While Ford hasn’t exactly been forthcoming with new information on the refreshed, 2018 Ford Mustang GT since its unveiling at the 2017 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, we do know a few things about the revamped pony car. For instance, we know that it will be powered by a reworked version of Ford’s 5.0-liter Coyote V8 with dual (direct and port) fuel-injection, and that the hood has been lowered rather significantly relative to the outgoing model in order to deliver superior aerodynamic performance.
But then, there are the unknowns – for instance, how much power the new engine will make. Rumor has it that the overhauled Coyote will peak at 455 horsepower, but we have no confirmation on that yet.
However, that figure seems well within reach given another piece of information we’ve just received; according to website Mustang6G, the 2018 Ford Mustang GT will feature a somewhat higher redline than its predecessor. Where the 2015-’17 model was limited to 7,000 rpm, the website says that the 2018 model will top out at 7,500 rpm – just 750 rpm shy of the Shelby GT350’s stratospheric rev limit.
The new, higher engine speed limit was reportedly uncovered when a group of 2018 Ford Mustangs congregated in Austin, Texas for a photo shoot, leaving a photographer on Mustang6G the opportunity to grab a photo of the gauge cluster. You can see the tachometer with its higher rev limit highlighted in this image from CJ Pony Parts:
The 2018 Ford Mustang will go on sale this fall in EcoBoost and GT guise. Stay tuned for more as that date approaches.