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The new 2018+ facelift 34 43.04%
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      01-21-2017, 09:37 AM   #23
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I like the new front end better actually. I am not sure I like the way that many car manus. are making large black openings in the front for "vents"

I am not too into the hood vents though.
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      01-23-2017, 02:48 AM   #24
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They just ditched hood which i think it makes the car looks good:
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      01-23-2017, 10:07 PM   #25
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That's like saying you don't want an M3 because there are so many 3 series around...
Exactly - Around here 3 Series' leased by administrative assistants are second only to RX350's and old people.

But I can see why someone wouldn't consider a 450+HP NA engine that revs to 7400, and will have available active exhaust and magnetic adj shocks, digital gauge cluster and a surprisingly descent feeling interior for about what a modestly equipped 4cyl 3 series costs.
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But I can see why someone wouldn't consider a 450+HP NA engine that revs to 7400, and will have available active exhaust and magnetic adj shocks, digital gauge cluster and a surprisingly descent feeling interior for about what a modestly equipped 4cyl 3 series costs.
Agreed, a great comparison if only the mustang had four doors and could seat four adults comfortably which will never ever happen.
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      01-24-2017, 09:09 AM   #27
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I'm sure the 2018 will grow on me (already has a bit) but I am partial to the 15-17 look. More aggressive grill openings and headlights. Interested to see how the DI/PI in the 5.0, the active exhaust, magneride, revised 6 speed, etc improve the experience. I've been toying with getting a GT premium with PP as a third car...decided to at least wait until the 2018s have been out for a bit.
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      01-24-2017, 09:12 AM   #28
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Nice cars, but just too common. No originality when you see 10 of them every time you go to the store.
I see 3-4x the number of F30 328i's on my daily commute than S550 mustangs...
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      01-24-2017, 09:19 AM   #29
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17/18? This is what I prefer.. me and my buds used to cruise in the 68 now thats what a mustang should look like
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      01-24-2017, 10:09 AM   #30
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I was not a big fan of the 2015 when it came out. In comparison to the 2010-12. It grew on me pretty quickly. I am sure the 2018 will be the same. I am not a fan of the 2018 look yet. The yellow color makes it look even worse. Some of the other colors seem to work better with it.

But the mag ride, DI motor and other improvements make it hard to pass it up versus a 2015-17. That is for sure.

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10 speed automatic? Why that's the most ludicrous offering I've seen. The gears will be too close and you'll be shifting endlessly.
The 10 speed has been proven to be a great transmission. The programming lets it pick the gear it needs based on speed, throttle position, and so on. So if it needs to drop 4 gears, it does. It doesn't do it one gear at a time.

The gearing lets the run reasonable rear end gears, the 2015-17 GT with the 6-speed auto uses a 3.15 rear end gear, for highway use and great mpg. But the aggressive gearing in the lower gears gives the car great acceleration. The exact same trans will be a big bonus in the car for sure. The trans is already getting great reviews in the new Camaro.

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The Coyote now revs to 7400rpm.

My first car was a brand new 2011 Mustang GT back when the 5.0 was just introduced. The exhaust note (especially with Roush exhaust) is still one of the most intoxicating sounds I've ever heard - not even the AMG M156 or SVR V8 come close (AMG is too deep and SVR is too raspy. The Coyote is just right). I like to think that my Mustang days are behind me after owning a 2011 5.0 and a 1965 289ci Coupe but I might consider an S550.2 Shelby GT350 if the lust for this new Mustang doesn't wear off.
I had a 2011 GT as well. With the stock intake I rev'd it to 7400 or so. With the Cobra Jet Intake I went as high as 7800-7900. With a tune those cars wake up so much. The 2015+ motors are basically the old Boss motor with less one off parts, like cnc ported heads, and came changes. It spins to 7400 with an aftermarket tune. A few guys with the CJ intake go as high as 8200 rpm. The motor is impressive and will be even more so with more compression and direct injection. I am going to bet that making 480+ rwhp with a tune will be possible.

The coyote sounds very different than the older Ford Mod motors. Thank goodness for that! haha

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17/18? This is what I prefer.. me and my buds used to cruise in the 68 now thats what a mustang should look like
The 2010-12 Mustang had many styling cues that were taken from the 1967-68 Mustang. That is what initially drew me to the car.
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      01-24-2017, 10:26 AM   #31
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Not a fan of the face lift personally But what I really hate is the LCD screens for gauge clusters. I don't care what car it is I think they look cheap.
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      01-24-2017, 10:18 PM   #32
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Will The 2018 Ford Mustang GT Have 455 HP?

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Ford may have unveiled the facelifted 2018 Ford Mustang last week but it has remained coy on just how much more power the upgraded 2.3-liter and 5.0-liter engines produce.

However, a potential horsepower figure for the range-topping V8 has just emerged courtesy of a tweet from Ford’s North American communications manager Mike Levine.

The photo above included a caption suggesting that it contained a number of Easter eggs for the 2018 Mustang GT. Among the most obvious are the 289 miles on the fuel range in recognition of the most extreme, first-gen V8-powered Mustang as well as 1964.5 miles on the odometer, making reference to the muscle car’s first model year.

Perhaps of more interest is that the digital gauge cluster shows the car in 4th gear and driving at 55 mph. Put 4 and 55 together and you get 455, a reasonable horsepower figure for the model considering its inclusion of direct injection and port fuel injection. If the 2018 Mustang does have 455 hp, that would give it a 20 hp edge over the current car and perfectly match the 455 hp offered up by the Camaro SS.

Road & Track contacted Levine about the potential horsepower figure and received an image where the large 4 was replaced by a 7. Does this mean the new Shelby GT500 will have a Hellcat-beating 755 hp?

We’ll just have to wait and find out.
http://www.carscoops.com/2017/01/wil...ve-455-hp.html

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      01-24-2017, 10:48 PM   #33
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Car manufacturers are trying way to hard to design cars. What happens is, the car's lines are very busy. Example, the F30 frontend to me is ugly, and the headlight design doesn't help. The Mustang isnt that bad, however. If they could tone down the frontend, I say it will make it easy on the eyes

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      01-25-2017, 09:09 AM   #34
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Ford Mustang Fails Miserably In Euro NCAP's Tests Scoring 2 Stars



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The Ford Mustang failed miserably in Euro NCAP's latest testing session, scoring an overall 2-star safety rating.

Tested by the European safety advocate, the muscle car's first problems were noticed in the frontal offset test, when the front airbags "inflated insufficiently to properly restrain the occupants".

The disappointing results continued with a high risk of abdominal injuries in the full-width frontal crash test, and head injuries of the 10-year dummy in the side impact. Its fate was sealed by the lack of safety technology on the European market, which is available on the other side of the Atlantic.

"Ford did not expect Euro NCAP to test the Mustang, and chose not to fit safety technology in Europe, which is available to its American consumers, and available on several other sports cars for that matter. Such an attitude to safety should trouble Ford's customers, whether they are buying a high-powered muscle car, or a regular family car", said Euro NCAP's Secretary General, Michiel van Ratingen.

In response, Ford says that the facelifted version of the Mustang, which will go on sale later this year, is fitted with Pre-Collision Assist and Lane Keep Assist, as standard; the updated vehicle is also expected to be tested by Euro NCAP.

"We welcome any improvement, of course, and look forward to publishing a new rating for the updated model. However, more fundamental updates may be needed if the Mustang is to get a significantly better result. We therefore hope Ford takes the opportunity to invest in the changes needed now for future Mustang generations", Ratingen added.

Euro NCAP's results were also adopted by the Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP), and are being used throughout the market.

"This result is simply shocking for such a newly designed and popular model. The safety of adult occupants, child occupants and the ability to avoid a crash all form the basis of our ratings, and the Mustang falls short in each of these areas", said the ANCAP CEO, James Goodwin.
http://www.carscoops.com/2017/01/for...y-in-euro.html
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      01-25-2017, 09:41 AM   #35
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Car manufacturers are trying way to hard to design cars. What happens is, the car's lines are very busy. Example, the F30 frontend to me is ugly, and the headlight design doesn't help. The Mustang isnt that bad, however. If they could tone down the frontend, I say it will make it easy on the eyes
To each his own. I had trouble parting with my wife's E90 because of it's timeless aesthetic, but I absolutely love the look of her F30 m-sport.
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Interesting. That was before they went on sale in Europe. I wonder if changes were made and it was retested? Because it received the highest rating in the NHTSA crash tests. Much better than the Camaro and Challenger did.


"FEB 11, 2015 | DEARBORN, MICH.
2015 MUSTANG EARNS HIGHEST VEHICLE SAFETY RATING FROM NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration awards the all-new 2015 Mustang a five-star Overall Vehicle Score in its New Car Assessment Program

All-new Mustang has twice as many airbags, twice as many peripheral crash sensors and additional pretensioning safety belt technology compared to the outgoing model

The new Mustang is the first car to offer four-, six- and eight-cylinder engines that each produce at least 300 horsepower – a 300-horsepower 3.7-liter V6, a more powerful 435-horsepower 5.0-liter V8, and an all-new 310-horsepower 2.3-liter EcoBoost® engine

DEARBORN, Mich., Feb. 11, 2015 – The 2015 Ford Mustang received a top safety rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The 2015 Mustang earned a five-star Overall Vehicle Score in NHTSA’s New Car Assessment Program (NCAP) testing.

The New Car Assessment Program is the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s evaluation program for new vehicle designs established to test for performance against safety threats. Now on sale at Ford dealers, the all-new 2015 Mustang received five stars in the frontal crash test, five stars in the side crash test and five stars in the rollover crash test.

“The new Mustang was built from the ground up,” said Carl Widmann, Mustang chief engineer. “It is more refined, more powerful and it has everything people have come to love about Mustang for the past 50 years.”

Safety, semi-autonomous and driver assist features
The 2015 Mustang has a myriad of standard safety features aimed at protecting drivers and occupants, as well as semi-autonomous and driver assist features that are new to the vehicle.

Features on the 2015 Mustang include an all-new inflatable airbag restraint design, double the number of airbags in the vehicle, a robust package of peripheral crash sensors and enhanced exterior lighting.

The 2015 Ford Mustang also offers innovative semi-autonomous technologies including Adaptive Cruise Control. Driver assist features include BLIS® Cross-Traffic Alert and SYNC 911 Assist, which enables a mobile phone connected to SYNC to call 911 directly when needed. The system can also provide more detail about a crash to aid in the dispatch of the appropriate resources."



https://media.ford.com/content/fordm...five-star.html
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These should come equipped with external airbags. Maybe a cow-catcher front end?
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New 2018/2019 Ford Mustang Bullitt S550 Leaked?



http://www.carscoops.com/2017/02/new...litt-s550.html

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Images of what seem to show a new 2018 or 2019 Ford Mustang Bullitt appeared on a board placed in a behind-the-scenes video featuring Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson while he was shooting a commercial at FoMoCo’s Deaborn facility.

The sketchboards that come into focus just after the three-minute mark and which contain renderings and drawings of future Mustangs were noticed by a member of the Mustang6G forums.

Clues that point to the Mustang being a Bullitt edition include the dark green shade or as Ford calls it, Dark Highland Green, the two-tone thrust-style wheels, the de-badged grilled and the faux gas cap.

The general conscious over at the forums is that, if not an outright confirmation of Ford’s intentions, at the bare minimum, it's a proposal for a new generation of the Mustang Bullitt.

It wouldn't be completely out of character for Ford to tease it, as the brand hid several Easter eggs in the press pictures of the facelifted 2018 Mustang's digital dash.

Made famous by the most effortlessly cool person to grace Hollywood screens, Steve McQueen in the 1968 movie Bullitt that included what many gearheads consider as the best car chase scene ever, Ford turned it into a limited production model twice. The first time was in 2001 with a lesser known and appreciated special edition and the last in 2008-2009 with the retro-modern fifth gen Mustang.
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I saw the car in person last week. It looks way better in the metal, versus the photos.
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When they say lower sleeker hood, what they really mean is sloped down for pedestrian safety regulations in the EU.

I liked the current generation especially in GT350 form, even if it is too big. This looks like the rounded pig it is.
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When they say lower sleeker hood, what they really mean is sloped down for pedestrian safety regulations in the EU.

I liked the current generation especially in GT350 form, even if it is too big. This looks like the rounded pig it is.
This update makes it look more like the gt350.... So you like the gt350 but not this?
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This update makes it look more like the gt350.... So you like the gt350 but not this?
Might want to get your vision prescription updated.
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I've owned @ few Stangs in my life. I think it looks amazing and they've done enough to keep it on top of the competition that it always wins in sells.
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