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The 2018 Ford Mustang

November 6, 2017

The 2018 Ford Mustang

Every year muscle car fans await the announcement of a new Ford Mustang.  How could enthusiasts not feel the hype about this powerful car? By this point, it’s already a piece of American culture.  Ever since the good old days, the Ford Mustang reliably has brought some of the best performance found on the market.  Even now, the 2018 Ford Mustang promises an impressive 0-60 mph speed in less than four seconds!  And that’s just the start of amazing things to come, including an affordable sticker price.  So are you ready to learn more about the vehicle that brings supercar specs without the hefty price tag?  Then read along with us to see what Ford has up its sleeves for 2018.

 

What’s New

Just from reading above, you already know Ford promises some impressive performance.  Let’s play with that acceleration a bit.  Keep in mind that the 4-second 0-60 mph is faster than exotic cars such as the Porsche Carrera GTS; that alone is pretty impressive. 

Of course, that spec is just part of Ford’s top package for its 2018 Mustang.  As usual, Ford will release a few different performance options for its signature muscle car.

The most affordable option includes a four-cylinder 2.3-liter engine.  Meanwhile, the upper package employs a V8 2.3-liter, four-cylinder engine.  If you’ve followed the Mustang for a while, you might have noticed the V6 motor missing this year—but after seeing some of these specs, you’ll see the Mustang will be perfectly fine without it.

With the V8 engine, you can expect some powerful 460 horsepower.  Additionally, this version of the 2018 Mustang ships with supercar-tier Michelin PS4 tires alongside an electronic drag mode to reduce wheel spin and better manage the car’s RPMs.  While this might sound a bit convoluted to some, the big picture here is that these features will allow you to make full use of the car’s acceleration without burning the motor or creating any expensive damage under the hood from a lack of knowledge of how to drive. 

If that still doesn’t sound good enough, Ford promises the Performance Pack Level 2.  This takes everything great about the discussed performance option and makes it better.  With this package, you’re receiving a firmer chassis and wider Michelin Sport Cup 2 tires for a stronger grip.  In addition, Ford applies some dark 10-spoke wheels to display to the world that you own the upgraded Mustang.  Altogether, this package will only set you back an extra $6,500.  If this sounds like something you want, you can order it for delivery next spring.

For some added customization, Ford offers a choice between a 10-speed automatic and a six-speed manual transmission.  If you opt for one of the performance options, you can also choose to add a sporty looking wing to your car’s rear.

 

Interior

When it comes to the inside cabin, Ford offers a comfortable experience for its 2018 Mustang.  Aside from the typical stylish leather seats, Ford includes three different gauge options for the driver—normal, sport, and track.  As a whole, this is mostly a cosmetic feature, yet there’s no denying that it looks cool and adds quite a bit of personality to the car.  For those curious, normal mode presents the classic analog speedometer and tachometer.  Meanwhile, track mode offers digital speed readouts.  On the other hand, sport mode places more emphasis on a longer tachometer design.

 

Safety 

Obviously, no safety ratings have been released yet.  But the 2018 Ford Mustang does offer all the safety features you could ever need.  Everything from lane departure warnings and lane-keeping assists to pedestrian detection is presented here. And remember, if you do make use of that 0-60 speed, drive safely and obey all traffic laws.

 

Pricing

The 2018 Ford Mustang teaches us that we can buy high-performance sports cars without paying a lofty six-digit price.  The four-cylinder model will be priced close to $27,095.  Meanwhile, you can expect the V8 model to price around $34,095 with the first performance upgrade costing somewhere between $500-$1,000.

 

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