We know that the 2018 Mustang features a redesigned visage. Like most modern vehicles, much of that design was created inside a computer. However, as advanced as the software is today, old-fashioned, real-world engineering can improve upon the virtual design.
That little strip of tape made all the difference. — Mike Del Zio, Ford
“That little strip of tape made all the difference,” Mike said. “The key to the subjective is confidence. At the end of a straightaway, what confidence do you have in being able to brake and make a turn? Things start to come up fast at 155 miles an hour.”
With that discovery, the Mustang team redesigned the front grille to improve the car’s high-speed handling. As a result the new Mustang has up to 3 percent less drag (on the EcoBoost version) and up to 5.6 percent better fuel economy (on the automatic GT) than its 2017 Mustang predecessor.