How's it going guys! So you probably have already seen this, but yesterday there was a leaked video of the new refresh of the 2018 ford mustang. The new design upset a lot of people, but what I find is interesting is nowadays almost every refresh or redesign of a car that already exists upsets almost the entire population, but then over time the design starts to grow on people and that after a while it seems like they like it more than the previous design. Take the audi R 8 for instance; when the newest generation audi R 8 came out people were confused: it was to angular, the proportions looked weird, considering the last generation R 8 was one of the most beautiful sports cars ever made, it was a little bit disturbing to some people.
But then after seeing it in person and after being around it more the car really grew on me and now I like it a lot more than the old generation and so do many people. A really powerful skill that designers have nowadays is being able to develop a car that you don't necessarily know yet that you like the way it looks but it grows on you and that's pretty powerful that they're able to look so far beyond the curve that they kind of know what people in 2018 or 2019 are going to be looking for and it kind of shapes what you want in a car before you know what you wanted a car. The car shown in the video is a 2018 mustang GT with the performance pack. Most notably the front end is very redesigned the lights are to be honest a bit droopy looking kind of reminds me actually of the lights from the v 10 version of the BMW M 6.
Part of the styling also looks like a jaguar XKR-S and the daytime running lights with the little louvers look a little bit like the new generation camaro people really really aren't liking it but you know what I kind of do! Before making a conclusion on how the mustang looks I think it's really important to see it in person when you can see all the proportions in person it really changes your perspective on the car I'm starting to like the mustang more and more as i look at it especially as more pictures are revealed from different angles i can see how people are shocked at the new design but you gotta remember when the S 550 generation of the mustang came out people hated the thought that ford ruined the mustang now the majority of people that at least I've spoken to as well as myself think that the S 550 generation mustang like 2015 look better than the 2014 does. In the back we've got a new california special style rear wing looks really nice we've also got some updated tail lights that have a little bit more curvature in them looks more aggressive.
Ford F-150 or GT 350 ???I think they really knocked it out of the park with the back. People are complaining about the front but honestly it just looks like more of a GT 350 style rear end which is not a bad thing whatsoever! We got a different style around the license plate and most importantly we have an active quad exhaust I'm glad they incorporated this, quad exhaust really makes the car look a lot more aggressive and you can click a button to transform it from a loud deafening crowd slayer to something that cruises quietly along the road, although I don't know why you would ever want your mustang to be quiet but hopefully with the new active exhaust make it even a little bit louder than it was. As you can see in the video there is a clear 5. 0 badge, there where rumors that ford was going to go to a 4. 8 because they're developing that for the F- 150 but that's not the case.
Now funny enough halfway through making this video ford fully revealed the car at cobo in detroit and we've got some hard facts on the vehicle. Ford it has killed off the v 6 so you can only get the four-cylinder ecoboost or the v 8. Transmission options include a six-speed manual(supposed to be a lot smoother) and some reduced vibrations taking some components of the GT 350 and putting it into the normal mustang GT we've also got a new 10 speed transmission which has faster shift times-faster acceleration and better fuel economy. Another very important addition is the availability of magnetic ride suspension on the performance package GT as well as ecoboost that's really going to help the car handle a lot better. It's incredible how they've moved from standard suspension and a live axle, to independent rear suspension with this magnetorheological dampers.
On the interior it's basically the same although we've got a full digital 12 inch display in the front, I think that is awesome, definitely the way that manufacturers in general are moving. It makes it more customizable and more pleasing to look at. It is very different however from the analog retro styling of mustangs of the past but I'm sure once we get a test drive in it it should be a cool addition we also got a drag racing mode that stimulates the Christmas tree at a drag strips so you can improve your reaction times I think that's pretty cool. So with that there are some new facts about the 2018 mustang GT refresh I think once they start hitting the road and we see more of them in person the design is really going to grow on us.