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Aside from the styling, engine and technology upgrades the biggest news on the new model Mustang is that it will feature an optimised suspension set up for Europe. This optimised suspension tuning is based around a new Magneride system, essentially the same magnetorheological dampers that underpin the Mustang GT350. With the intention of tightening up body control without a deterioration in ride comfort, the dampers are controllable through the Mustang’s selectable driving modes.
As in many other cars, these driving modes control the steering, throttle and gearbox (in automatics). As part of the MY18 updates, the 2018 Mustang will also feature a ‘Good Neighbour’ mode, essentially a quiet start function.
Ford have also subtly massaged the GT’s 5-litre V8 engine, now producing 444bhp – up from 410bhp in the 2017 car. The power increases have come from the introduction of Ford’s dual-fuel injection system, utilising both direct and port injection. As standard the V8 will be connected to a six-speed manual gearbox but Ford are also offering its new 10-speed automatic with steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters as an option. Ford will also continue to offer the Mustang with a four-cylinder Ecoboost option, now developing 286bhp. To improve response, Ford have also engineered an overboost function into the Ecoboost engine when paired to the automatic gearbox, momentarily upping torque after gear changes.
Aesthetically, the exterior changes to the revised model consist of a new, lower nose and re-profiled bumpers front and rear. Ford have reshaped the headlights and repositioned them lower. There are also new colour and wheel options too.
Inside, the Mustang receives a new driver information screen replacing the traditional analogue dials with a customisable 12-inch screen. Like many of these systems, the dials change depending on driver mode, including a video game style animation when the contentious line-lock mode is activated.