2018 Ford Mustang GT (Sixth Generation facelift)

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Official pics are out. Personally think I prefer the current pre-facelift/lift design. 10-speed sounds like a bit much.

A host of improvements including new technology and design changes give owners ways to customize Ford Mustang to their preferences, even better performance from more powerful engines and new MagneRide suspension technology. Customers have more ways than ever to personalize Mustang to make it their own, with three new paint colors, 12 distinct wheel choices and a customizable digital instrument cluster.

"The new Mustang is our best ever, based on more than 50 years as one of the iconic sports car in America and now, the world," said Joe Hinrichs, president of The Americas. "Tapping Mustang's enormous fan base, we're bringing the new Mustang straight to the people - and introducing the new car across multiple social media channels, reaching millions."

Ford tapped Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson to reveal the new Mustang to the world by giving one of the first models available to a deserving member of the military. A video of the debut was launched on Johnson's social channels, including Youtube, Instagram and Facebook, where Mustang holds the title for the most-popular car with more than 8.4 million 'likes.'

Technology for greater personalization

Ford Mustang makes available Ford's first 12-inch all-digital LCD screen in the dashboard. This all-new customizable instrument cluster can be easily personalized, offering three separate views. Customers can personalize the displays for normal, sport and track mode. All-new Mustang MyMode with memory function allows customers to save their favorite drive settings, including suspension and steering preferences.

The new Ford Mustang is so customizable that even its engine note can be adjusted. Delivering an audible experience like never before, an all-new active valve exhaust system is optional on Mustang GT, with a fully variable soundtrack to match the entire acceleration range.

For the first time, Mustang benefits from a vast array of Ford driver-assist technology. Customers can feel more confident than ever behind the wheel with new features like Pre-Collision Assist with pedestrian detection, distance alert, lane-departure warning, lane-keeping assist and Driver Alert System.

Ford SYNC Connect with FordPass is available on Mustang for the first time. When using the FordPass app for smartphones, drivers can start, lock, unlock and locate their car for ultimate convenience.

Ultimate performance

Performance is at the core of Mustang DNA, offering drivers a unique thrill of acceleration and cornering for the ultimate fun-to-drive experience. On all models, new shock absorbers make for better ride control, a new cross-axis joint in the rear suspension leads to increased lateral stiffness, and innovative stabilizer bars bring sharper response and handling.

MagneRide damper technology is a new option with the Mustang Performance Package to optimize ride and handling in all situations.

The proven 2.3-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder engine continues to offer outstanding performance advantages versus the outgoing 3.7-liter V6. Using Ford's transient overboost technology uniquely calibrated for Mustang, torque is increased for wide-open throttle acceleration.

Ford's legendary 5.0-liter V8 engine has been thoroughly reworked. It is more powerful and revs higher than any Ford Mustang GT before. This power increase was achieved with the first application for Mustang of Ford's new dual-fuel, high-pressure direct injection and low-pressure port fuel injection on a V8 engine - delivering robust low-end torque, high-rpm power, and improved fuel efficiency.

The manual transmission for both engine options has been upgraded for optimal torque. For the V8, the manual transmission has been totally redesigned to include a twin-disc clutch and dual-mass flywheel to increase torque capability and deliver more efficient clutch modulation.

A new 10-speed automatic transmission, available with both EcoBoost and V8 engines, is the best automatic Mustang has ever offered. With a wide-ratio span and optimized gear spacing, this all-new gearbox helps deliver higher average power for acceleration - improving responsiveness and performance.

Compared to the previous six-speed, the new 10-speed transmission has quicker shift times, better low-speed tip-in response and significantly reduced friction losses. The all-new electronic control system includes unique tunes for different drive modes and features real-time adaptive shift scheduling to ensure the right gear at the right time. Steering wheel-mounted shift paddles allow drivers maximum manual control.

Energy in the design

Overall, the car's exterior design is now more athletic, with a lower, remodeled hood and grille that deliver a leaner look and refined aerodynamics, upper and lower front grilles, and a new position for hood vents. For the first time the entire Mustang line will feature all-LED front lights including signature lighting, low-beams, turn signals, efficient projector high-beams and available fog lamps.

The rear of the car gets revised LED taillamps for a more technical look, plus a new bumper, fascia and available performance spoiler. Dual-tip exhaust is standard for EcoBoost Mustang, while V8-powered Mustang GT gets a standard quad-tip exhaust.

With a dozen available alloy wheel designs and fresh exterior color choices - including all-new signature Orange Fury - enthusiasts can order a Mustang with the look they're after.

Improved touch points and visual cues with a more premium look and feel characterize the new cockpit. The center console adds a new hand-stitched wrap with contrast stitching and padded knee bolsters while door handles, rings and bezels are finished in aluminum. Restyled seating surfaces feature new patterns and color choices, the instrument panel sports an updated Mustang badge and there's a new key fob design. A heated steering wheel is optional.

Ford's most advanced Mustang ever goes on sale in North America in fall 2017.

https://www.netcarshow.com/ford/2018-mustang_gt/











 
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Smart 12-inch digital dash

"Ford Mustang makes available Ford's first 12-inch all-digital LCD screen in the dashboard. This all-new customizable instrument cluster can be easily personalized, offering three separate views. Customers can personalize the displays for normal, sport and track mode. All-new Mustang MyMode with memory function allows customers to save their favorite drive settings, including suspension and steering preferences."









 

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This looks smart. The only thing I would change is maybe remove the recess on the rear bumper and put the license plate on the boot lid where the GT logo is.

I'd gladly sacrifice the logo for a cleaner looking rear end :)

EDIT: Does this one also burst onto flames?
 

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I need one... for... mmmm... my neighbourhood watch patrolling... yeah, that's a good reason right?
 

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Refreshed Ford Mustang revealed: We have details!

Sleeker looks, more technology and improved performance... details of a refreshed Ford Mustang has been revealed. The muscle car will go on sale in North America in September 2018 but there's no harm in sharing their glee.

Ford South Africa claims there are no plans yet to release refreshed model locally.

So what's new?

Sleeker design: The New Mustang features a more athletic look, with new front and rear-end design that deliver a leaner and meaner look and refined aerodynamics, says Ford.

More advanced technology: New technologies include a 30cm all-digital, cutsomisable instrument cluster. The automaker says MyMode with memory function remembers your driving preferences for the next time you drive, and new driver-assist features such as Pre-Collision Assist with Pedestrian Detection for increased confidence behind the wheel.

Improved Performance: Powerful engine upgrades, plus an all-new available 10-speed automatic transmission give Mustang even more performance, while available MagneRide suspension offers optimum handling; optional active valve exhaust affords complete auditory control – let the engine roar, or not.

There are also three new paint colors - including Orange Fury, and 12 distinct wheel choices.

“The new Mustang is our best ever, based on more than 50 years as one of the iconic sports car in America and now, the world,” said Joe Hinrichs, president of The Americas. “Tapping Mustang’s enormous fan base, we’re bringing the new Mustang straight to the people – and introducing the new car across multiple social media channels, reaching millions.”

The new Mustang is so customizable that even its engine note can be adjusted, says Ford. Delivering an audible experience like never before, an all-new active valve exhaust system is optional on Mustang GT, with a fully variable soundtrack to match the entire acceleration range.

New driver-assist technology features include: Pre-Collision Assist with pedestrian detection, distance alert, lane-departure warning, lane-keeping assist and Driver Alert System.

Ford SYNC Connect with FordPass is available on Mustang for the first time. When using the FordPass app for smartphones, drivers can start, lock, unlock and locate their car for ultimate convenience.

Ultimate performance

There are new shock absorbers for better ride control, a new cross-axis joint in the rear suspension leads to increased lateral stiffness, and innovative stabilizer bars bring sharper response and handling.

MagneRide damper technology is a new option with the Mustang Performance Package to optimise ride and handling in all situations.

Using Ford’s transient overboost technology uniquely calibrated for Mustang, torque is increased for wide-open throttle acceleration on the 2.3-litre EcoBoost.

Ford’s legendary 5.0-liter V8 engine has been thoroughly reworked, claims the automaker. It is more powerful and revs higher than any Mustang GT before. The manual transmission for both engine options has been upgraded for optimal torque. For the V8, the manual transmission has been totally redesigned to include a twin-disc clutch and dual-mass flywheel to increase torque capability and deliver more efficient clutch modulation.

Energy in the design

In terms of styling, the bonnet is now lower, and remodeled, and the grille delivers a leaner look and refined aerodynamics, upper and lower front grilles, and a new position for bonnet vents. All-LED front lights including signature lighting, low-beams, turn signals, efficient projector high-beams and available fog lights.

The rear gets revised LED taillights, a new bumper, fascia and available performance spoiler. Dual-tip exhaust is standard for EcoBoost Mustang, while the V8 gets a standard quad-tip exhaust.

Inside the car, improved touch points and visual cues provide a more premium look. The center console adds a new hand-stitched wrap with contrast stitching and padded knee bolsters while door handles, rings and bezels are finished in aluminum. Restyled seating surfaces feature new patterns and color choices, the instrument panel sports an updated Mustang badge and there’s a new key fob design. A heated steering wheel is optional.

http://www.wheels24.co.za/NewModels/refreshed-ford-mustang-revealed-we-have-details-20170117

https://youtu.be/CYTapi2s9DY
 

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2018 Ford Mustang facelift revealed

Ford’s tweaked Mustang gets new tech and a 10-speed auto, as well as a crisp new look

The 2018 Ford Mustang has been revealed, and will get the 10-speed automatic gearbox reported earlier this year.

The new ‘box, which is available with both the 5.0-litre V8 and 2.3-litre Ecoboost engines, is claimed to improve shift times over its predecessor, as well as offering different settings for the three drive modes. It’s controllable with paddle-shifters, too.

In addition to tweaked front and rear styling – which Ford claims offer aerodynamic benefits - and three new paint colours, the Mustang gets a digital dashboard replacing the dials of the outgoing model. Ford showed the same function in the GT supercar earlier this month, with a similar level of personalisation features on the Mustang.

Under the skin, Ford has upgraded the shock absorbers, claiming an improvement in ride quality, and has also fitted a new cross-axis jount and tweaked the stabiliser bars. All of these, Ford claims, improve handling. Buyers who pick the Mustang Performance Package will now benefit from Ford’s Magneride adaptive dampers, too. Exhaust note can be improved by adding the active valve exhaust option, too.

Ford has also included pre-collision systems and pedestrian detection on the Mustang, and adding to the tech upgrades us a memory function on the car’s computer system, which saves their preferred drive settings, including tweaks made to the steering and suspension. The Mustang’s headlight clusters are now all-LED units, too.

The 5.0-litre V8 has been tweaked to rev higher, deliver more power at high revs, and Ford also claims that better fuel economy is achieved. Clutch tweaks for the V8’s six-speed manual ‘box also increase torque.

Ford has also extended its Fordpass smartphone app to be compatible on the Mustang, so owners can unlock, lock, find and start their Mustang with their phone.

The facelifted Mustang won’t arrive in the UK until the beginning of 2018, and a small increase in price is expected. Entry-level cars will likely top £32,000.

http://www.autocar.co.uk/car-news/new-cars/2018-ford-mustang-facelift-revealed
 

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It's the new Ford Mustang!

2018 model brings with it more power, much suspension tuning and a new look

So here we are, staring at the front end of the refreshed, 2018 Ford Mustang. And what a pretty thing it is. Ford has announced a raft of upgrades for the iconic pony car, and we shall start with the most important one: power.

Yep, Ford has “thoroughly reworked” that 5.0-litre V8 from the Mustang GT, promising that it’ll rev higher than any Mustang GT before it. It employs Ford’s dual-fuel, high pressure direct injection and low-pressure port injection, meaning better torque, more horsepower and - even though you don’t massively care about it - improved fuel efficiency.

Torque rises on the 2.3-litre, four-cylinder EcoBoost Mustang too, thanks to overboost tech during “wide-open throttle acceleration” (read: flat out). There’s only one tiny snag: Ford hasn’t yet confirmed the power or torque gains on either variant. The current GT V8 offers 416bhp and 390lb ft of torque, while the 2.3-litre car produces 317bhp and 319lb ft. So expect gains across the board. Good.

The manual gearbox for both engines has also been upgraded for better torque - the V8 car’s ‘box gets a new twin-disc clutch and dual-mass flywheel. Oh, and out goes the old six-speed auto, and in comes the new ten speed automatic gearbox, again, available for both engines. It shifts faster, gets “significantly reduced friction losses”, comes with paddles, and features four different drive modes.

Speaking of drive modes, all Mustang models get new shocks for - we’re promised - a better ride, while a new cross-axis joint at the back helps make it stiffer. Stabiliser bars are also introduced to better the response and handling. So it should be even pointier.

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And if you really want to engage your inner Stig, Ford’s adaptive dampers - dubbed Magneride, and previously seen on the GT350 - are available as an option for the first time.

Then we get to the stuff you can see: the bonnet and grille have been remodelled with new vents and refined aero, it comes with LED lights front and back, a new rear bumper, fascia and optional performance spoiler. The 2.3-litre ‘Stang gets a dual-tip exhaust, while the V8 GT gets quad pipes. Quad pipes are good. (You can even option an active exhaust on the V8 ‘Stang for more noise.)

There’s also more alloy wheels to choose from, new colours - including ‘Orange Fury’, which definitely isn’t a long-lost Marvel Comics character - and a new centre console inside. There’s more aluminium in there too, along with new seat surfaces, a new Mustang badge on the instrument panel and even a new key fob design. You’ll also spot the 12in, fully-customisable digital LCD screen in the dash, while there’s many assist functions: stuff to stop you crashing into things and people, lane-assist and even a driver alert system.

It’ll go on sale in the US later this year. Like the new clothes?

http://www.topgear.com/car-news/first-look/its-new-ford-mustang
 

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After an apparent leak earlier this week, Ford has now officially taken the wraps off the facelifted Mustang.

Besides the subtle exterior design changes, Ford has made alterations to the engine line-up, added the option of an active valve exhaust system (for the range-topping GT) and introduced the option of adaptive suspension. In addition, three new paint colours, 12 alloy wheel choices and a customisable digital instrument cluster have been added.

The latter comes in the form of a 12-inch digital LCD screen integrated into the dashboard. The automaker says the cluster can be “easily personalised”, offering three separate views (for normal, sport and track modes).

All facelifted models feature new shock absorbers, new cross-axis joints in the rear suspension and updated stabiliser bars. The MagneRide adaptive damper system, meanwhile, will be optional. Safety additions include pre-collision assist with pedestrian detection, distance alert, lane-departure warning, lane-keeping assist and a driver alert system.

In terms of engines, the 2,3-litre EcoBoost four-pot remains unchanged, while the 3,7-litre V6 offered in some markets (but not in South Africa) has been dropped from the range.

Ford says the 5,0-litre V8 engine, meanwhile, has been “thoroughly reworked”. Although the brand has yet to confirm official outputs, it says the eight-cylinder mill has more power and “revs higher than any Mustang GT before”. The increase in oomph is apparently as a result of a new dual-fuel, high-pressure direct injection and low-pressure port fuel injection system.

The six-speed manual transmission has also been upgraded, while a new 10-speed automatic transmission will be available with either of the engines.

http://www.carmag.co.za/news_post/facelifted-mustang-ups-power-gains-10-speed-auto/
 

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Hopefully won't be Kuga'd. Also to be checked if they not perhaps use Samsung battery technology...
 

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Covers came off the new Ford Mustang GT Convertible - America's best-selling sports car - as it kicks off a tour of more than 50 regional auto shows across the US before going on sale in North America in fall 2017.

Also the world's best-selling sports coupe, Ford's most advanced Mustang ever delivers a host of improvements, including new technology and design changes that give owners more ways than ever to customize the car to their preferences. There are three new paint colors, 12 distinct wheel choices and a customizable digital instrument cluster. More powerful engines and new MagneRide suspension technology provide even better performance.

Sleeker design

Ford Mustang now features a more athletic stance, with new front and rear end design that deliver a leaner, meaner look and refined aerodynamics.

More advanced technology

New technologies include a 12-inch all-digital instrument cluster that you can customize your way, MyMode with memory function that remembers your driving preferences for the next time you drive, and new driver-assist features such as Pre-Collision Assist with Pedestrian Detection for greater confidence behind the wheel.

Improved performance

2.3-liter EcoBoost engine and 5.0-liter V8 upgrades, along with an all-new available 10-speed automatic transmission mean even better performance. Available MagneRide suspension offers optimum handling; optional active valve exhaust affords complete auditory control - let the engine roar, or not.

https://www.netcarshow.com/ford/2018-mustang_gt_convertible/



 
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