2018 Ford® Mustang Sports Car | Top Performance Features | Ford.com

Get your daily dose of adrenaline.

Performance is at the heart of every Mustang ever built. The unique thrill of opening up on that

straight line. The quick and responsive downshift. Tight cornering through a curve on a winding

road. Not to mention the legendary power under the hood and that throaty growl that comes

with it. You’ll get it all and more with the 2018.

2018 Mustang in Orange Fury Tri coat traveling down the road

There are no wrong choices here.

Parked 2018 Mustang GT with man leaning against the vehicle and interior of the vehicle
2018 Mustang showing shift lever

10-Speed Automatic Transmission

The new optional 10-speed SelectShift® automatic transmission is the best automatic in any Mustang ever. The 10-speed architecture, featuring Ford-patented technology, is designed for optimum ratio progression and efficiency. It also provides more accurate, quicker upshift and downshift capability. And if you’re someone who likes ultimate control, steering wheel-mounted shift paddles are included as well.
Close up of the rear of the 2018 Mustang with dual exhaust with quad tips

Dual Exhaust and Active Valve Performance Exhaust

Put those beautiful dual exhausts with quad tips to work with the brand-new (and class-exclusive*) active valve performance exhaust. This is a fully variable exhaust system, which means you can control the volume of your Mustang’s rumble.
*Class is High-Power Sports Car based on Ford segmentation.





Performance Packages

The EcoBoost® Performance Package:

Customize your Mustang with unique chassis tuning, summer-only tires,19-inch X 9-inch lowgloss Ebony Black-painted aluminum wheels, TORSEN® limited-slip differential, improved braking performance and more. Available on EcoBoost and EcoBoost Premium.


The GT Performance Package:

Up your street cred with this package, available on GT and GT Premium. You’ll get the Brembo™ six-piston front brake calipers with larger rotors and TORSEN limited-slip differential. And that’s just for starters.



Brembo is a trademark of Brembo S.p.A.

TORSEN is a registered trademark of JTEKT Corporation.

*Ford does not recommend using summer tires when temperatures drop to approximately 45°F or below (depending on tire wear and environmental conditions) or in snow/ice conditions. If the vehicle must be driven in these conditions, Ford recommends using all-season or snow tires.

2018 Mustang Selectable Drive Modes

Selectable Drive Modes

This is the ultimate in control when it comes to customizing your Mustang driving experience. Five drive modes – Normal, Snow/Wet, Sport, Track or Drag Strip mode (which is new this year) – let you dial in the dynamics you want. Handling and response times are adjusted based on your selection. All you have to do is flip the toggle switch on the center stack to get what you want.

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Shadowy profile view of the front end of the 2018 Shelby GT350



2018 Mustang Launch Control and Electronic Line-Lock

Launch Control and Electronic Line-Lock

Launch control* integrates the brakes and both traction and powertrain control to help ensure smooth, consistent starts across a broad range of driving conditions. Real-time performance info is displayed through Track Apps® on the in-dash LCD screen. Electronic line-lock,* now standard on all models, lets you take your track skills even further. No need to balance one foot on the brake and the other on the gas, or install a mechanical line-lock. This integrated system does the work for you by locking the front brakes and releasing the rear brakes. Those back tires will be spinning and warmed up in no time.
*For track use only.