The OG pony car enters its seventh generation with fresh styling and a reimagined cockpit design inspired by fighter jets.
The mighty Ford Mustang has been thoroughly overhauled for its seventh generation, and the result is the most technologically-advanced version of the American icon to date.
On the outside, a low horizontal brow across the front emphasizes the overall frontal width, while the upper grille design seems to be inspired by the original 1960s design. New tri-bar LED headlamps highlight the Mustang’s classic lighting signature, while an extended rear deck houses new tri-bar lighting and a redesigned diffuser for improved aerodynamic balance. Further, the GT version's front end is differentiated from EcoBoost models by larger, more aggressive grille openings for increased airflow, new hood vents, and a redesigned front splitter.
Powering the Mustang GT is a 5.0-litre naturally-aspirated Coyote V8 (fourth-gen), which makes the seventh-gen iteration the most powerful GT-spec Mustang to date, according to Ford. This has been achieved by using a dual air intake box and dual-throttle body design, which help minimize induction loss by enabling a higher air rate of airflow. While the V8 Mustang will go on sale with a six-speed manual to keep enthusiasts satisfied, those looking for a more fuel-efficient option can opt for the EcoBoost model, powered by an all-new 2.3-litre four-cylinder turbocharged motor. This engine is paired exclusively to Ford's 10-speed automatic gearbox.
The official power, torque, and performance figures of either powertrain have not been disclosed yet.
In terms of tech, the 2024 Mustang comes with six drive modes – Normal, Sport, Slippery, Drag, Track, and Custom, the latter of which is the only mode to offer up to six individual driver setting profiles. There's also a new segment-first 'electronic drift brake' for some hijinks and what, perhaps, is the coolest addition, a 'Remote Rev' feature, which lets you rev the car’s engine remotely using the key fob.
Inside, the 2024 Mustang has the most technologically advanced driver-centric cockpit of any Mustang to date. The fighter jet-inspired cockpit offers the driver two flowing and curved displays, which can be quickly customised to show information the driver wants or needs to see. A 12.4-inch digital instrument cluster is attached to a 13.2-inch touchscreen, which is angled towards the driver. While the infotainment system is powered by Ford's familiar SYNC 4 tech, it also works in tandem with the same Unreal Engine 3D creation tool used in modern video games, giving the system unmatched game-like high-definition animation and graphics.
The driver is also greeted by an all-new race-inspired flat-bottomed steering wheel, which provides more space for convenient ingress.
The new Mustang is expected to go on sale in the US sometime in the summer of 2023.