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2018 Ford Mustang Puts On Angrier Face, Packs More Power and Tech

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There is an updated Ford Mustang Coupe and Convertible in town, and it looks angrier than ever.

It’s all in the revised headlight design, which makes the evergreen American sports car look a lot meaner than it used to. Other cosmetic upgrades include a new hood and wider grille that Ford says deliver a leaner look (we’ll let you be the judge of that), as well as restyled LED taillights, a modified bumper and an new performance spoiler.

The interior gets a few, albeit less in-your-face, upgrades as well, including a new hand-stitched wrap with contrast stitching on the center console. padded knee bolsters, and aluminum trim on the door handles, rings and bezels. You can now order a new, fully-customizable digital instrument cluster.

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Under the hood, the naturally-aspirated 3.7L V6 of the previous model years is no longer part of the engine lineup, meaning the 2018 Mustang Coupe and Convertible can only be powered by a turbocharged, 2.3L four-cylinder engine or a 5.0L V8.

The V8 has been reworked to produce more power and rev higher than in any Mustang GT before, thanks largely to new dual-fuel, high-pressure direct injection and low-pressure port fuel injection technologies.

Both engines can be paired with an updated six-speed manual transmission or a new 10-speed automatic transmission that replaces the previous six-speed automatic.

Finally, Ford’s engineers enhanced the 2018 Mustang’s chassis for more precise handling. The company’s adaptive damper technology, MagneRide, is now an available feature.

Are the design and mechanical updates made to the 2018 Ford Mustang Coupe and Convertible your cup of tea? If you don’t already own Ford’s pony car, are you now more likely to buy one now? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

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