America’s top pony cars have been battling for ages, but the rivalry reaching a climax of technological advancement. Just recently, Ford has countered the announcement of the new Camaro with a sharp new car of their own: the 2018 Mustang. It was unveiled at the 2017 Chicago Auto Show in early February and has really got car enthusiasts talking.
The new Mustang leads with a more angular-looking, down-to-earth facade, and the interior has been restyled with an enormous LCD display that puts the driver in control of everything, and the rear of the GT features a new quad exhaust. Behind the car’s scowl, the hood is packed with surprises.
The V-6 option on Mustangs has been retired and replaced with a 2.3L turbo inline-4 engine with less power, but probably more fuel efficiency (Ford hasn’t released those numbers yet). However, the Mustang GT is still 5.0-liter V-8 powered, a feature that Ford isn’t planning on letting go of soon.
A few things haven’t changed: The Mustang is still rear-wheel drive, with a choice between 8-speed manual and 12-speed automatic. And all this is still available in convertible and coupe.
How do you feel about this new reveal? To a few, the unveiling is bittersweet; the car doesn’t meet some people’s expectations of power and new features, but it certainly doesn’t disappoint. It’s a Mustang, which has always and will always mean awesome speed and performance.