On the heels of Tuesday’s debut of the redesigned 2018 Ford Mustang, the drop top companion of the more aggressively designed coupe has been shown.
The 2018 Ford Mustang convertible brings with it all of the same styling updates, new features and power-train enhancements of the coupe.
Concentrating on increased customization, the new 2018 Mustang convertible will be available with some twelve different wheel designs in addition to three new paint colors including Orange Fury that debuted on the coupe last Tuesday.
Buyers will also be able to option the adjustable MagneRide suspension derived from the Shelby GT350 as part of a performance package available with either the 2.3 liter EcoBoost or 5.0 V8 engines. Like the coupe, the convertible gets revised suspension settings across the board.
With the 3.7 liter V6 now gone forever, the 2.3 liter EcoBoost four-cylinder gets some of the same revisions seen in the new Focus RS for a bump in torque at the least, no promises made yet on horsepower.
The 5.0 liter V8 receives a thorough makeover now with both port and direct fuel-injection, valve train tweaks and other enhancements that promise more horsepower and a higher revving personality yet with better fuel economy.
The 5.0 V8 will also not be available with an adjustable exhaust system that allows the owner to tune the sound of the car to their tastes. This all sounds exciting but Ford has yet to share details on horsepower and torque ratings as of yet.
Behind either of the two revised engines though, we know a new 10-speed automatic transmission will be available with steering wheel mounted paddle shifters. Revised six-speed manual transmissions will remain standard equipment.
The lower hood and fender lines of the 2018 Mustang are a bit more noticeable on the convertible, about an inch lower at the grille than before. This translates to thinner headlamps that are now standard LED units.
The interior of the convertible also gets updates in trim colors, seat upholstery patterns and a new soft trim wrap on the center console. Ahead of the driver will be optional a new12-inch fully digital instrument cluster, customizable in colors, theme and in what it displays.
The 2018 Ford Mustang today begins touring the country to be displayed at some 50 regional shows and events leading up to its on sale date of fall 2017.