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.
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.
Performance on Display
SVTP wraps up its coverage of PRI 2016.
PRI 2016 was chock full of go-fast goodies, and it’s safe to say that 2017 should be a pretty fruitful year for gearheads. Our friends at Race Star are introducing a fantastic looking set one-piece forged wheels, and BMR is entering a new market with their Fox-Body rear lower control arms. To cap it off Watson racing has a slew of new race parts aimed at the 1/4 mile crowd.
SVTP interviews manufacturers at PRI 2016.
Pics/Articles are great and all, but at some point it becomes a lot more rewarding to stop reading and start listening. When it comes to getting the fat-skinny on your favorite go-fast parts you can’t beat going straight to the source. In this instance we broke out the video camera and got conversational with some of the engineers and marketing personnel at your favorite performance manufacturers.