2018 Ford Mustang GT

The battle between the Mustang and the Camaro has taken a new
twist for the better, particularly if you are an enthusiast of
either one of the two sports car brands. Ford and Chevrolet are
always on the look out to see what the other does to make
requisite changes to remain competitive. After Chevrolet
launched the 6th generation Camaro
in late 2015, Ford has responded with a refresh of the Mustang
GT set to be released for the 2018 model year. With the
refresh, Ford aims to attain an upper hand in a war that goes
back over 50 years ago. The automaker has added new features
both on the outside and inside. However, the most attractive
news is that the 2018 Ford Mustang GT will get a power hike
with the sole aim to rival the Camaro.  In fact, power is
one of the top factors used to compare the two models and Ford
has been lagging behind for quite some time. Read along for
more information:

2018 Ford Mustang GT Exterior

Ford has not made many changes on the model’s exterior looks.
However, the mild upgrades go a long way to give the model a
more stunning look. The most notable new features at the front
include a new grille, which is not that much different from the
one on the outgoing model and smaller LED headlights with
heritage-laced LED running lights. The front bumper also looks
modified.

The hood on the 2018 Mustang GT sits lower. On the flanks, the
only visible new features are the LED light strips that have
replaced the triangular units on the outgoing Mustang GT. The
rear looks almost unchanged. The only changes are a new
diffuser, revised taillights, a revised license plate recess
and quad exhaust pipes that borrow their design from racecars.

What’s more, the model flaunts 12 wheel designs to choose from
as well as three new exterior colors (Kona Blue, Royal Crimson
and Orange Furry).

2018 Ford Mustang GT Interior

The most striking feature on the inside, as seen on the photos
the automaker has released is the new instrument cluster with a
12.0-incg digital gauge. The display is highly customizable to
ensure drivers maximize its use in different environments. To
this end, it features three driving modes, which are Normal,
Sport and Track. The GT also features the MagneRide, an
adaptive suspension system that is adopted from the GT350.

The GT also features a host of driving assist systems including
distance alert, lane keep assist, forward collision warning
that features pedestrian crossing among others. FordPass is
offered as an option. For newbies’, the FordPass is a
Smartphone application that helps the driver to lock, unlock as
well as start the engine remotely.

The photos of the model also show a 1,864.5 lettering and a 289
miles reading, This represents the first generation of the
get’s 289  cubic inches of the V8 engine.

Engine Specs and performance

The GT trim is made specifically to those buyers looking to
take their Mustangs racing on the track occasionally. Unlike
the base Mustangs that are powered by a 2.3 L EcoBoost
4-cylinder engine, the Mustang GT uses a 5.0 L, V-8 engine.
Although Ford is yet to announce official information about the
model’s performance details, the automaker seems to have gone
the Dodge way by hinting at the vehicle’s performance via
captions on the dashboard. Dodge hinted the Hellcat’s engine
power output of 707 horses by showing a photo of the Sirius XM
radio tuned to the 70’s on channel 70.

On its part, Ford has released a photo of the digital cluster
at the 4th gear and at a 55 mph speed which might
mean the model will produce 455 horses while the 4700 rpm
lettering may hint at 470 lb-ft of torque. The engine also
features direct and port-fuel injection systems that help
improve its power output as well as enhance fuel economy.

The engine will be paired to a 6-speed manual gearbox for
drivers who want to be more engaged with their GT while others
will enjoy the new 10-speed automatic transmission. Power will
be channeled to the rear wheels.

Price and release date

Ford is still keeping this information close to its chest. Due
to the upgrades and power hike, the 2018 Ford Mustang GT will
certainly be more expensive than the outgoing model. The GT
will hit dealerships in the last quarter of this year or early
2018.