Do you ever find yourself searching for the factory specs on your 2018 Mustang? If so you have definitely come to the right place at LMR!
2018 brought a lot of new changes from 2017, most notably a facelift by lowering the hood to increase the Mustang's aerodynamics! The 2018 Mustang suspended the 3.7L V6 engine and welcomed the 2.3L Ecoboost I-4 engine that provided significant performance advantages. With this new engine lineup, the new 10-speed automatic transmission had arguably provided the best automatic transmission driving in the history of the Mustang at that time. This was due to the improved responsiveness and overall performance.
One of the most well-loved technology additions to the 2018 Mustang was that it was the first Ford vehicle to include a 12-inch all-digital LCD screen in its dashboard. Some additional technology features are as follows:
Check out our 2018 Mustang Specs below!
|Engine Options||Engine Bore||Compression||Horsepower||Torque||Fuel Tank|
|2.3L Ecoboost I-4||3.45 x 3.70 inches||9.5:1||310hp||350 ft-lbs||15.5 gal.|
|5.0L Coyote V-8||3.66 x 3.65 inches||12.0:1||460hp||420 ft-lbs||16 gal.|
|5.2L Voodoo V-8||3.70 x 3.65 inches||12.0:1||526hp||429 ft-lbs||16 gal.|
|Exterior Paint Options||Paint Code|
|Orange Fury Metallic||NL|
|Ruby Red Metallic||RR|
|Royal Crimson Metallic||R3|
|Interior Color Options||Color Code|
|Ecoboost Coupe||3,542 lbs|
|Ecoboost Convertible||3,706 lbs|
|Mustang GT Coupe||3,705 lbs|
|Mustang GT Convertible||3,891 lbs|
|Shelby GT350||3,760 lbs|
|Shelby GT350-R||3,662 lbs|
|2018 Ecoboost Coupe||N/A|
|2018 Ecoboost Convertible||N/A|
|2018 Mustang GT Coupe||N/A|
|2018 Mustang GT Convertible||N/A|
|2018 Shelby GT350||3,745|
|2018 Shelby GT350-R||633|
|Mustang Ecoboost||MT-82 6-Speed Manual/10R80 10-Speed Automatic|
|Mustang GT||MT-82 6-Speed Manual/10R80 10-Speed Automatic|
|Shelby GT350||TR-3160 6-Speed Manual|
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 on the new 2018 Mustang.
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.
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 is 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 we 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 changed dramatically, going from a teardrop style to a boxier look.
The 2015 Mustang was already a huge shock to the Mustang world with its Euro-styled front end, but the 2018 Mustang looks like it makes ruffle a few feathers as well. Ford has ditched their earlier fog light design and replaced it with what looks like maybe vents (we are hoping for something cool like brake coolers). The side markers look to have gotten a little larger and more pronounced. 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.
From the video, 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.
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 have more of an angle. 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?
While the 2018 Mustang video has left us with many questions to answer, we are more than excited to get our hands on one and start some testing. In the meantime, keep it right here with the real Mustang enthusiasts, LMR.com.
Mustang6G.com member "wholesale" posted these photos late Sunday of the undercarriage of the 2018 Mustang that was on display at the Woodward Dream Cruise. We are excited to see a few changes from the previous years and some features carried over from the GT350, such as the composite oil pan. The active exhaust is also visible and raises questions about owners swapping out their exhaust for aftermarket exhaust kits. All in all, it seems that 2018 will not be completely different, and we cannot wait to get our hands on one!
If you want to purchase a 2018 Mustang, this 2018 Mustang customization guide is a must-have. This guide allows you to choose a new Mustang and customize it with every available option to make it yours. Choose from different 2018 Mustang wheels, engines, interior, colors, performance packages, and more!
While we at LMR love our Fox Body Mustangs, we are always excited to get our hands on the newest Mustang available to start producing the best aftermarket parts. With that being said, we cannot wait to get our hands on the all new 2018 Mustang. This 2018 Mustang order guide should provide us all with some insight into what we are all looking forward to!
With the ever-growing aftermarket support for the Ford Mustang, it's no surprise that Ford has taken note and has added the most popular modifications to their Performance Pack options. The 2018 Mustang GT is no different with the addition of the Performance Pack Level 2 option.
The 2018 Mustang Performance Pack Level 2 is a $6,500 option added to your new S550. It includes track-tested performance upgrades and gives your Mustang a great new look with its upgraded wheels and suspension.
The 2018 Mustang GT Performance Pack Level 2 Includes:
Created in secret, this Performance Pack Level 2 option was developed on and off the track for real-world testing. This achieved better aerodynamic scores with the larger and lower front splitter and redesigned rear spoiler. The engineers at Ford attached a Boss 302 splitter to the underside of the front to provide a 3" larger surface area, which helped create about 24 pounds of downforce at 80mph. This and the added rear spoiler helped give the 2018 Mustang better grip and handling on the track.
While most of the Performance Pack Level 2 upgrades are just that, performance, there were a few minor upgrades to the exterior. The exclusive 10-spoke Dark Tarnish wheels and tire spats are the most noticeable at first glance. Looking a little closer, you will also notice some black detailing on the splitter and spoiler. When ordering, you will have the chance to select Recaro seats in leather or cloth to provide a comfortable cockpit in your new S550
Overall, the Level 2 performance pack looks to be a pretty promising upgrade for new 2018 Mustangs. This also poses the question of what aftermarket companies will do as Ford lessens the need for upgrading your car. Only time will tell, and we are anxious to see how far the Ford engineers will push the next-level Mustang!