2018 Ford Mustang spy shots

Feast your eyes on the first photos of a prototype for the facelifted Ford Motor Company [NYSE:F] Mustang.

This being a facelift, the visible tweaks should be minimal. Nevertheless, Ford engineers have gone to great lengths to mask any changes.

From what we can gather, there will be tweaks made to the headlights. The shape of the enclosure won’t be changing but the internal graphics are likely to be updated.

The bumpers will also receive a revised look. The most dramatic change will be a new design for the lower section of the front bumper, which is expected to take on an “A-wing” design for the front splitter.

Of more interest to performance fans will be the mechanical changes made. Expect the new 10-speed automatic developed by Ford and General Motors Company [NYSE:GM] to appear as an option on high-end models, while the current 6-speed automatic should remain on lower-spec cars. The good news is that a 6-speed manual will remain standard on most models.  

The sixth-generation Mustang bowed in 2014 as a 2015 model, so we expect the facelifted car to arrive in 2017 as a 2018 model. Also arriving for 2018 will be a new performance range-topper: the new Mustang Shelby GT500.

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