2018 Ford Mustang First Look Video

Posted 1/16/2017 by Tyler Rodriquez

The 2018 Ford Mustang has been a hot topic here lately and LMR has gotten a sneak peak video of the new updates Ford has added!

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The 2018 Mustang video has been released and it looks like Ford has been busy adding some new styling cues to the S550 body style. Not only the front end, but the rear got a make over as well. We dive in and look a little closer at the redesign and let you know our thoughts of the new 2018 Mustang.

Confirmed Updates!

Today, the 2018 Mustang was released by Ford Motor company and it did not disappoint. Here is a list of the major 2018 Mustang differences.

  • Ford Dropping The V6 Motor. V8 & Ecoboost Motors Available Only.
  • Upgraded 5.0 & 2.3 Motors.
  • Redesigned Fuel Delivery System. Port & Direct Injection.
  • Higher Revving V8
  • Quad Exhaust Replaces Iconic Dual Exhaust
  • Optional Variable Exhaust
  • Upgraded 6 Speed Manual Transmission & 10 Speed Automatic Transmissions Offered
  • Current GT350 CLutch & Dual Mass Flywheel Will Be Used
  • Optional Electonically Adjustable Magnetorheological Dampers (Like The Current GT350)
  • Retuned Dampers, New Anti-Roll Bars, & A Cross Axis Joint In The Rear Suspension
  • Padded Knee Bolsters
  • Soft Touch Upper Door Panels
  • Optional Heated Steering Wheel
  • Redesigned 12" Digital Cluster (Three Viewing Modes: Normal, Sport, and Track. Normal largely mimics the look of the analog cluster, Sport elongates the tachometer to put higher revs at the top, and Track mode eliminates the analog speedometer and tachometer designs, replacing the latter unit with a longitudinal setup at the top of the cluster.) (via Car & Driver)
  • Pre-Collision System
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    Newly Redesigned Headlights

    The most distinguished new styling has to be the redesigned front end. Starting with the headlights, you immediately see a difference. The headlights are seemingly shorter and more square compared to the sleek, stealthy look of the 2015-2017 headlights. The headlights look to have a similar HID setup that it more pronounced with a larger chrome surround. The LED accent bars in the headlights also look to have taken a redesign going to a more angled look and might be grouped closer together. There is also an odd opening at the bottom that we are not quite sure could be but look forward to hearing about why this was added. The last and most important part is the overall shape. The shape of the light has been changed dramatically going from a teardrop style to a boxier look.

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    Newly Redesigned Front Bumper

    The 2015 Mustang was already a huge shock to the Mustang world with it's Euro styled front end, but the 2018 Mustang looks like it make ruffle a few feathers as well. Ford has ditched their earlier fog light design and replaced it with what looks like may be vents (we are hoping for something cool like brake coolers). The side markers look to have gotten a little larger and more pronounced as well. The biggest change we can see is the front grille. It looks Ford may have borrowed some styling cues from the Fusion and brought the grille material closer to the edge of the bumper as well.

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    Dual Extractor Hood

    From the video, it looks like we may see a wider, more distinctive heat extractor hood. The 2015 Mustang had already gotten sleeker heat extractors compared to the 2013-2014 body style but these seem to be much wider and sleeker.

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    Small Changes To The Rear

    The most exciting thing we have noticed is the standard issue quad tip exhaust offered on GT models! This is a great feature as it was a popular upgrade for many Mustang owners. The 2018 Mustang taillights have gotten a small tweak as well. From what we can see, they do have more an angle to them. A big change that caught our eye is the new rear spoiler. In the past, Ford has always done a two post or fully attached "duck tail" spoiler (Cobra, Saleen) but it looks like they may be venturing into a new style, possibly a 4 post?

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    Wrapping It All Up

    While the 2018 Mustang video has left us with alot of questions to be answered, we are more than excited to get our hands on one and start some testing. In the mean time, keep it right here with the real Mustang enthusiasts, LMR.com.