A document published online by automotive fleet leasing and management company Donlen reveals that the refreshed, 2018 Ford Mustang pony car has a tentative production start date of October 2nd, 2017.
A Mustang6G user by the name of “Spartan” found and shared the document on that website, which also suggests that Ford is eying July 17th as an ordering start date. Granted, both dates “are estimated and subject to change,” as the document says.
We’re rather surprised that this late in the game, Ford still has not revealed official power or torque figures for the 2018 Mustang GT, which receives a significantly-reworked version of the familiar 5.0-liter “Coyote” V8. Rumors have put the new engine’s peak power output at 455 horsepower, thanks to a dual-injection system, but that figure remains unverified.
The base EcoBoost engine has also been fortified for 2018, featuring a higher peak torque rating thanks to “transient overboost” technology.
The 2018 Ford Mustang represents the car’s first significant update since the new sixth-generation (S550) car launched for 2015. Stay tuned for more 2018 Mustang news as it becomes available.