2018 Mustang Convertible revealed

Ford tweaks the drop-top, adds 10-speed automatic and ditches the V6
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January 22, 2017
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We’ve already seen the new 2018 Mustang coupé which was revealed last week and now it’s the turn of the new for 2018 Convertible – and we have to say it looks ever so good.

Ford released two images of the drop-top which will feature all of the changes and updates as the coupé – with the added bonus of the removable roof of course. So that means there’s no V6 for the first time since 1994 anymore – the only engines that will be available are the 2.3-litre EcoBoost four-cylinder and the brawny 5.0-litre V8 and both can be had with the brand new 10-speed automatic that was co-developed with General Motors. As for the six-speed manual, it will get a twin-disc clutch and a dual-mass flywheel to be able to handle more torque. No performance figures have been released yet but the numbers are bound to be impressive especially for the 5.0 as the compression ratio has been bumped up from 11:1 to 12:1. The ride should be very pleasant not to mention exciting what with a new MagneRide suspension technology that will provide even better performance borrowed from the track-ready Shelby GT350.

The convertible gets the same restyled front end with new angular headlights, new grille, and a lowered bonnet while the cabin also sees the inclusion of a new 12in digital gauge cluster that can be customised to the driver’s preference and lots more safety systems including Pre-Collision Assist. As for the roof, Ford says that it can be lowered in 10 seconds; it’s the same mechanism as the 2017 model. Like the coupe, the new convertible should be with us by the end of the year.