2018 Mustang GT500 New Review, Performance, Price and Release date | The car will be based on the same platform as the regular car. However, the entire running gear is expected to be shared with that of the highly capable GT350R.
Things like a set of carbon rims, carbon ceramic brakes or fully adjustable dampers might be available. While most of the body on the regular car is made out of steel, the GT 500 is expected to receive carbon fiber hood and trunk, aluminum fenders and doors and likely a titanium roof.
These will increase the structural rigidity of the car while decreasing the weight. The car will be released later this year at the same time with the revised regular Mustang. Its price hasn’t been announced, but it seems it will be the most expensive Mustang yet with a starting price close to $100,000.
Inside and Out
The interior of the 2018 Mustang GT500 is going to be very similar to the GT350. However, the car is expected to receive a new digital instrument cluster, suede upholstery as well as a pair of Recaro sports seats.
A roll-cage might be installed in the back while the infotainment system could be deleted in order to save as much weight as possible. Its exterior will boast a large fixed wing in the back, likely heat extractors on the hood as well as an adjustable splitter and a massive rear diffuser.
Under the Hood
Thanks to its massive price Ford will not have a problem finding a suitable engine. In fact, it has been confirmed that the 2018 GT500 will use a twin-turbocharged V8, likely a 5.0-liter engine. This all new powertrain could make more than 750 horsepower and 700 lb-ft of torque.
Considering the car will weigh less than 3,500 pounds, all that power routed to the rear wheels via a ten-speed automatic should be explosive. In fact, it seems that it will breach 210 MPH while hitting 60 MPH from a standing start in as little as 2.6 seconds. Unlike its predecessor, this new GT 500 will also be able to go around corners which will likely make it vastly superior to the GT350.
Feb 4, 2017 / Mustang is always in the spotlight and especially GT500 since this is the most powerful Mustang ever produced. When the 2013 model was unveiled at Los Angeles Auto Show in 2011 it had a 32-V eight-cylinder that could generate 662 horsepower and 631 pound-feet of torque.
It weighed 3,850lbs and could develop 202 mph. Future models came with significant improvements, such as redesigned front fascia, HID headlamps, and LED tail lights. Now the time has come to unveil its successor – 2018 Mustang GT500. Although many features are still unknown some details leaked from Ford.
According to the official announcements, new GT550 will be based on Ford S550 platform. Thanks to this platform 2018 model will be lightweight which enables better EPA rating, acceleration, and top speed. Both aluminum and carbon will be used.
Carbon is going to be used in almost every single part of the car. It will be implemented in front and rear fascia, side panels, hood, etc. This is not the first time Ford uses this platform so we already know what to expect.
2018 Mustang GT500 Specs
Every single Mustang looks outstanding but the true beauty is always hidden underneath the chassis. When it comes to this car everything is about the power and the new Ford Mustang GT500 2018 won’t let you down.
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Powertrain used by 2013 model delivered the goods and it is difficult to believe they will abandon this unit in the near future. Therefore we strongly believe that the same cylinder will power up the 2018 model.
People usually get disappointed when they hear the same engine has been used for several years, but that’s not the case this time. With such an exceptional performance they could use this engine forever.
Thanks to this engine acceleration and top speed are outstanding. It will go from 0 to 60 mph in only 3.3 seconds! I bet you cannot name a car which is that fast! Top speed should be 205 mph and as you can see there are no significant improvements here. However, fuel consumption should be slightly reduced. According to the unofficial statements, new GT500’s EPA rating stands at 17 mph in a city and 28 mpg on the highway. We advise engineers working at Ford to focus on fuel consumption in the future since this is the biggest drawback of the car. Everything else is just flawless.
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