If you can’t get enough of those 2018 Mustang details, John McElroy and the crew at Autoline After Hours conducted a lengthy interview with Mustang Chief Engineer Carl Widdman, Mustang Engineering Manager Tom Barnes, and Mustang Marketing Manager Mark Schaller, who touch on a variety of subjects including lessons learned from other vehicles, performance improvements added, and the variety of options available.
Our mantra is that we are going to build the best Mustang. — Carl Widdman, Ford
It’s got to put a smile on your face. — Tom Barnes, Ford
While picking up a few technical nuggets definitely makes the video above worth watching, the best part is seeing the genuine enthusiasm displayed by the people charged with creating and selling our favorite pony car.
“It’s got to put a smile on your face,” Tom said of the engineering team’s mission for the car. “We want Mustang to be a daily driver, but then we and to be able to just take it out and drive it on a super-twisty road and just smile. It’s an emotional car. It’s got to have soul.”
“Our mantra is that we are going to build the best Mustang,” Carl added. “Our focus is usually inward and to our customers.”
Based on our experience in the cars, the engineers transformed that introspection and analysis into an impressive driving machine.