The 2024 Mustang GT: Goin’ On 70 And No Electricity in Sight!

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Tesla Who? The ’24 Pony Car Growls With A Blistering 5.0-liter V-8!

Yep, muscle cars are still very cool. There’s nothing like the sound of a Camaro SS, a HellCat Challenger — or a Mustang and Mustang GT. To be sure, the age of automobiles with internal-combustion engines is nearly over, but it’s not over yet for the Ford Mustang. An all-new pony car will debut this month — the seventh generation will start the same way the first gen did nearly 60 years ago: by converting gasoline into noise, tire smoke, and, well…speed! While the Dodge Challenger says ‘No’ to the mighty V8 for its next generation, Ford says, ‘Hell yes!”

And it is perhaps the most beautifully designed Mustang ever to hit the road.

According to Ford CEO Jim Farley, the demand for the V8 — and the Mustang legacy — is alive and well. “We don’t see hybrid applications in this vehicle line as being an attractive option at this point,” Farley said. “They’re expensive. It’s appropriate in an F-150 that can power your house or a Maverick that gets 42 mpg. But, for a V-8 customer in this segment, they want that V-8 experience, so we think this is the right bet for us.

“Mustang is one of the reasons why I came to the company, because the company was committed to making vehicles that are opinionated,” Farley added. “They’re not the result of extensive consumer research. They exist because of our belief that cars are still an emotional product that can give you an experience that other products can’t.”

The 2024 Mustang is an evolution of the current car that’s been redesigned with sharper exterior styling and a new interior that features dual widescreen digital displays for the instrument cluster and an infotainment system that can be configured in a variety of ways to suit the driver’s preference.

The Coyote 5.0-liter V-8 in the Mustang GT will be the most powerful version of the engine ever. The team is reporting 500 horsepower for a high-performance Dark Horse model that will sit above the GT. Entry-level Mustangs will have a 2.3-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine.

Outside, The 2024 Mustang features a slightly larger grille for the GT model, dropping further into the lower fascia in a fashion similar to the current Mustang Shelby GT500. Corner vents should grow larger as well, and headlights will adopt a thinner, clean look. On EcoBoost models, the grille should remain the same but the lower fascia might have smaller vents.

A Remote Rev function included with the Performance Pack that can be ordered with either engine will allow owners to use a button on their key fob to rev the engine from outside the vehicle just for fun, while an electronic drift brake will provide a new way to enjoy a car from the driver’s seat.

The Mustang Dark Horse Edition

Ford recently introduced the 2024 Mustang Dark Horse. It’s the first new performance trim in the Mustang lineup in 21 years, following the introduction of the Mustang Bullitt in 2001. The goal with the Dark Horse was to create a Mustang that wasn’t just a beast on the street, but also on the track.

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