Ford airs the new Mustang Convertible

Jan 21, 2017, 00:32
Ford airs the new Mustang Convertible

The revamped 2018 Ford Mustang was one of the most anticipated models for the 2017 Detroit Auto Show; however, Ford decided against bringing the refreshed model to show, much to the dismay of fans.

Ford hasn't said how much more power we can expect from the eight-cylinder engine, but with changes that increase the compression ratio the company says the V8 now revs higher than the old auto.

The automatic transmission now offered for the 2018 Ford Mustang is a new 10-speed tuned to the Mustang's performance needs. In fact, it seems the company is all set to launch the 2018 Ford Mustang this year itself. It is more powerful and revs higher than any Mustang GT before.

It is based on Ford's road-going Mustang GT350, although with exterior modifications including an adjustable rear wing and front splitter.

The 2018 Mustang gets an optional active valve exhaust system that allows the driver to modulate the car's exhaust note. Designer Melvin Betancourt said the new vents, front fascia, a lower valance, new upper and lower grilles, LED headlamps and smaller but brighter fog lamps make the auto fresh.

The 2018 Ford Mustang Convertible removes the fixed roof and replaces it with an automatic cloth soft top. 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.

Inside, Ford says it has improved the quality of some of the materials used in the cabin and added a new hand-stitched wrap and knee bolster to the centre console. Owners can also use a dedicated smartphone application called FordPass to start, lock, unlock, and locate their vehicle. For the first time, Mustang benefits from a vast array of Ford driver-assist technology. The manual transmission has a modified twin-disc clutch through a dual-mass flywheel to increase the torque delivery capability while improving clutch movement. The Mustang's headlight clusters are now all-LED units, too. New shock absorbers plus MagneRide dampers make the options list, forming part of the Performance Package. The EcoBoost Mustang gets dual tailpipes while the V8 gets quad-tips.

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