There’s a huge Elephant in the room when discussing the newly updated 2018 Ford Mustang – as both the coupe and Convertible have been revealed without offering any technical specifications.
The 2018 Mustang reveal has been controversial to say the least – starting with Ford’s decision to reveal the model days after the media previews of the 2017 North American International Auto Show in Detroit ended – so early visitors needed to pay the location another visit if they wanted to see the updated pony car in the metal. In addition, aside from the obvious styling upgrades – as well as technical updates that include an all-new 12-inch digital instrument cluster, fans have lots of unanswered questions.
Of course the biggest ones revolve around the updated power and torque figure (and only torque) of the GT’s 5.0 liter V8 and the four-cylinder 2.3 EcoBoost. Of course diehard fans only care about the big V8 so Ford is seemingly catering to those first – with an Easter Egg. A recent tweet from Mark Levine, the Product Communications Manager for North America, is actually delivering even more questions. For example it’s easy to spot the 289-mile range retro pointer to the 289ci V8 from the original pony car. But is the 4,700 rpm figure an indication the Mustang GT is going to pack more power than the sixth-gen Camaro SS? That would mean surging from the current 435 hp past the 455 hp of the Camaro into 470 hp territory. The 4th gear and 55 mph speed could also be linked to 455 lb-ft of torque – a match to Camaro’s SS version.