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The New Mustang's ‘Pony Package’ Lets You Wreck Out Of Cars And Coffee In Style





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Have you ever felt the need to add some pizzazz to your car on its way to wreck out of Cars and Coffee, even if that style will get all bent up sooner or later? Do you ever wish your Mustang had that little extra style element to denote that it is, in fact, the crash missile in the group? Then the updated Pony Package is for you!

Ford announced that the pony on the grille is “going back into the corral” for newly revised 2018 four-cylinder EcoBoost Mustangs with the package, which sounds like a good idea for all Mustangs—a physical corral, that is. Not just on the grille.
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The Pony Package will also have a few other unique style characteristics, like bright window trim on the fastback, side stripes, a pony badge on the rear decklid, floor mats embroidered with a pony and 19-inch polished aluminum wheels. Lots of ponies to wreck here, folks!
In all honesty, the package looks great. The headlights are, as usual, a bit droopy, but that’s probably just in anticipation of a potential Cars and Coffee visit. Here are a couple more photos of the package in the Mustang’s unnatural environment, which consists of it being un-wrecked and intact:
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Ford Offers Mustang-Colored Ice Cream So Drivers Can Eat Something Faster Than The Nearest Curb





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Since summer is hot, just like your brakes while trying to stop a Mustang from fast approaching the nearest curb, there’s now an ice cream to match the color of the car. But it isn’t just cool looking. It has a very practical function: allowing you to tell everyone that, yes, you did eat something other than a wall today.
(We don’t know why Mustangs attract a certain type of driver, they just do.)


But you’re going to have to get a special type of Mustang if you want to opt out of the jokes, because the ice cream only comes in one color: Orange Fury, which was announced as a Mustang color around January. The Detroit Free Press reports that Ford teamed up with the company Coolhaus to make the new flavor, and it comes in an ice-cream sandwich between two vanilla—like America’s car tastes—wafers and an edible Mustang-themed wrapper. Cool!



The sandwich’s big debut will be on Friday, according to the Free Press, and it’ll be free through Sunday at certain places in Los Angeles and New York City. Just look for the Mustang decals—on the ice-cream trucks and not on street cars, for your own good—and walk on up.



We hear coffee and ice cream go great together this time of year.
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Power Play: 2018 Ford Mustang GT Gets 25-HP Bump, EcoBoost Has More Torque


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Ford has thrown another blow at Chevy in the never-ending Mustang versus Camaro war. The Blue Oval has finally shared engine specs on the refreshed 2018 Mustang lineup, and we’d say it’s definitely not a coincidence that the Stang’s updated 5.0-liter V-8’s new output of 460 horsepower (25 more than before) beats the Chevrolet Camaro SS’s 6.2-liter V-8 by 5 horsepower. The EcoBoost Mustang—now the only other engine choice with the base V-6 gone to pasture—also gets an update, resulting in an additional 30 lb-ft of torque, although horsepower remains unchanged at 310.
The 2018 Mustang GT’s 5.0-liter Coyote V-8 gets its extra power and an additional 20 lb-ft of torque (for a total of 420 lb-ft, 35 less than the Camaro SS) from myriad updates including a fuel-delivery system that employs both direct and port injection, a higher redline, and a new variable exhaust. A six-speed manual is still available, but the big story is the addition of a 10-speed automatic transmission—co-developed with General Motors, incidentally—that is said to improve acceleration considerably.



Ford claims that the 2018 Mustang GT with this automatic will run to 60 mph in less than four seconds, which would be a fairly significant drop from the quickest time we’ve measured in a Mustang GT so far, a manual example that hit the milestone in 4.3 seconds. Ford is certainly chasing after Chevy here, too; we measured a Camaro SS automatic hitting 60 mph in 3.9 seconds.
The 2018 Mustang EcoBoost, with its turbocharged 2.3-liter inline-four that now makes 310 horsepower and 350 lb-ft of torque, also is offered with the new 10-speed. Ford says the torquier engine and quicker-shifting automatic will get the turbo Stang to 60 mph in less than five seconds; we tested an EcoBoost automatic at 5.2 seconds a few years back. (And a 335-hp Camaro V-6 ran to 60 mph in 5.1 seconds in our testing.)



Ford also is adding a new driving mode called Drag Strip. We don’t have many details yet, but this mode is said to enhance off-the-line performance and to minimize the loss of engine torque between shifts. The new mode is available with automatic and manual transmissions alike.
Pricing for the 2018 Mustang goes live tomorrow, as Ford launches the build-your-own site in advance of the updated Stang going on sale in October. We look forward to testing Ford’s performance claims as soon as we get our hands on the updated Mustang and take it to the track.
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Ford Adds 'Good Neighbor Mode' to 2018 Mustang GT

The beautiful growl of a 5.0L V8 Engine can be muted with a button press to keep your neighbors from calling the police.




Convincing consumers to invest in a brand new performance car means ticking all the expected feature boxes. The car needs to look fast and powerful, it needs to be extremely fast and responsive when driven, and it needs a sound that turns heads and lets everyone know you're coming from miles away.
As CNN Money reports, it's that last part causing a problem for performance car owners. Steve Von Foerster, head of Ford's user experience team, discovered that when he fired up his Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 one morning. A neighbor called the police due to the noise, but Van Foerster didn't get upset with his neighbor. Instead, he decided to solve the problem.







The solution is a Quiet Start option for Ford's performance cars, also known as Good Neighbor Mode. The first to offer it is the 2018 Mustang GT, which uses a 5.0L V8 engine and has a satisfyingly noisy exhaust. That is, until you enable Quiet Start using a menu in the car's dash. It mutes the exhaust sound, allowing you to pull up at home or drive away without disturbing the neighbors.







Offering drivers a choice without sacrificing performance should go down well with potential Mustang GT owners. What's also nice is the ability to schedule when the Quiet Start is active. That way, you don't need to remember to enable it every morning when you leave home, or return from work, or the track, or whatever excuse you used to take the Mustang out again.
Anyone considering purchasing a 2018 Mustang GT needs to save at least $35,095 for the GT Fastback, or $39,095 for the GT Premium Fastback. But of course, there will always going to be those extras your want that takes the price up substantially.
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2018 Ford Mustang GT window sticker reveals 10-speed auto’s gas mileage gains




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More details on the 2018 Ford Mustang have emerged ahead of the car’s arrival in showrooms later this fall.
The latest tidbit comes by way of a window sticker for the 2018 Mustang GT equipped with an available 10-speed auto.
First discovered by Mustang 6G, the window sticker reveals a slight improvement in EPA-rated fuel economy to 16 mpg city, 25 highway and 19 combined. This compares with the 15 mpg city, 25 highway and 18 combined rating scored by the 2017 Mustang GT equipped with a 6-speed auto.

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Sure, the improvement is nothing to write home about but don’t forget that performance is also up. The car’s 5.0-liter V-8 now delivers 460 horsepower and 420 pound-feet of torque, up 25 hp and 20 lb-ft, and with the 10-speed auto it will deliver 0-60 mph acceleration in under 4.0 seconds.
You can already configure a 2018 Mustang GT on Ford’s website. The starting price is $35,995 for the coupe and $45,495 for the convertible. That represents a $1,900 increase over the previous year.
The 2018 model year sees the sixth-generation Mustang receive the most significant updates since the car was introduced for 2015. Notable changes include revised styling, the elimination of the V-6 option and the aforementioned 10-speed auto. Interestingly, there haven’t been any changes for the Mustang Shelby GT350 and GT350R models. In fact, the track-focused cars even skip the revised styling. There could, however, be a new Mustang Shelby GT500 introduced. Stay tuned.
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So 4 extra gears but still same hwy mpg?
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Ford may be prepping a hotter performance package for the Mustang GT



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It looks like Ford may be preparing a one-two punch on the Chevrolet Camaro. After it announced the 2018 Mustang GT would arrive with 460 horsepower from the 5.0-liter Coyote V-8 engine—not so coincidentally 5 hp greater than the output of the Camaro SS—now Ford might tackle the Camaro SS 1LE given mounting evidence pointing to a new performance package.
Various postings to the Mustang6G forum point to what documents call the Performance Package Level 2, which will likely build upon the Mustang GT's previously announced Performance Pack. It appears that the new package includes a stiffer suspension, larger Brembo brakes, a bigger radiator, 19-inch wheels, and more. The documents don't describe the Level 2 package in detail, but various order guides allude to the package multiple times and reference a late availability following the 2018 Mustang GT's launch.
Last November, a Mustang6G forum user who claimed to be a Ford dealership employee, first noted the Level 2 package. To his or her credit, Ford has confirmed every other option posted other than the Level 2 package. Then, an ordering guide said a set of 19-inch wheels will be offered with the "GT Performance Package Level 2." Finally, a third ordering guide referenced the same 19-inch wheels and described availability for non-Premium Package Mustang GT Fastbacks. However, it didn't mention the Level 2 package specifically.
We doubt the inclusion of the Performance Package Level 2 in numerous documents is simply a coincidence, but we'll have to wait and see what the Mustang team is cooking. If it's true, Camaro SS 1LE drivers may need to watch their backs.
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It looks like Ford may be preparing a one-two punch on the Chevrolet Camaro. After it announced the 2018 Mustang GT would arrive with 460 horsepower from the 5.0-liter Coyote V-8 engine—not so coincidentally 5 hp greater than the output of the Camaro SS—now Ford might tackle the Camaro SS 1LE given mounting evidence pointing to a new performance package.
Various postings to the Mustang6G forum point to what documents call the Performance Package Level 2, which will likely build upon the Mustang GT's previously announced Performance Pack. It appears that the new package includes a stiffer suspension, larger Brembo brakes, a bigger radiator, 19-inch wheels, and more. The documents don't describe the Level 2 package in detail, but various order guides allude to the package multiple times and reference a late availability following the 2018 Mustang GT's launch.
Last November, a Mustang6G forum user who claimed to be a Ford dealership employee, first noted the Level 2 package. To his or her credit, Ford has confirmed every other option posted other than the Level 2 package. Then, an ordering guide said a set of 19-inch wheels will be offered with the "GT Performance Package Level 2." Finally, a third ordering guide referenced the same 19-inch wheels and described availability for non-Premium Package Mustang GT Fastbacks. However, it didn't mention the Level 2 package specifically.
We doubt the inclusion of the Performance Package Level 2 in numerous documents is simply a coincidence, but we'll have to wait and see what the Mustang team is cooking. If it's true, Camaro SS 1LE drivers may need to watch their backs.
Which will probably consist of nothing more than stiffer springs and pilot super sport tires.
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What's Ford Cookin' With These Mustang Prototypes?




Automakers regularly test a variety of vehicles on the open road. Sometimes its easy to tell what they're working on – at other times, less so.

These latest spy shots, snapped by eagle-eyed reader Brett Borgard, show a motorcade of Ford Mustangs testing in the high altitudes of Colorado. The manufacturer plates tell us who's running them. But just what are they testing, exactly?

There's three of them to be seen, all ostensibly of the newly updated 2018 model (judging primarily from their auxiliary front LED lighting strips): one in white, one all murdered out in black, and another in a dark shade of burgundy that looks like Ford's Royal Crimson option.

While the burgundy and black examples give us little to go on – especially viewed from the front – the white Mustang GT is seen sporting a pair of extended exhaust tips protruding out from under the bumper, and labels reading “Caution: Fuel Drain.”

The trio could be testing for emissions or trying out some new equipment. Only a few engineers and product planners in Dearborn likely know for sure. But you can bet they've got some new versions of the pony car in the works.

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Roush teases its 2018 Mustang


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The 2018 Ford Mustang is almost ready for showrooms, but some of the big name tuners have already had their hands on the cars for a while. This means there’ll likely be an assortment of upgrades launching alongside the car.
One of the tuners with early access to the updated Mustang is Roush which has released a teaser shot of its own 2018 Mustang. The development is almost complete, with the 2018 SEMA show in early November the likely venue for the debut.
The number “2” in the grille indicates that we’re looking at a Roush Stage 2 (RS2) package designed for the Mustang GT. The current RS2 package includes a number of visual tweaks as well as some aero and suspension upgrades.
Roush hasn’t dropped any details yet but it’s a safe bet that there will also be more power available from the company’s supercharger packages. The company’s supercharger packages for the current Mustang GT are already delivering in excess of 700 horsepower. It will be interesting to see what the new packages will do, considering the improved performance of the stock 5.0-liter V-8 in the 2018 Mustang GT.
With the impending arrival of the 2018 Mustang in showrooms, we should also be hearing soon from other top Mustang tuners such as Hennessey and Saleen. Stay tuned.
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2018 Ford Mustang GT gets custom Michelin summer tire option










Mustang GT buyers will soon have a new summer tire option.

Winter may be just around the corner, but Ford is already looking ahead to next year's driving season with the announcement of a newly available high-performance summer tire for its 2018 Mustang GT.


Ford announced on Tuesday that its 2018 Mustang GT will soon be available with a custom Michelin Pilot Sport 4S high-performance summer tire. Ford and Michelin engineers say they used learnings from Ford's GT and Shelby GT350 programs to design the custom tire for the Mustang GT.

"We took everything we learned at the track, including feedback from professional drivers, to create a tire custom-tuned for Mustang GT," said Gary Swingle, Michelin tire engineer.

On the 2018 Mustang GT, the Michelin Pilot Sport 4S tires will measure 275/40-19on the rear and 255/40-19 on the front. Ford says the grippy rubber helps propel the Mustang GT from 0-60 in under four seconds, while also providing optimal traction on both wet and dry surfaces.

Ford has not announced pricing for the Michelin Pilot Sport 4S tire option, but buyers will be able to specify them for their 2018 Mustang GT beginning this fall.
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Performance Pack Level 2 Takes The Ford Mustang GT To New Heights





Ford is set on taking extra care of the facelifted Mustang GT, which can now be fitted with the Performance Pack Level 2 as well.

The bundle of upgrades resembles what was already being offered with the current Performance Pack, while adding a number of cool features.

Engineers and designers paid extra attention to the exterior, which benefits from a front splitter that's said to create about 24lbs (11kg) of downforce at 80mph (129km/h), as well as a redesigned rear spoiler.

Additionally, the pony car also has improved steering and custom-tuned MagneRide dampers, while the rear stabilizer bar, front stabilizer bar, front springs and rear springs are 67, 12, 20, and 13 percent stiffer, respectively, compared to those offered with the Performance Pack Level 1.

Finally, the new 19-inch wheels, shod in 305/30 Michelin Pilot Sport Cup tires, along with that custom suspension, bring the Ford Mustang GT more than half-inch (13mm) closer to the asphalt.

As expected, Ford's new Performance Pack Level 2 can only be had with a manual transmission, which could make the car even more desirable in the eyes of petrol heads.

There's currently no word on how much owners will have to spend to benefit from these new features, which are already available for order and will reach showrooms across North America next spring. However, they should expect this new kit to be slightly more expensive than the Performance Pack Level 1, which can be had from $4,000.
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Sounds like Ford is trying to replicate the 1LE package now.
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Any of the local area dealers have 2018 GT's on the lot yet? Curious to check one out again now that they've gotten a big torque boost. That was one of my few complaints about my 2016 Cali Special
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With four cylinders or eight, you’ll love everything about the new Mustang.

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The hills are alive with the sound of coyotes. Not the animal; it’s the crackling thunder of a 5.0-liter “Coyote” V8 that’s shattering the silence here as writers take turns exploring Malibu in Ford’s newest Mustang. Tearing up and down canyon roads, along Pacific Coast Highway and back again, in a parade of multicolored coupes, one thing is immediately clear: The 2018 Ford Mustang is still a riot.
Starting off the day in the Mustang GT is absolutely the way to go because its engine is such a gem. The V8 may still be called Coyote but it’s not quite the same mill as before. The cylinder bore has increased a bit, thanks to new plasma-sprayed bores that obviate the need for liners, so the precise displacement number rises from 4.96 to 5.04 liters. Port fueling joins direct injection, with a total of 16 injectors underhood. The redline climbs by 500 rpm to a lofty 7,500; the cylinder heads, crankshaft, and connecting rods are new; and a composite oil pan saves 2.2 pounds of mass.
The result is simply glorious. From barely above idle all the way to its redline, the V8 pulls instantly and eagerly, with snappy throttle response that makes mid-corner corrections a treat. With so much mid-range shove, it’s completely forgivable to short-shift way below the 7,000-rpm power peak. Oh, and it’s loud: leave the $895 active exhaust in Track mode to induce equal measures of grins and tinnitus. The engine thunders and barks and rumbles like the best muscle cars of all time.
Leave the $895 active exhaust in Track mode to induce equal measures of grins and tinnitus. The engine thunders and barks and rumbles like the best muscle cars of all time.
That exhaust, by the way, is an absolute must-have option. Leave it in the Normal or neighbor-pacifying Quiet modes, and the V8 whispers so quietly you’d barely notice it on a long road trip. But crank up Sport or Track mode and it sounds like you’re at the wheel of a bonafide race car.
Equipped with its new 10-speed automatic transmission, the Mustang GT is plenty quick off the line and easily settles down into a low-rpm cruise at speed. In fact, Ford says the dash to 60 miles per hour will take you less than four seconds when you get that gearbox. Enthusiastic driving occasionally surprises the 10-speed as it hunts for the next gear you’ll want, so use the Sport transmission mode and, better still, the shift paddles for optimum results.
For my money, I’d stick with the six-speed manual. Redesigned this year with a new dual-mass flywheel and larger synchronizers, it balances on the knife-edge of mechanical heft and slickness. Precise throws enable two-finger gearchanges time and time again, and with no automatic rev-matching feature, it forces you to stay engaged with the action.
You might expect that the base Mustang EcoBoost would be a disappointment in comparison, but it’s not. The turbocharged 2.3-liter inline-four still has 310 hp, but this year torque swells from 320 to 350 pound-feet. That bump comes courtesy of lessons learned programming the overboost mode in the Focus RS, with which the Mustang’s engine block is shared.
From barely above idle all the way to its redline, the V8 pulls instantly and eagerly, with snappy throttle response that makes mid-corner corrections a treat.
With that torque peak delivered at 3,000 rpm, there’s a meaty midrange that makes the EcoBoost feel plenty quick. It starts to run out of steam past its 5,500-rpm horsepower peak, but ride the middle of the tachometer and you’ll never complain that this is “just” a four-cylinder Mustang. The sprint to 60 takes “under” five seconds with the 10-speed automatic, Ford promises. The only disappointment about the engine: it sounds pedestrian compared to the GT’s bellow.
As well as its far improved fuel economy ratings, one big advantage to the EcoBoost engine is its lightness. Manual-transmission models are 162 pounds lighter than the GT manual, and with most of that weight loss coming from the front of the car, it’s really noticeable on canyon roads. The EcoBoost points into corners more eagerly and darts out of them handily, its steering quick and true. The effect is to make the four-cylinder Mustang “feel” smaller than the V8.
In fact, the EcoBoost feels like the car to have if you really enjoy corner-carving: there’s already more than enough power to get into trouble on a winding road, yet with the $2,495 performance package equipped, all the chassis and braking capability you could want. A limited-slip differential noticeably tightens my line when I throttle out of hairpin bends, while the four-piston front brake calipers satisfy with firm, precise feel through the left pedal.
That’s not to say the GT isn’t a performance machine. Its performance package goes even further, with Brembo six-piston front brakes and extremely sticky Michelin Pilot Sport 4 rubber. Buttoned-down with minimal body roll, it devours high-speed corners, taking advantage of all the accelerative force on offer from the V8. On open roads with sweeping bends, the GT flies.
All Mustangs now have full-LED illumination as standard, and a Skittles-like color palette delights with options like Orange Fury and a fabulous Royal Crimson.
Perhaps the greatest praise of all must go to the MagneRide dampers, a $1,695 option on cars with the performance package. Supplier BWI Group started tuning the dampers for the 2018 Mustang two years ago, after finishing them for the Shelby GT350, and the work pays huge dividends in every driving scenario. One thousand times per second, an electronic controller factors in dozens of variables – steering-angle change, wheel positions, braking forces, etc – and changes the viscosity of the magnetorheological fluids in each damper. Darrin Dellinger, BWI Group marketing manager, says the fluid can change consistency anywhere from the slickness of 0-weight engine oil to the thickness of peanut butter (creamy not crunchy, one presumes).
What that means is that left in the Normal drive mode, the Mustang glides over imperfect roads, while in Sport or Track it resists body motions like the best performance cars. The ride is never harsh, yet the car corners like a champion, all thanks to the flexibility of the magnetic suspension. There’s even special tuning in Drag Strip mode, which adjusts the shocks specifically to improve traction in hard launches.
Seeing the 2018 Ford Mustang under the California sun provides a much better impression than when it debuted under the glare of auto show lamps. A minor update, the squintier headlights, larger grille, and various other styling nip-tucks nevertheless are easily noticeable on the road. All Mustangs now have full-LED illumination as standard, and a Skittles-like color palette delights with options like Orange Fury and a fabulous Royal Crimson. The cars look great. And if you don’t like the big new rear wing of the performance pack variants, you can opt to delete it.
Changes inside are a little less noticeable, with many of the same retro-inspired details dotting the cabin. It’s a nice place to spend time, however, with good sightlines out over the hood and to the sides, the latest version of the Sync 3 infotainment system, and comfortable seats (though the long clutch throw requires a somewhat close seating position). The trunk is spacious, with a reasonably useful opening and a pass-through when you fold the back seats, and while the rear seats are not commodious, they can at least feasibly be used for carrying real live adults.
While not as crisp or bright as Audi’s much-loved Virtual Cockpit, Ford's 12.4-inch digital instrument cluster presents lots of information in a very clear manner.
Another must-have feature is the new 12.4-inch digital instrument cluster. While not as crisp or bright as Audi’s much-loved Virtual Cockpit, it presents lots of information in a very clear manner. You can configure virtual recreations of two analog gauges, a totally confusing J-shaped digital tachometer, or a super-cool fully horizontal digital tach. There are also myriad displays for details like engine boost, oil temperature, and so on, and you can configure a shift light at whatever engine speed you desire. (There’s also a little spinning-tire animation when you use the electronic line lock function.)
Base prices for the 2018 Mustang are not too far removed from last year’s figures. The EcoBoost coupe starts from $25,585, with the Premium trim at $30,600, while the GT is $35,095 and the GT Premium commands $39,095.
Of course, all of the new goodies available can seriously elevate the Mustang’s sticker price if you check a lot of option boxes. The Mustang GT pictured here, for instance, cracks the $50,000 barrier, and I tested another that was $53,195. Yes, it’s possible to get a Camaro SS to similar prices, but it still starts to feel like a lot for a Mustang when the Shelby GT350 starts from $57,145 – and even a BMW M2 lists from $53,500. Ultimately, though, few buyers are cross-shopping those cars with a Mustang.
Buyers will also appreciate that fuel economy figures have improved, thanks to the 10-speed auto and better aerodynamics. With the EcoBoost and the automatic, the car now returns as much as 21 miles per gallon city and 31 highway; the GT auto is up 1 mpg in each rating to 16 city and 25 mpg highway. Both engines require premium fuel, of course.
Improved fuel economy is very good news, because you’ll want to drive the 2018 Mustang as much as possible. It’s perfectly civilized when I sit in traffic and hugely exciting when I turn onto canyon roads. Both engines deliver gobs of performance, and the chassis (especially with the Performance package) boasts sportscar capability.
The new Mustang’s greatest achievement is that it offers even broader possibilities than before. Power is up at the same time as fuel economy increases. The MagneRide dampers improve both handling and ride quality. There’s even more technology to make everyday driving simpler. Couple that with the fact that the basic package – rear-wheel-drive fun in a stylish coupe package – is unchanged, and it’s clear the 2018 Mustang is a winner. Bring on those summer road trips.

Photos: Jake Holmes / Motor1.com

2018 FORD MUSTANG GT COUPE

Engine 5.0-Liter V8
Output 460 Horsepower / 420 Pound-Feet
Transmission 6-Speed Manual
0-60 MPH 3.9 Seconds (est.)
Top Speed 155 MPH
Fuel Economy 15 City / 25 Highway / 18 Combined
Drive Type Rear-Wheel Drive
Weight 3,705 Pounds
Seating Capacity 4
Cargo Volume 13.5 Cubic Feet
Base Price $39,095
As-Tested Price $50,770


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2018... pretty impressive to go 12.0 bone stock. LMR said it made 415 at at the tire and cut a 1.9 60ft on factory tires with the 10spd auto.

What was the 6th gen camaro doing with 10spd and bone stock I the first week?

Pretty cool stuff. Tune and tire only will put this car well into the 11s. I'm sure we'll see some 100% factory cars touch some 11.9x

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2018 Ford Bullitt Mustang maybe-possibly spied filming commercial

A user on Mustang6G.com spotted the car.


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The refreshed 2018 Ford Mustang may just be hitting showrooms, but a new variant looks to be on the way soon. Thanks to our friends in the forums at Mustang6G.com, we have what looks like our first real glimpse of the revived Bullitt Mustang in all its green and black glory. One of the forum's users spotted a Ford video shoot in Chicago and managed to get a couple of dimly lit photos uploaded online. While we have no official word on the car from Ford, expect to see something as soon as the Detroit Auto Show in January.

While the photos don't provide much, the car here does look to sport the Highland Green paint you would expect on a Bullitt Mustang. The car also looks to have black wheels with a silver or chrome lip around the edge. Again, that's to be expected from a Bullitt-badged Ford. Look for this to be a variant of the current Mustang GT, though any further speculation is pointless.

The Bullitt Mustang was inspired by the car in the classic Steve McQueen film "Bullitt." The Mustang in that film became became an instant icon thanks to one of the greatest car chase scenes ever put to film. Now we just need to pair this with the current Dodge Charger for a modern re-creation.
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$53K for a well optioned Mustang GT? Who would have thought? Wow.

The 10AT is certainly the way to go if you want to go fast, but the shift response times when in manual mode are laughable compared to something like the ZF 8AT. All that time to design this thing and Ford still can't make a super responsive auto.

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$53K for a well optioned Mustang GT? Who would have thought? Wow.

The 10AT is certainly the way to go if you want to go fast, but the shift response times when in manual mode are laughable compared to something like the ZF 8AT. All that time to design this thing and Ford still can't make a super responsive auto.
Just curious, what car is competing with the mustang that has the ZF 8AT, which would put the mustang at a significant disadvantage? Especially given the general public driving ability.

I agree $50k is getting up there for a GT. I guess in the ages of $100k+ corvettes though, it is what it is.
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50k is nuts. There are base 17s on the lot that msrp for 34k on sale for 26.5. Also a base gt could be had for msrp of 32ish in 2017. 35 is getting up there

50k won't sell well. At some point the car business has yo change... vehicles are priced crazy and people are spending too much of their income on them. People who shouldn't qualify are getting upside down

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$53K for a well optioned Mustang GT? Who would have thought? Wow.

The 10AT is certainly the way to go if you want to go fast, but the shift response times when in manual mode are laughable compared to something like the ZF 8AT. All that time to design this thing and Ford still can't make a super responsive auto.
For and GM collaborated, didn't they?
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For and GM collaborated, didn't they?
Yeah, it's a Ford & GM trans, and I've read nothing but good things about it in the new ZL1.

Is it that much different in the Mustang or is daveb just being daveB?
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Take note how there's no mention of downshift speeds. Also, upshift speeds are based on automatic mode shifting, not manual mode. Watch any review of these new autos and watch and listen to the manual mode shift speed response. It is laggy and unimpressive. Truth is a hard pill to swallow for the domestic diehards.
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