66sprint6

2018 Mustang "refresh" released

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BLEH!!!  I mean, it took me forever to like the current body style and despite owning one I still like the previous style better BUT seeing the 15-17 models in person helped and eventually I fell for them buuuuuttttttttttttt....I dunno.  Those Dodge headlights arent doin it for me and the Lexus looking lower bumper triangles look outta place.  They are supposed to be doing a little more to make the Coyote stronger and more efficient but Im not seeing anything that makes me wanna trade up!

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I'd like less grill, more headlights and slightly thicker lower grill.

Looks like the power bump will be from more compression, more rpm, and direct injection, motor wise. Add the 10-speed auto with weight reduction and this mofo will probably be just over a mid-12 sec car bone stock!

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NEW FORD MUSTANG OFFERS SLEEKER DESIGN, MORE ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY AND IMPROVED PERFORMANCE

  • Sleeker design: New Mustang features a more athletic look, with new front and rear-end design that deliver a leaner and meaner look and refined aerodynamics
  • More advanced technology: New Mustang technologies include a 12-inch all-digital instrument cluster that you can customize your way, MyMode with memory function that remembers your driving preferences for the next time you drive, and new driver-assist features such as Pre-Collision Assist with Pedestrian Detection for increased confidence behind the wheel
  • Improved Performance: Powerful engine upgrades, plus an all-new available 10-speed automatic transmission give Mustang even more performance, while available MagneRide suspension offers optimum handling; optional active valve exhaust affords complete auditory control – let the engine roar, or not

LOS ANGELES, Calif., Jan. 17, 2017 – Today, Ford partnered with its ambassador of Service, Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson, to introduce the new Mustang – the world’s best-selling sports coupe and the company’s most advanced Mustang ever.

A host of improvements including new technology and design changes give owners ways to customize Mustang to their preferences, even better performance from more powerful engines and new MagneRide suspension technology. Customers have more ways than ever to personalize Mustang to make it their own, with three new paint colors, 12 distinct wheel choices and a customizable digital instrument cluster.

“The new Mustang is our best ever, based on more than 50 years as one of the iconic sports car in America and now, the world,” said Joe Hinrichs, president of The Americas. “Tapping Mustang’s enormous fan base, we’re bringing the new Mustang straight to the people – and introducing the new car across multiple social media channels, reaching millions.”

Ford tapped Johnson to reveal the new Mustang to the world by giving one of the first models available to a deserving member of the military. A video of the debut was launched on Johnson’s social channels, including Youtube, Instagram and Facebook, where Mustang holds the title for the most-popular car with more than 8.4 million ‘likes.’

Technology for greater personalization
Mustang makes available Ford’s first 12-inch all-digital LCD screen in the dashboard. This all-new customizable instrument cluster can be easily personalized, offering three separate views. Customers can personalize the displays for normal, sport and track mode. All-new Mustang MyMode with memory function allows customers to save their favorite drive settings, including suspension and steering preferences.

The new Mustang is so customizable that even its engine note can be adjusted. Delivering an audible experience like never before, an all-new active valve exhaust system is optional on Mustang GT, with a fully variable soundtrack to match the entire acceleration range.

For the first time, Mustang benefits from a vast array of Ford driver-assist technology. Customers can feel more confident than ever behind the wheel with new features like Pre-Collision Assist with pedestrian detection, distance alert, lane-departure warning, lane-keeping assist and Driver Alert System.

Ford SYNC® Connect with FordPass™ is available on Mustang for the first time. When using the FordPass® app for smartphones, drivers can start, lock, unlock and locate their car for ultimate convenience.

Ultimate performance
Performance is at the core of Mustang DNA, offering drivers a unique thrill of acceleration and cornering for the ultimate fun-to-drive experience. On all models, new shock absorbers make for better ride control, a new cross-axis joint in the rear suspension leads to increased lateral stiffness, and innovative stabilizer bars bring sharper response and handling.

MagneRide damper technology is a new option with the Mustang Performance Package to optimize ride and handling in all situations.

The proven 2.3-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder engine continues to offer outstanding performance advantages versus the outgoing 3.7-liter V6. Using Ford’s transient overboost technology uniquely calibrated for Mustang, torque is increased for wide-open throttle acceleration. 

Ford’s legendary 5.0-liter V8 engine has been thoroughly reworked. It is more powerful and revs higher than any Mustang GT before. This power increase was achieved with the first application for Mustang of Ford’s new dual-fuel, high-pressure direct injection and low-pressure port fuel injection on a V8 engine – delivering robust low-end torque, high-rpm power, and improved fuel efficiency.

The manual transmission for both engine options has been upgraded for optimal torque. For the V8, the manual transmission has been totally redesigned to include a twin-disc clutch and dual-mass flywheel to increase torque capability and deliver more efficient clutch modulation.

A new 10-speed automatic transmission, available with both EcoBoost and V8 engines, is the best automatic Mustang has ever offered. With a wide-ratio span and optimized gear spacing, this all-new gearbox helps deliver higher average power for acceleration – improving responsiveness and performance. 

Compared to the previous six-speed, the new 10-speed transmission has quicker shift times, better low-speed tip-in response and significantly reduced friction losses. The all-new electronic control system includes unique tunes for different drive modes and features real-time adaptive shift scheduling to ensure the right gear at the right time. Steering wheel-mounted shift paddles allow drivers maximum manual control.  

Energy in the design
Overall, the car’s exterior design is now more athletic, with a lower, remodeled hood and grille that deliver a leaner look and refined aerodynamics, upper and lower front grilles, and a new position for hood vents. For the first time the entire Mustang line will feature all-LED front lights including signature lighting, low-beams, turn signals, efficient projector high-beams and available fog lamps.

The rear of the car gets revised LED taillamps for a more technical look, plus a new bumper, fascia and available performance spoiler. Dual-tip exhaust is standard for EcoBoost® Mustang, while V8-powered Mustang GT gets a standard quad-tip exhaust.

With a dozen available alloy wheel designs and fresh exterior color choices – including all-new signature Orange Fury – enthusiasts can order a Mustang with the look they’re after.

Improved touch points and visual cues with a more premium look and feel characterize the new cockpit. The center 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 and color choices, the instrument panel sports an updated Mustang badge and there’s a new key fob design. A heated steering wheel is optional.

Ford’s most advanced Mustang ever goes on sale in North America this fall.

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Im interested to see power output for sure but otherwise im not really feeling it.  It will need to make quite a bit more power to keep up with the Camaro without loosing weight and being the same car under the skin as the previous model I dont see that happening either.  I do look forward to seeing the new Coyote tech tho and the new suspension options available for the GT will be really cool as well.

Matt

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2 hours ago, 66sprint6 said:

Im interested to see power output for sure but otherwise im not really feeling it.  It will need to make quite a bit more power to keep up with the Camaro without loosing weight and being the same car under the skin as the previous model I dont see that happening either.  I do look forward to seeing the new Coyote tech tho and the new suspension options available for the GT will be really cool as well.

Matt

The Camaro makes 455hp and has a 8 speed auto option, right?

I think with the combo of engine and trans upgrades this model year along with the weight reduction they claim to have, it'll run with the SS.

I got my fingers crossed! :yes:

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Yeah and its a couple hundred pounds lighter than the Mustang.  Not sure where the new mustang will be shedding its weight from, especially when adding things like reactive exhaust and such but we wont know till they release the final numbers!  If its lighter AND has the upped power levels then it will be much closer to the new chevy rentacarmaro.  Doesn't take much to get the 15-17's running heads up with them so we shall see!

Matt

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I tried to talk to the wife about buying a new GT today, but she isn't biting.

I told her it would take probably $15-20k for me to get the old 97 GT where I want it and it still wouldn't be worth a fraction of that when I got done with it, so I might as well buy new.

She more or less wants me to buy a used GT if I don't want to fix up the old 97.

As far back as I'd want to go is a 2014, though. Doubt I'd save a dime either way in the long run. :shrug:

It might not be as sexy as the outgoing, but I want that new higher revving Coyote with 12.5:1, direct injection and 10-speed auto!

That's got to be a hot little motor and it will surely give that Camaro a run for it. :hyper: 

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Go buy a 15-17 for mid to low 20s, toss the typical bolt-ons and a Flex Fuel tune and you will be right there for muuuuch cheaper!  7500 RPM shifts in 1-3 at the track (shifting higher than 7200 after than doesnt apparently net much gain).  With a GT350 intake you can stretch the shifts even closer to 8000 if you dare :cool:

Honestly, if it werent for the red 15 plopping into my lap like it did, Ide be hunting a 2013/14 for CHEAAAAAAAAAAAP and be modding it without breaking a sweat.  Now that Im driving the 2015 everyday with the new suspension setup...Im a bit jaded and would have a hard time going back to the older ride...unless it were a GT500 that is!

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I considered the camaro, but that LT1 is GM's typical mid model, short lived experiment.  They are already talking about a dohc motor in the vette.  That means the LT1 will be about a 4 year run.  Kiss the aftermarket support goodbye.

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9 minutes ago, Mike said:

I considered the camaro, but that LT1 is GM's typical mid model, short lived experiment.  They are already talking about a dohc motor in the vette.  That means the LT1 will be about a 4 year run.  Kiss the aftermarket support goodbye.

Man, don't say that! I was getting close to the LSx/LT1 bandwagon. :wall:

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Just like the LT1's in the 92-96 vettes and 93-97 camaros. There were very few aftermarket parts for the LT1 specific stuff.  And you rarely hear of a fast one.

Buy the last year od the LS3 camaro with the 6 speed 6L80E auto if you are considering a GM.  Or a ZL1 with the LSA.

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12 hours ago, Mike said:

I considered the camaro, but that LT1 is GM's typical mid model, short lived experiment.  They are already talking about a dohc motor in the vette.  That means the LT1 will be about a 4 year run.  Kiss the aftermarket support goodbye.

Found a low mile (16k) 2010 Camaro SS with auto trans. Sent my GM Financial credit approval number to them and we'll see if they want to deal or not.

I generally hate dealerships and leave with nothing but anger and hate...... So keep that in mind.... :lol:

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20 hours ago, mstrpth said:

jumped ship quick!

I felt it was a good deal and wanted to get in an LS based car for a while anyway. Doubt I'll own it forever. :no:

Ford just seems to think too much of their vehicles lately, though.

I literally hate stepping foot on Ford dealership lots.

Their salesmen infuriate me.

Chevy is 50/50. Sometimes they want to deal, sometimes they don't.

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I don't like it any more or less than the current Mustang.  I like it.  I'm also getting to where I like the latest Camaros.  The last generation just never grew on me.  I still want a Challenger SRT-8.  I don't care if they weigh over 2 tons, they still look awesome.

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14 hours ago, Kevin said:

I don't like it any more or less than the current Mustang.  I like it.  I'm also getting to where I like the latest Camaros.  The last generation just never grew on me.  I still want a Challenger SRT-8.  I don't care if they weigh over 2 tons, they still look awesome.

Chevy improved everything about the Camaro, except they hosed the looks of the rear and made it look like a cheap econo car with those tail lights.

I think the tail on mine is sexy, but I like the front on the new cars better.

They need to go back to the 4 tail lights.

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11 hours ago, KNIGHT347 said:

@JohnC have you seen the LED Tails for the Camaro that do all sorts of different function for brake tail and turn?

I've not seen it. Pics? Vids?

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