2018 Ford Mustang
With help from Ambassador of Service, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson (I doubt he carries a business card), Ford has finally released details on the 2018 Mustang.
After The Rock awarded a Mustang to a deserving veteran, Ford revealed a number of interesting details. In particular, they highlighted the fact that the Mustang will be customizable. Per their release, the 2018 version will feature “three new paint colors, 12 distinct wheel choices and a customizable digital instrument cluster.” The signature paint scheme is Orange Fury, which you can check out below. The new headlights are the first purely LED set to appear on a Mustang. The recession of the LED mounts creates an aggressive front end, especially in combination with the new, lowered hood.
But don’t get the impression that Ford is only focusing on looks. They also announced that the EcoBoost 2.3L engine with transient overboost will be the new base. Drivers can still upgrade to the 5.0L V8 Coyote, but it has received a bit of a makeover with dual-fuel, high-pressure direct injection. To marshal all that power, the default automatic transmission, Ford’s 6-speed, has been replaced with the new 10-speed. That transmission was co-developed with Chevrolet, but it first appeared for Ford in the 2017 Raptor. Finally, for smooth handling, MagneRide dampers will be available on every model of Mustang.
Other features coming to the 2018 Mustang include:
- 12 inch all-digital LCD display
- More premium-feeling cockpit design
- Pre-Collision Assist with Pedestrian Detection
- Optional active valve exhaust to enhance and customize engine sounds
The 2018 Mustang will be available this fall. If you can’t wait that long to experience thrilling performance, check out our inventory of 2017 Mustangs.