Ford unveiled a mid-cycle refresh for their Mustang back in January. Then, they said that the most significant update that doesn’t include the controversial new look will be the availability of MagneRide magnetorheological adaptive dampers, which were previously offered only on the Shelby GT350. They didn’t mention anything about a higher redline, though.
It seems the 2018 Ford Mustang GT is getting a higher redline
Have you ever heard about the Mustang6g? If you have then you already know, but if you haven’t, you’ll be pleased to know that it’s a forum where a post full of pictures from a photo shoot of the newly refreshed Mustang sprang up earlier this month. And no, not all the shots showed the outside of the cars.
There was one interior picture of a yellow GT that revealed more than enough, it revealed a 7500-rpm redline!
If this is true, it means a 500-rpm jump from the 2015–2017 Mustang GT models, but still shy of the 8250-rpm redline from the GT350 with its flat-plane crank.
A 7500-rpm redline is shown on a screenshot of the new electronic dash on Ford’s 2018 Mustang website, but there’s no information as to what engine the screenshot is paired to.
The 5.0-liter V-8 of the new model now has port and direct fuel injection that allow a higher compression ratio. Power output hasn’t been released yet, but do expect it to climb above the current 435 horsepower.