2018 Mustang GT500 – A Worthy Successor

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Mustang is always in the spotlight and especially GT500 since this is the most powerful Mustang ever produced. When the 2013 model was unveiled at Los Angeles Auto Show in 2011 it had a 32-V eight-cylinder that could generate 662 horsepower and 631 pound-feet of torque. It weighed 3,850lbs and could develop 202 mph. Future models came with significant improvements, such as redesigned front fascia, HID headlamps, and LED tail lights. Now the time has come to unveil its successor – 2018 Mustang GT500. Although many features are still unknown some details leaked from Ford.

2018 Mustang GT500 Platform

According to the official announcements, new GT550 will be based on Ford S550 platform. Thanks to this platform 2018 model will be lightweight which enables better EPA rating, acceleration, and top speed. Both aluminum and carbon will be used. Carbon is going to be used in almost every single part of the car. It will be implemented in front and rear fascia, side panels, hood, etc. This is not the first time Ford uses this platform so we already know what to expect.

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2017 Mustang Shelby GT500 shown

Engine and Performance

Every single Mustang looks outstanding but the true beauty is always hidden underneath the chassis. When it comes to this car everything is about the power and the new Ford Mustang GT500 2018 won’t let you down. Powertrain used by 2013 model delivered the goods and it is difficult to believe they will abandon this unit in the near future. Therefore we strongly believe that the same cylinder will power up the 2018 model. People usually get disappointed when they hear the same engine has been used for several years, but that’s not the case this time. With such an exceptional performance they could use this engine forever.

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2017 Mustang Shelby GT500 shown

Thanks to this engine acceleration and top speed are outstanding. It will go from 0 to 60 mph in only 3.3 seconds! I bet you cannot name a car which is that fast! Top speed should be 205 mph and as you can see there are no significant improvements here. However, fuel consumption should be slightly reduced. According to the unofficial statements, new GT500’s EPA rating stands at 17 mph in a city and 28 mpg on the highway. We advise engineers working at Ford to focus on fuel consumption in the future since this is the biggest drawback of the car. Everything else is just flawless.

2017 Mustang Shelby GT500 Gallery

Safety Features

With great power comes great responsibility hence special focus should be put on safety features. Besides regular safety equipment (seatbelts, airbags, ABS) tech innovations will contribute to the overall safety. Parking assist, adaptive cruise control, blind-spot monitoring system and lane keep assist have become standard features in the car industry.

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2017 Mustang Shelby GT500 shown

Exterior and Interior Review

According to the first information, 2018 Mustang GT500 is going to have two grilles, one on top of another, and we expect more changes to be announced. On the other hand, the rear part shouldn’t be much different from the current model. The problem with every Mustang is that it doesn’t offer much space to its passengers. It’s the same thing with the 2018 model but Ford always pays extra attention to convenience.

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2018 Mustang GT500 spy photo shown

Reportedly, it is going to be equipped with Recaro seats which should be wrapped in leather. Of course, you shouldn’t worry about technology. Ford has never let us down and the new model is definitely going to have updated tech features. We’re still waiting to see if new features are going to be installed.

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2017 Mustang Shelby GT500 shown

2018 Mustang GT500 Price and Release

The price of the 2018 Mustang GT500 should be around $55,000 and that’s just a starting price. It is not certain how much will cost fully-equipped GT500. When it comes to the release date, there are already some speculations telling us it will hit the market in the last quarter of 2017.

2018 Mustang GT500 Spy photos Gallery

New Mustang GT500 Prototype spotted testing.

Image Sources: motorauthority.com and ford.com

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