When it comes to Mustang, Ford fans want to know every last detail from front to back. With the storied history of this iconic sports car, and the new 2018 Ford Mustang coming this fall, there are plenty of new details to obsess over – and even more reasons to be excited. Let’s start with A, make our way to Z, and see how much we can cover:
A – ADVANCED
The 2018 Mustang is the most advanced Mustang ever, featuring innovations from bumper to bumper. From available features like a 12” all-digital LCD instrument cluster and the all-new 10-speed automatic transmission, to the MyMode memory function, this is the most advanced Mustang yet.
The new transmission is available with the 5.0L engine and its 2.5L EcoBoost counterpart, improving responsiveness and performance by providing higher average power for acceleration. The MyMode memory function remembers your driving preferences, such as steering and suspension settings. This keeps your Mustang tuned specifically to your needs and ready to launch just the way you like it.
B – BEAT
30 beats per minute that represents the resting heart rate of a mature mustang, the same pulse that surges through the ignition button that brings the 2018 Mustang to life.
C – CUSTOMIZATION
From crucial drive settings to the colour of your LED display, the 2018 Mustang is all about customization. Make your Mustang truly yours with three display configurations, as well as customized displays for normal, sport and track modes. These drive modes ensure drivers get the most important information the moment they need it, no matter the on-road (or on-track) situation.
Then you have the Pony Package, available on EcoBoost-equipped Mustangs, which brings the pony-in-corral grille badge back, along with a number of other features, to further customize your Mustang’s appearance.
More than adjusting the look and feel, the 2018 Mustang features a host of available driver-assist technologies, such as Pre-Collision Assist with Pedestrian Detection, giving drivers the chance to feel more confident than ever.
D – DASHBOARD
The dashboard is new for the Mustang but it’s not unfamiliar to keen-eyed Ford Performance fans. The all-digital dashboard for the 2018 Mustang is very similar to the one found in the Ford GT, also known as the innovation hub for Ford’s present and future vehicle lineup.
E – ECOBOOST
The available 2.3 litre EcoBoost engine gains torque and performance in a more fuel-efficient package.
F – FIVE POINT OH
Make no mistake, the available 5.0L V8 engine, built in Windsor, Ontario, is still going strong and features increased horsepower and torque – how about an incredible 460 horsepower and 420 lb.-ft of torque. That’s the sort of power that gets you from zero to 60 in less than four seconds!
G – GLOBAL
While the Mustang is best known as “the great American muscle car”, it was the number one selling sports car in the world for 2016. The legendary Mustang is sold in more than 140 countries around the world, with nearly 100 000 vehicles sold outside the United States since 2015. Here in Canada, it has been the top-selling sports car since 1985. The Mustang is truly a worldwide icon!
H – HYBRID
Not available on the 2018 Mustang, but announced for 2020!
Imagine your future with a Ford Mustang Hybrid. pic.twitter.com/ePrk3fGo5H
— Ford Canada (@FordCanada) June 23, 2017
I – INNOVATION
It’s the familiar Mustang heart and soul but with a 21st century…exoskeleton? With DNA from the Ford GT to exciting technology found in its dashboard and in its drivetrain, the 2018 Mustang is a picture of vehicle innovation.
J – JOY
The passion of Mustang drivers is unmatched. Few vehicles come equipped with a full community of enthusiasts. And with good reason. While the 2018 Mustang drive modes are listed as normal, sport and track modes, they all qualify as “joy” mode.
K – KONA BLUE
There’s no better way to stand out at the local Mustang cruise in than showing up in a new signature colour. One of the three new and exclusive colours, make your 2018 Mustang truly yours with the electric new Kona Blue paint.
L – LED, LOGO, LINE-LOCK
We love the letter “L” when it comes to Mustang! LED headlamps come standard on the 2018 Mustang. Redesigned LED turn signals with fog lamps are also available. And we already mentioned the huge available 12” LED instrument cluster up front.
Then there’s the unmistakeable Mustang logo.
Finally, the track-exclusive line-lock feature, previously only available on the Mustang GT, is now available across the lineup, allowing anyone to successfully do a burnout. Drivers with available new 12-inch, all-digital instrument cluster will also get to see an industry-first animation of a spinning alloy wheel creating a cloud of smoke when line-lock is engaged!
M – MODES
As the number one selling sports car in the world, the Ford Mustang is a car for all seasons and conditions, for the road and the track, for the head and for the heart.
The push for customization continues with Mustang drive modes, a simple way to fit your vehicle’s performance to specific conditions. An innovation from the Ford GT, drive modes on the 2018 Mustang allow enthusiasts to select between normal, sport, and track modes to maximize driving performance.
N – NO COMPROMISES
Every year, Ford engineers look for innovative ways to take the beloved Mustang to new levels. With some of the most passionate owners in the world and a legacy worth protecting, the 2018 Ford Mustang carries on the uncompromising tradition of putting drivers first with unprecedented customization that lets drivers create a legend in their own image.
O – ORANGE FURY
Like Kona Blue, Orange Fury is one of the exclusive new Mustang colours. When just driving an iconic hot rod isn’t enough, say it in Orange Fury.
P – PERFORMANCE
Performance is at the core of Mustang DNA, and the Mustang GT350 is an integral part of the Ford Performance team. The GT350 and GT350R come standard with the 5.2-liter V8 FPC engine, which produces 526 horsepower and 429 lb.-ft. of torque, as standard equipment.
Q – QUIET
Want to win points on your block without permanently muzzling your Mustang? Check out the new Good Neighbour mode, available in some properly equipped 2018 Mustang GTs! From Quiet Starts controlled by a timer to driver-activated Quiet Exhaust for slipping into the driveway late at night, this exciting new technology is the best of both worlds for Mustang drivers!
Click here to learn more!
R – RING TONE
Why not take the intoxicating sound of the 2018 Mustang with you everywhere you? Click here to download the must-have addition to your smartphone – the Mustang ring tone!
S – SHELBY
Back again for 2018, the Shelby Mustang GT350 is the most track-ready, street-legal Mustang ever produced.
From the three iconic new colours to the standard 5.2-litre V8, producing 526 horsepower, the Shelby GT350 and GT350R comes standard with the MagnaRide damping system and “no compromise” braking system designed to make it the most balanced Mustang ever.
T – TRANSMISSION
The powerful Mustang is the ideal fit to get the most performance out of Ford’s all-new ten-speed automatic transmission, available with both EcoBoost and V8 engines. This all-new transmission offers significant upgrades over the previous six-speed version, with quicker shift times, better low-speed tip-in response and significantly reduced friction losses being the key differences.
Of course, the manual transmission is still available for both engine options. The V8 version is a total redesign that offers increased torque capability and delivers more efficient clutch modulation.
U – UNBRIDLED
For all the incredible features, the customization options, the vibrant new colours and unmatched options, there is simply nothing quite like getting behind the wheel of your Mustang.
It doesn’t matter if it’s your first time or the 50th, sliding into the driver’s seat and feeling the engine roar to life beneath you –it’s a rush. Every. Single. Time.
On the highway or on the track, at the cruise in or on the morning commute, the best-selling sports car in the world didn’t get there by accident. And thanks to the passion of the Mustang community, Ford Performance engineers and the Mustang development team keep striving to make that experience even more remarkable.
Because, like you, we’re Mustang fans through and through.
V – VALVES
The 2018 Mustang takes customization to the auditory experience as well. Mustang GT drivers can personalize their engine note and adjust the optional active valve exhaust system, all-new in 2018. Listen as the fully variable soundtrack changes all the way through the acceleration range.
W – WHEELS
Customization is what the 2018 Mustang is all about. There is no better place to see it action than the amazing assortment of rims available!.
There are twelve different rims available, with a variety of styles and colours. The nineteen-inchers on your 2018 are there to let your imagination run wild.
X – X-FACTOR
That indescribable feeling when you’re in the driver’s seat of the 2018 Mustang, rearing to let loose. Otherwise known as the embodiment of “Woah”.
Y – YOUR PERFECT PONY
There’s no Mustang quite like yours. Whether you’re an EcoBoost fan or you have a 5.0L heart; whether you want to customize every detail or you want the one on the lot that you can drive right away – there’s a 2018 Mustang just for you.
Z – ZERO
The number of doubts remaining.
This is our A-to-Z guide, but we’d love to hear yours! Give us your best letter alternative in the comments below or on the Ford Canada Facebook page!