After all kinds of rumors, we’ve finally learned the 2018 model will forge on without the V-6 engine. Considering it wasn’t too far off the EcoBoost in performance, that’s really not surprising. At least we still have the 5.0-liter V-8 for the GT, which is the true enthusiast version of the car.
As you can see from the photo, the Mustang is getting a little makeover for 2018. Some people think it looks sad. I think it’s better than all the angry designs that’ve been dominating the market for years.
Plenty of other changes are coming. You’ll be able to get a 10-speed automatic. If you still like to row through the gears yourself, Ford’s upgrading to a twin-disc clutch and dual-mass flywheel. Wild paint colors are in the mix.
One of the biggest changes is the available MagneRide suspension damping technology. It’s included in the Performance Package. Now Camaro owners can stop gloating over their magnetic suspension, which admittedly is pretty amazing on a bumpy road.
According to Ford, for the first time ever, all forward lights on the Mustang will be LEDs, standard. This could help the car actually pass the IIHS headlights test, which pretty much all cars suck at right now. The LED taillights have been updated for a more modern, maybe slightly sad look. You get two exhaust tips on EcoBoost models, while the mighty GT comes with four tips.