Ford has unveiled the 2018 Ford Mustang GT but it is keeping the important details as a surprise. For instance, the Mustang GT’s 5.0-liter V8 has been revised but just how much and how many horses will it produce and what’s the new engine’s fuel economy? All of these important questions remain unanswered.
What we do know is that the current car’s V6 will be discontinued making the V8 and the 4-cylinder Ecoboost the only choices.
Earlier this year at the Chicago Auto Show I spoke with the Mustang’s lead engineer. Chief engineer Carl Widmann says that the only carryover piece from the current 5.0-liter is the crankshaft. You can watch my 2018 Ford Mustang GT walk-around video below. However, Ford and Carl were not yet ready to show me what’s under the hood of the new 2018 Ford Mustang GT in Chicago. They are playing their cards close to the vest but thanks to TFL reader Tyler C we now know what the 2018 Ford Mustang GT’s engine looks like.
Tyler sent us this image and writes, “I plan on being one of the first in the KC area to own a 2018 mustang GT. I was at the Kansas City International Auto Show this weekend and snapped a picture under the hood.”
Thanks Tyler for the quick pic and getting the 2018 Ford Mustang GT’s powerplant uncovered and exposed.
Please stayed tuned to TFLcar for more details on the 2018 Ford Mustang GT. We’ll be sure to go to Colorado’s High Country soon and do a bit of Prototype Hunting to see if we can spy the 2018 Ford Mustang GT in the wild.