CARS.COM — The latest salvo in the Detroit muscle car wars has been fired from Dearborn, and it’s going to land squarely in Chevrolet’s yard. The 2018 Ford Mustang is here, sporting more power, a new transmission, suspension refinements and new options to keep the original pony car fresh and competitive well into its fifth decade.
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I recently flew to Malibu, Calif., for a first drive of the new Mustang and came away both impressed and concerned — impressed by the Mustang’s abilities in both four-cylinder turbo and eight-cylinder monster guise, and concerned about how expensive America’s iconic sports car has become.
Looks… Like a Mustang
Despite the fact that the Mustang got a mild makeover, you’d be forgiven for not really noticing. Instead of the upswept headlights of the 2017 model, now you get