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2018 Ford Mustang Ordering And Production Start Dates Uncovered

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.

Aaron Brzozowski is a writer and motoring enthusiast from Detroit with an affinity for '80s German steel. He is not active on the Twitter these days, but you may send him a courier pigeon.

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  1. Cesar

    Nice! That is one bad ass automobile!

  2. Cesar Torres

    Super late! 🙁 I will need to wait… 😉 for this beautiful automobile.

  3. Joe Yoman

    Don’t like the fact that they dropped the V6 as it was a better engine than the overrated 2.3 EB.

  4. Ford Transit

    Amazing … So i thinks
    The base EcoBoost engine has also been fortified for 2018, featuring a higher peak torque rating thanks to “transient overboost” technology.

  5. Chevrolet Spark duo

    This post makes a lot of sense indeed and I appreciate the work

  6. Jane McKechnie

    If production starts on 10/02/2017 when will the mustangs arrive at the dealers? How many weeks does it take ? What is the horsepower of the ecoboost premium?

    1. chrispy

      2018 2.3 Mustang Eco Boost is rated 310hp (on 93-octane premium gas; you can use 87-octane regular, but output is reduced to approximately 275hp by the engine controller-unit [E.C.U.] to avoid detonation [spark-knock] which could damage the engine). All 2018 Mustang 2.3 Eco Boost engines are rated at the same power level, regardless of trim (e.g. base, Premium, Performance-Pack, etc.). Hope this helps!
      P.S.: you can bump the 310hp to 335hp & gain ~70lbs-ft torque (320lbs.ft to 390[!] lbs.-ft. peak) AND keep your warranty (if installed by an A.S.E.-certified technician) with the Ford Performance 50-state emissions-legal 2.3 Eco-Boost recalibration-kit, part# M-9603-M4.

  7. chrispy

    P.P.S.: Stock Mustang 2.3 EcoBoost torque is 350lbs.-ft. for 2018, not 320 as I stated above; also, N.B.: FP# M-9603-M4 recal kit requires 91+ octane premium fuel only
    ; first 2018 Mustangs should be arriving at dealerships just about now if not already in stock 😉


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