There’s a friendly rivalry in the biking community when they debate whether mountain bikes or road bikes are superior. Meanwhile, in the car industry, pickup trucks may take the cake for off-roading, but muscle cars own the streets. The Ford Mustang is a classic American muscle car, and the 2018 version features many smart, stylistic improvements. Ford dealerships in Indianapolis have the smartest and strongest cars on the market today, so don’t hesitate about coming by to visit!
The exterior has gotten a revamp for 2018. It’s not anything revolutionary, but the new Mustang does look sleeker and meaner. LED headlights, running, and backend lamps light up the lowered hood and its air vents. The Mustang’s grille resembles that of the GT series, and the dual exhaust is now quad.
The interior has a softer upper door trim and knee padding at the console’s sides for additional comfort whether you’re riding or driving. Its optional heated steering wheel is a nice touch for colder climates or for that extra bit of luxury.
Ford’s put the bulk of the 2018 Mustang’s upgrades into the engine and the technology surrounding it. First, the 5.0-liter V8 puts out more horsepower than before, at 460. Its 420 foot-pounds of torque are more than enough to make this beast of an engine highly efficient about transferring power to the wheels. Above all else, this engine growls like no other, and that’s precisely what people want when they drive a muscle car. It’s a joy-ride on the most difficult of tracks.
The $39,000 base version is a great deal for all the power you get, but the GT performance package bumps that up with additional performance upgrades. Exhaust tuning and a MagneRide damping suspension system are also highly recommended to get the most out of your Mustang. All these upgrades mentioned above bring that total to $49,000, and it’s worth every penny.
High-tech Meets American Classic
The tech upgrades that 2018 brings to the Mustang are what really let you get the most out of it. Its mode selection system makes the Mustang easier to drive how you want. You can choose from normal, sport, track, drag strip, and snow and ice. The Mustang lets you have full control over the elements and terrain. The drag strip mode allows the Mustang to go from zero to 60 in less than four seconds, while the Civic Sport, one of the more popular street racers, takes 7.5 seconds.
The electronics upgrades don’t stop there. An optional 12-inch digital display gives you a ton of screen real estate that’s easier to read and interact with. Don’t worry—the 8-inch screen comes standard, which in other cars you typically pay extra for. The heads-up display is streamlined and sleek, making it easy to read and intuitive to use.
All this functionality is literally at your fingertips, with the Mustang logo on the steering wheel allowing you to access the menu. Adjust everything, from the color theme of the interior to the engine and exhaust volume. You can even start up your car silently, so you can avoid waking up the neighbors with your early morning commutes.
Does all this muscle talk have you excited? We want to help make your driving dreams come true. Visit your local Indianapolis Community Ford Lincoln or call ahead to test drive this beauty in person at (812) 331-2200.