The 2018 Ford Mustang Has More Power and 10 Gears Hiding Behind its Great Exterior
The 2018 Ford Mustang is here folks! Ready to find out more about this gorgeous-looking car?
For the 2018 Ford Mustang, all sorts of changes happened, which can add up to a big improvement.
The most important improvement for the 2018 Ford Mustang is MagneRide magnetorheological adaptive dampers, available on both the EcoBoost and GT Performance Packs.
The only Mustang to offer the magnetically-controlled active dampers was the Shelby GT350.
Because the dampers work wonders to the previous cars, it should be an important improvement to the 2018 Mustang.
For 2018, the Mustang GT’s 5.0-liter V8 gets 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.
You can pair either engine with a six-speed manual transmission, but for the 2018 is Ford’s 10-speed automatic.
Co-developed with GM, this transmission promises much quicker shifting, and can handle more torque than the outgoing six-speed auto.
The V8 engine now features a direct injection and port fuel injection, adding to the power sent to the car’s rear wheels through the upgraded manual gearbox, with a twin-disc clutch and a dual-mass flywheel.
The GT Performance Package will also get Michelin’s new Pilot Sport 4S tires, while the EcoBoost Performance Package sticks with Pirelli P Zeroes.
Also, on the new 2018 Mustang is an optional active exhaust that allows drivers to increase or decrease engine volume whatever they please.
The Shelby GT350 already offers a similar switchable exhaust, as does the Camaro SS.
But the most obvious change to the Mustang is in the looks department. They’ve lowered the hood by around 20mm, creating an edgier, more aggressive front design.
The back of the car boasts a lower rear diffuser, along with a new deck lid wing that is present on the Performance Package models.
The interior of the car looks as awesome as before, except now there is a new 12-inch digital gauge cluster instead of the traditional analog speedometer and tachometer.
The 2018 Ford Mustang also shows off a range of active safety systems, such as Pre-Collision Assist with pedestrian detection, distance alert, lane-departure warning, lane-keeping assist and Driver Alert System.
What do you think about the 2018 Ford Mustang? Do you think they’ve come back with a better version?