.
2018 Ford Mustang Design
The exterior of the new 2018 Ford Mustang on the other hand will not change a bit over that of the 2015 model except a few different color and wrapping options for the heritage models as well as a couple of new wheel designs. However, the GT350 as well as the R version have a lower front end with a lower hood, the headlights are lower and there is a splitter integrated into the bumper. There are hot air exhausts on the sides of the car and it is going to be the first mass produced car to get carbon fiber wheels. The R will add a bigger rear spoiler, beefier tires in the back, a more complex suspension system and a more aggressive exhaust, all meant to make it faster around the track. Inside the cabin on the other hand, the 2018 Ford Mustang remained quite similar to the 2015 model and even the GT350 is similar. There are new Recaro seats as well as a new steering wheel and a new instrument cluster, all intended to offer the driver a more enjoyable experience.
2018 Ford Mustang Release Date And Price
Despite all these upgrades, the car will not receive its high powered version just yet mostly because Ford thinks it just doesn’t have a place in the market just yet. All the other versions though are likely going to be available for sale starting with the end of the summer of 2017 while their price is going to be ranging from as low as $27,000 for a base version of the car, all the way up to more than $70,000 for the high performance versions.
February 14, 2017