Ford’s latest pony car may not be out yet, but there is still a non-zero number of 2018 Mustang examples out on the road today in the hands of some Ford employees. Chris Constantine of The Drive happened to catch one out in the wild earlier in the month, being driven around Los Angeles by a member of Ford’s PR team.
The big rear wing on this 2018 Ford Mustang GT in Orange Fury gives it away as a Performance Pack-equipped model, meaning it’s rocking a Torsen differential, up-sized radiator, heavy-duty front springs, revised chassis tuning, and more. It’s a safe bet that, being a demo car, this example also has the optional MagneRide dampers.
And, we know for a fact that it has the optional Active Valve Performance Exhaust, because the Ford PR representative tells us so off-camera. The new exhaust sports four outlets and has four different operating modes, depending on how much V8 you want to hear. If you haven’t yet had the chance to listen to the revised, dual-injected 5.0L Coyote’s new roar, now’s your chance.
The refreshed, 2018 Ford Mustang will start reaching dealerships later this fall. For more on the updated pony car, click here.