It used to be a pony car that was laughed at in places with turns. These days, however, the Ford Mustang is a real-deal sports car that competes with the best the world has to offer. The Blue Oval brand has updated its mean machine for the new model year, and the 2018 Ford Mustang is packing a bit more heat and some fancy new tech behind the steering wheel.
Many hours were spent to bring us the new customizable digital display. More important than that, however, is the horsepower bump. Now the Mustang makes 460 horsepower and 420 pound feet of torque. Additionally, the clutch has been beefed up for the increase in twist and a new flywheel improves the overall NVH.
What’s also rising… is the price. It’s now possible to pay way too much for a new Ford Mustang. This is one damn fine machine, and it’s worth the price to entry at most levels. Spec it out too far though, and you’ll be wondering why you didn’t opt for that flat-plane crank V8 and some Shelby badges.
[Disclaimer: Ford tossed us the keys to the 2018 Mustang and included a tank of gas. We only tested line-lock once. Okay fine… twice.]