New-generation Ford Mustang breaks cover; retains V8 muscle

By Divyank K. Bansal | on September 15, 2022 Follow us on Autox Google News

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.

2024 Ford Mustang Front Static

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.

2024 Ford Mustang Rear Static

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.

2024 Ford Mustang Interior

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.

2024 Ford Mustang Dashboard Layout

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.

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