Ford has just recently unveiled the 2018 Ford Mustang, and as it turned out, the carmaker gave its beloved pony car a facelift. There have been mixed reactions about the changes made to the 2018 Ford Mustang – some were pleased and others were not. But still, the new 2018 Ford Mustang is a magnificent muscled sports car with dazzling looks and mesmerizing performance.
At this junction, many are already expecting Ford to create a convertible version of the Mustang. It was only logical, since the Ford Mustang for the 2017 model year also featured a number of convertibles, including the Mustang V6 Convertible, Mustang EcoBoost Premium Convertible and the Mustang GT Premium Convertible. However, for the 2018 model year, Ford only unveiled images of the hardtop variants. It may take several more months before the Detroit carmaker finally reveals their open-top counterparts.
However, thanks to X-Tomi Design, an automotive visual artist from Hungary, we might be already looking at the convertible version of the 2018 Ford Mustang GT. X-Tomi Design is becoming notoriously known for rendering seemingly actual images of future or possible versions of any new vehicle offering. For its latest project, X-Tomi Design chose the 2018 Mustang GT as the base model and decided to render out a convertible variant.
The visual artist just took one of the official images of the 2018 Ford Mustang GT and re-worked it. Some parts of the GT coupe like its hard top, B and C pillars as well as its rear spoiler have been chopped off. All other elements and exterior styling of the 2018 Ford Mustang GT remained untouched. The result is a pretty accurate depiction of the possibly upcoming convertible variant of the 2018 Mustang GT. More or less, this is how the convertible version would appear.
For the 2018 model year, the Ford Mustang features a lowered tweaked bonnet, with repositioned hood vents. The upper and lower front grilles have been redesigned while the new pony car’s new all-LED headlight lights appear to squint more than those on the 2017 Mustang. Its LED tail-lamps and rear bumper have also been reworked. The US carmaker added three new colors – including the Orange Fury finish of this Ford Mustang GT convertible render – to its exterior palette. It also comes with 12 alloy wheel designs.
Aside from the exterior tweaks, the 2018 Ford Mustang is now only available with the 2.3-liter GTDI I-4 engine (Four Cylinder EcoBoost) and the 5.0-liter Ti-VCT V8 powerplant after the carmaker dropped the 3.7-liter Ti-VCT V6 engine. Possibly due to power, displacement and efficiency concerns, the V6 engine was dropped. However, Ford reworked both the 2.3-liter EcoBoost and 5.0-liter V8 engine to allow them to deliver more power at greater efficiency.
Ford is now also offering a new 10-speed automatic transmission – in addition to the upgraded manual gearbox -- that features quicker shift times, better low-speed tip-in response and reduced friction losses.