The 2018 Ford Mustang Shelby Gt500 Is A Car Worth Waiting For 2018 Ford Gt500 Price
The 2018 Ford Mustang Shelby Gt500 Is A Car Worth Waiting For 2018 Ford Gt500 Price

2018 Ford Gt500 Price Colors, Release Date, Redesign, Price

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More than an automotive icon, the 6th
generation Ford Mustang is a thoroughly modern rear drive performance coupe. But
even great cars can benefit from a little mid-cycle update love. Video
editor bust out that graphic. The updated
Mustang enjoys a range of visual changes including the hood, grille, front fenders,
tail lights, newly standard LED headlights, and new colors like this mica-spec Orange Fury paint job. If you spent time in Mustangs from the 80s or 90s
you’ll appreciate the comparative refinement of the modern car’s interior.
Classic and contemporary, the cabin has a tasteful look and feel especially when
adorned with optional leather trim heated and cooled seats and these neat
drive mode toggles. However, the center console feels cheap. This might be OK in
your Hawaiian rental Mustang but in this particular $49,000 Mustang GT scratchy
plastic feels out of place. Though I am getting a pretty fresh sound out of it. Quick aside, if you’re wondering why this
GT premium trim is so darn expensive blame $10,000 in options including
$1,500 for driver assists and $4,000 for a GT Performance Package that adds
Brembo brakes, a Torsen limited slip differential, a retuned suspension and
19-inch wheels with Michelin Pilot Sport tires. Okay, back to the interior. The
climate and audio controls are easy to use, the optional 12-inch digital gauge
cluster is vivid and delightfully customizable and passenger space is
excellent, if you’re in the front seat. Backseat life is more complicated for
three reasons, the seat-back flips forward, but the seat does not
automatically slide up. Legroom is a little bit dicey with a
lanky Brit upfront, but if you put somebody like Lyn who’s pixie sized up
front, it’s not that bad. Lastly, headroom is tight.

Heaven help hat
fanatics enroute to Pebble Beach or the Kentucky Derby. On a practical note, cargo
volume is a reasonable 13.

5-cubic feet in the fastback and 11.4 cubic feet in
the convertible. Rear seats can also be folded flat to accommodate larger cargo.
At less than $27,000 a bass Mustang comes well-equipped with eight airbags
including front occupant knee airbags, intelligent access with push-button
start, and two USB inputs. Spend thousands more for the Mustang premium trim and
you’ll enjoy among other things dual zone climate control, premium door trim,
and Sync 3 infotainment. As far as infotainment systems are concerned Sync 3 is a good one. Its eight-inch touchscreen is easy to
navigate, quick reacting and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto come standard.
Hooray! There’s also a Ford Pass app that lets owners locate, lock and start their
Mustang with a smartphone. Dazzling as that is we’re more impressed with how
the Mustang drives. Like older Mustangs this generation
Mustang is utterly thrilled to turn. Precise steering with helpful feedback
makes the modern ‘Stang a brilliant partner on winding roads and unimpeded
on ramps. Ride quality is fine though, for the best blend of agility and comfort add
the $1700 magneride adjustable shocks and skip the optional 19-inch wheels. For
customizing the Mustang’s throttle response, transmission behavior and
stability control settings, the Premium trim offers several driving modes.
On-the-fly adjustability is awesome, but just remember, when you go into one of
the racier modes like race mode, it also affects stability control, so you
will have to actually drive the car. You have been warned. In the engine lineup
there are no bad choices. The base 2.3-litre four-cylinder EcoBoost engine is
plenty powerful, returns more than 30 mpg on the highway and can hit 60 miles per
hour in less than five seconds. For balanced performance and efficiency,
the four-cylinder is a perfectly reasonable choice, but who wants to make
the reasonable choice. As the automotive gods intended, the
Mustang GT comes with a 5-liter V8 for about $36,000 including destination
charges. It sounds powerful, and more importantly it is powerful. Ford
says the Mustang GT can accelerate from 0-60 in less than 4.0-seconds and
I believe them, because we are cutting off the website right now. For quick departures the manual
transmission offers launch control while the automatic uses drag strip mode to
minimize power interruptions between gear changes. There’s also a standard
line-lock feature that clamps the front brakes for effortless burnouts.

Use that
power wisely or as close to wisely as you can muster. One other neat feature is
an available active Performance Exhaust with varying loudness levels and a time
configurable quiet start mode so you don’t wake the neighbors. This one
doesn’t have that. Choose a Mustang GT coupe with the
standard 6-speed manual transmission and the EPA thinks you’ll see this kind of
fuel efficiency.

Expect a one-mpg bump in the city with the $1600 10-speed
automatic transmission. Speaking of the automatic, I’m conflicted. I’m utterly
devoted to the dying art of manual gear changes, but the 10-speed automatic is
just plain good, and yes after everything I say I will
accelerate. See? You’ll notice that with 10 ratios
engine revs stay in the sweet spot for supreme acceleration. With a mellower
throttle foot, all those gear changes are largely transparent. One note though, if
you’re cruising on the freeway in tenth gear and you want a downshift
proactively for a corner that’s up ahead, let’s say you want to go to third gear,
that is seven full taps so you can be in the right gear. It’s a lot of gears to
have to work through to get to third, but I’m there. Nonetheless, with massive
power, rear-wheel drive and a sophisticated automatic transmission
Ford Mustang grants its driver visceral dramatic acceleration on demand.
Though I still prefer the manual. For even more visceral Mustang action
look to the $58,000 Shelby GT350, which boasts a track-ready suspension and a
526 horsepower 5.2-liter flat-plain V8. And here’s what it looks like being
driven stupidly at a race track. As you gathered, we like the Ford Mustang, but
there are other ponies in the sea. The Chevrolet Camaro is a prime competitor
and in ZLl1 guy sports a serious horsepower advantage over the most
powerful Mustang, at least until the GT500 arrives. There’s also the Dodge
Challenger which offers seating for five, available all-wheel drive and absurd
Hellcat and Demon variants for your tire thrashing needs. If you’re open-minded, I
suppose the Mustang might also rank as a value-priced alternative to the BMW
4-series or Audi A5 Competition aside the Mustang is something special, not
just because of how it drives or looks but for what it represents. With Ford
dismantling its American car lineup excluding the Mustang to focus more
profitable vehicles like pickup trucks and SUVs, this really is the past present
and future of Ford cars. I guess if you’re going to make only one car it may
as well be a wicked coupe.

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