Mustang take two gets more, more more!

Riley Riley

Arriving towards the middle of the year Ford’s updated Mustang will deliver a more capable, immersive experience.

The car’s exterior design is more dynamic, with a lower, remodeled bonnet and grille that deliver a leaner look, with refined aerodynamics, upper and lower front grilles, and a new position for the bonnet air-intakes.

For the first time, the entire Mustang line up will feature all-LED front lights including signature tri-bar lighting.

The rear gets revised LED tail lights, plus a new bumper, fascia and optional spoiler.

The V8-powered GT boasts a quad exhausts as standard, along with a black rear diffuser.

Mustang EcoBoost now features a fresh alloy wheel design, while the 19-inch Lustre Nickel alloy is available as a factory option.

The GT carries over the mesh design from the current model, while also offering an optional five-spoked 19-inch forged alloy.

The colour palette include a new signature Orange Fury as well as Kona Blue and Royal Crimson – combined with Over the Top (OTT) stripe packages.

In fact, Ford says the 2018 Mustang offers more factory-fit options than ever before, including a new single-wing rear spoiler (also part of the US-market Mustang Performance Pack).

Increased personalisation extends to the cockpit that has a more premium look and feel.

The centre console adds a new hand-stitched wrap with contrast stitching and padded knee bolsters while door handles, rings and bezels are finished in aluminum.

Restyled seating surfaces feature new patterns, while six-way adjust leather-upholstered Recaros are available as a factory option.

All Mustangs feature an instrument panel with an updated Mustang badge, while there’s a new key fob design.

The 5.0-litre V8 has been reworked, with more power and the ability to rev higher.

Power is up 33kW to 339kW while torque has been lifted 26Nm to 556Nm, while the turbocharged four puts out 224kW with 9Nm more torque — now pegged at 441Nm.

A new 10-speed SelectShift automatic transmission, available with both EcoBoost and V8 engines, replaces the previous 6-speed tranny, with quicker shift times, better low-speed tip-in response and significantly reduced friction losses.

The manual transmission for both engine options has been upgraded for optimal torque.

In the case of the V8, it has been totally redesigned to include a twin-disc clutch and dual-mass flywheel to increase torque capability and deliver more efficient clutch modulation.

Prices start from $49,990 for the manual EcoBoost coupe, or $62,990 for the V8 Coupe.

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