Did Ford Just Hint the 2018 Mustang Will Have 455 HP?

Did Ford Just Hint the 2018 Mustang Will Have 455 HP?

The refreshed 2018 Ford Mustang just debuted with a serious list of upgrades, but no information has been revealed about the increased output from the engines.

Although the V6 will be dropped from the lineup, the EcoBoost and V8 will still be offered, and both engines have been upgraded.

Ford Product Communications manager for North America, Mike Levine, tweeted out another image from the 2018 Ford Mustang’s new digital gauge cluster, this time challenging fans to find the hidden Easter Eggs.

A reading of 1964.5 miles on the odometer is a nod back to the original Mustang, with the first cars to reach dealerships affectionately thought of as 1964.5 model; 289 miles to empty refers to the 289-cubic-inch V8 available in the first-generation Mustang GT.

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More cryptically, 55 mph in 4th gear could be hinting the reworked 5.0L motor will kick out 455 hp, and if true, it’s a 20 hp increase over the 2017 Mustang (and equal to what the arch enemy V8 Chevrolet Camaro puts out). However, if you consider the tachometer’s 4,700 rpm reading, it could mean 455 lb-ft of torque at 4,700 rpm. Or, even more far-fetched, it could mean 470 hp and 455 lb-ft.

We’ll know soon enough, but what do you think? Check out the tweet below and let us know.

This story originally appeared on AllFordMustangs.com

  • craigcole

    It’s also in “D” for “don’t get an automatic Mustang.”

  • Keith

    The 2018 gets the new Ford 10-speed, and for a street car I Love that

    Ford says it’ll be setup for 300ms shifts in Sport mode
    Ford says it’ll be Quicker Shifting than the 6A
    Ford says it’ll be Quicker to 60 than the 6M
    Ford says it’ll get better Fuel Economy than the 6M
    Ford says it has twice the Computer Code of the Dodge 8A
    It’s going to have Paddle shifters
    Even the Ecoboost Mustang will have the 10A option
    The ZL1 was smoking fast around the Ring with the Ford 10A

  • Edward Smith