Ford Drops the Top on Its 2018 Mustang, but Nothing Unexpected Happens
Okay, it certainly wasn’t hard to imagine the upcoming 2018 Mustang sans roof, but here it is.
No, there’s no retractable hardtop or innovative Mazda MX-3-esque retractable fastback to be found on the upcoming convertible, as that might be a little too high-minded for the Blue Oval. As well, lower price points are a pony car tradition.
Like the hardtop Mustang that debuted earlier this week in Detroit, the convertible makes do with a 2.3-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder that Ford engineers reworked to produce more torque, coupled to a six-speed manual transmission or new 10-speed automatic.
The same transmissions are available with the 5.0-liter V8 GT model. The eight-cylinder unit sees the addition of a dual port- and direct-injection system that should improve efficiency and power at all engine speeds. Available MagneRide suspension and an active-valve exhaust system that allows drivers to crank up the volume round top the model’s performance options.
Unfortunately, Ford hasn’t been forthcoming with extra information. Power figures remain a mystery, but the folks at Dearborn clearly want to keep fans on the edge of their seats, wanting more.
Both convertible and hardtop 2018 Mustangs go on sale this fall, by which time we’ll have all memorized the vehicle’s specifications.
[Image: Ford Motor Company]
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