2018 Ford Mustang GT Caught During Photo Shoot, Reveals 7,500 RPM Redline

Ford unveiled the 2018 Mustang earlier this year, but we’re starting to learn more about the model as a handful of pre-production prototypes were caught in Austin, Texas during a photo shoot.

Taken by a Mustang6G user, the pictures reveals the Mustang GT’s redline will climb from 7,000 rpm to around 7,500 rpm.

Ford has been coy on specifications, but the company has already confirmed the car’s 5.0-liter V8 engine “has been thoroughly reworked” and equipped with dual-fuel, high-pressure direct injection as well as low-pressure port fuel injection.

The company isn’t ready to talk performance figures, though it recently confirmed the 5.0-liter V8 engine on the F-150 will produce an additional 10 hp (7 kW) and 13 lb-ft (17 Nm) of torque thanks to “advanced dual port and direct-injection technology.”

Whether or not the F-150 gives us any indication of what to expect remains unknown, but Ford has already revealed the 2018 Mustang GT will have more power than its predecessor, which puts out 435 hp (324 kW) and 400 lb-ft (541 Nm) of torque when running on premium fuel.

The 2018 Ford Mustang will go on sale this fall and it will feature a host of other changes including a new front fascia, a 10-speed automatic transmission and a 12-inch digital instrument cluster.

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  • Day_Trader

    Thanks for shoving navigation below the eye sight of the road, our dear “Find On the Road Dead” (FORD). Makes perfect sense.

    • Bo Hanan

      I thinks it’s becoming an American BMW M4. And it should be.

    • Steve McQueen

      The location is fine, and it looks a hell of a lot better than the “slap a tablet in the middle of the dash” approach many manufactures are taking these days.

  • Adi

    Caught ? There are several official images of gauge cluster since the reveal (which was like 5 months ago) https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/3205b4c2cb1670b5fd13b5306e9e8c573e49ad92bc71668f018631658de5a83e.jpg

    • nellydesign

      None of which show a 7500 redline… And these pics don’t even have the digital cluster.

  • Six_Tymes

    with all this tech, performance, impressive yes, but its still too LONG and Heavy! I mean it looks as long as a 7 series bmw! It should be 5+ inches shorter and 200+ lbs less than it currently is.

    • SteersUright

      Exactly. Its a beauty, just in 130% scale.

  • psiqtas

    FoMoCo has no clue anymore for the Mustang design…all what they offer now is recycled Jag’ XK (X150) body – terrible for such an icon!

  • SteersUright

    The Camaro SS is lighter and has 455hp, so hopefully the Mustang gets closer to 470hp to compensate for the added weight. Also hoping it gets some GT350 suspension and steering bits, to make the regular GT more of an exciting V8 sports car and less of a straight-line-only muscle car.

    • Benjamin B.

      Camaro isn’t much lighter. Heck the BMW M4 weighs between 3,530 to 4,055 lbs depending on the model. The most powerful M4 has 444 HP while the entry level has 425 HP. The heaviest 2017 Mustang weighs 3,825 lbs in GT convertible trim. The ’17 Mustang has 435 HP. EcoBoost and V6 models are lighter. The Fastback coupe is lighter as well. The Mustang compared to the Camaro also gets peek torque at a lower RPM and has a higher redline. Weight isn’t everything. If you want a lightweight sports car, the Camaro isn’t the answer. The answer is the Fiat 124 “Fiata” or a Mazda MX-5 Miata. The Fiesta ST is pretty good for a FWD hatchback.

      • serge charles

        The Camaro SS weighs less and has more power. The mustang needs to catch up…. And an M4 with air conditioning and power windows costs 70k…. no one is cross shopping these… If anything you might as well compare the mustang and the M4 to the zl1, you know, if you want a good laugh.

  • john1168

    This is going to be the Mustang to get. Lots of great improvements. Too bad no moon roof option though… It looks fantastic in silver.

    • Benjamin B.

      There is a moonroof option.

      • john1168

        Really?!?!? I had no idea! I’ll have to check that out on Ford.com. Is that New because I don’t think they had that before.

        • john1168

          I just looked on Ford.com and couldn’t find the moonroof option. Maybe it’s coming next year? I know they used to have a glass roof with NO opening but I think they got rid of that option.

          • nellydesign

            Glass roof was always too heavy. It was really nice though.

      • rodriguez256

        There is no moon roof option. Only choice is covertable.

  • Kagan

    10 hp more on f150 is it worth it to complex the construction?

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  • nellydesign

    Is the 12″ digital cluster standard or an option, because they aren’t showing it here.

  • Dwayne Schwarz

    This is a 2018 Mustang GT base. The base car will still have analog cluster. The “Premium” package will have the digital clusters. There will also be an option over and above the performance package that will include “Magneride” tuning to the suspension as well.