We say so long and farewell to our Fury Orange pony car.
Ford Mustang Gt
One of the biggest changes to the 2018 Ford Mustang was the addition of a 10-speed automatic transmission that we've seen in different forms in both Fords and Chevys. And because of its newness, and the fact that nearly half of you readers wanted to know more about it, we ordered up our long-term Mustang with the 10-speed to see what it's like on a daily basis. We also, as luck would have it, got a six-speed manual Mustang at the same time, so we decided to take a close look at them back-to-back
We get it. Superfans only want to hear about the yin versus yang. iPhone versus Android. Batman versus Superman. The Ford Mustang versus its Bizarro World twinsie/frenemy, the Chevy Camaro.
Our new long-term 2018 Ford Mustang GT has been in our hands for just a few days, but we've already tacked a few thousand miles on to the odometer. Unlike most of our test vehicles, Ford allowed us to option the car ourselves. We then let you, our faithful audience, choose most of the features for us. You can read all about it in our introductory post. At $51,470, our car isn't cheap, but it does come with a hell of a lot of equipment for the price.
When Ford offered Autoblog the chance to spec out our own 2018 Ford Mustang, we jumped at the opportunity. Who wouldn't want some extended seat time in the latest version of the original pony car? After waiting out the long, cold winter (and a pre-delivery mishap that required the repainting of a bumper), our new Mustang is finally here.
The Ford Mustang turns 54 today. Despite being well into middle age, passion for the Mustang and all its variants and offshoots has never been stronger. Sure, the sales figures can tell you a lot. Ford sold 125,809 last year, more than any other sports coupe in the world. But that number doesn't say it all. Really, it takes just one visit to your local cars and coffee or a snowy celebration at Ford World Headquarters in Dearborn, Michigan, to see what I mean.
Ford has opened order books for the 2019 Mustang Bullitt and confirmed final output for the commemorative-edition GT fastback at 480 horsepower and 420 pound-feet of torque. Deliveries are expected in late summer.
According to BASF, neutral and blue may be the paint colors of the future. Fine, but it's St. Patrick's Day, so the 2019 Ford Mustang is getting a fresh new paint option, Need for Green. It's a nice, bright counter to the dark Highland Green paint on the upcoming 2019 Bullitt Mustang and would be just as comfortable gracing the bodywork of a Lamborghini as it is on Ford's pony car.
You even get to watch an F-150 Raptor tackle a corner.
If you want the very first customer Bullitt, VIN 001 to be specific, you'd better be OK with paying a premium.
A perfect blend of V8 engines, manual transmissions, and winding California roads.
This is really sticking it to the Chevy Camaro SS 1LE.
It's difficult to say for certain if this is real.
Save gas while going faster.
Adjustable exhaust keeps things nice and calm.
This is a track battle we want to see.
There's a new Ford Mustang hitting the roads for 2018, so the Autoblog staff decided to take some time and make some custom build configurations.
It can also do a 60 mph sprint in under 4 seconds.
ANCAP wants the Mustang to be backed up by a lane-keeping aid and automatic emergency braking.
If Ford can't sell the Focus RS500 in the US out of fear of hurting the Mustang, than it might not build the 390-hp hatchback at all.