Direct Injection, 10R80, MagneRide, & New Styling.
By Evan Smith
Photography courtesy of Ford
Ford’s S550 2015 was a hit right out of the gate, but Mustang owners are always asking “what’s coming next?” Well, today is the day as Ford introduces the latest Mustang, which the Detroit automaker calls, the world’s best-selling sports coupe and the company’s most advanced Mustang ever. It seems to be inspired by the GT350, with a lower and sleeker nose, more naturally aspirated power with quad-exhaust, and Shelby suspension technology.
New Mustang certainly makes a splash.
Just a few hours ago SVTP Member StacyStangz posted up a leaked video and a couple screen captures of the newly redesigned 2018 Ford Mustang. Interestingly, the reaction from the Mustang community has been largely negative. I suspect it will look much better in person, but this is definitely not the response Ford wanted for the new version of their Pony car. Not to mention the fact that since this video was leaked it is not supported with any accompanying information.
Detroit – Rock City
Ford’s press conference is up and running.
Check out the possible introduction of the 2018 Mustang Debut live here on SVTP. Ford is going to live stream their press conference this year. Yesterday the 2018 F-150 debuted on an NFL program. Today Ford could be releasing the refreshed 2018 Mustang at the 2017 North America International Auto Show in Detroit. We will have exclusive coverage posted later today.
2018 F-150 update more than skin deep.
The fact that the 2018 F-150 was getting a 3.0 Powerstroke Diesel engine was the worst kept secret in the auto industry since the S550 Mustangs IRS. Still, the updated F-150 has a lot of changes the Ford faithful should be very excited about. Beyond the obvious new styling (which I think looks great), there are a host of powertrain updates.
Adding old-school style to your 6R80 shifter.
The shift lever on an automatic Stang is an often forgotten piece of interior equipment. I can count on one hand how many non-racecars a year I see with an aftermarket shift on an auto trans. Hurst looked at that dearth in the market and saw an opportunity. They have developed a dress-up replacement for the stock auto shift lever for the 2015-2017 6R60 equipped Mustangs in the form of their classically styled pistol grip handler.