Ford has officially unveiled the new jaw dropping, eye-catching, drop-top Mustang, just three days after the 2018 hardtop model made its global premiere. Similar to the coupé, the new soft-top has been made with the DNA of its flagship pony style design which is gaining popularity again following recent successes.
The Mustang finished off 2016 as America’s best-selling sports car, and followed suit by knocking off Audi off its porch in Europe as the most in demand sports car. Inside the boardroom, Ford’s Directors knows it needs to build and maintain its strong foundation on both sides of the front and this new model brings a new nuance and excitement from its core audience.
The interior is fitted with a 12-inch LCD screen that is positioned in the main instrument binnacle and set to demonstrate the cars performance stats from speed, rpm and fuel levels. The cars controls are customizable to suit the driver’s driving style. Selecting Sports Mode for instance will filter down suspension and performance stats keeping you updated each step of the way. Technology plays a strong part in the make-up of the Mustang and its makers have ensured it drivers smart.
Just as with its predecessor, the new convertible has an option of a 5-litre V8, a 2.3- litre four-cylinder EcoBoost engine that Ford insists meets or betters the performance benchmarks set by the outgoing 3.7-litre V6 option. Also new for the 2018 model is a choice of 12 distinct alloy wheel designs and a 10-speed automatic transmission alongside the standard six-speed manual gearbox. The Mustang has also been engineered with safety first in mind, giving feeds on pre-collision data and pedestrian detection systems as a standard. Pricing and availability have not yet been announced, but we expect the 2018 Mustang to hit dealerships toward the end of this year.