A new version of the iconic Ford Mustang arrives for the 2024 model year. This new version marks the seventh generation of this amazing muscle car which brings a revised chassis, an all-new interior, and modern electronics. We’ll see two upgraded powertrains in this familiar sports car, giving us more power and performance than before. If you’re looking for something classic about this new Mustang, you’ll find it.
How does the 2024 Ford Mustang pay homage to the Fox Body version?
The newest version of this Ford muscle car has a fully reconfigurable digital gauge cluster. This versatility led the designers to create a setting for the screen that gives drivers a display that resembles the gauge cluster from the Fox Body Mustangs, according to Car and Driver.
This new display showcases white needles and a green backlight when the headlights are turned on. These two qualities were found in the classic Fox Body versions of this Ford muscle car. Thankfully, the design team didn’t put an 85-mph limited speedometer in this car; that just wouldn’t make much sense.
Why do we admire the Fox Body model so much?
The Fox Body generation of this iconic car ran from 1979 through 1993. Do you remember the Mustangs of the 1970s? Most of us don’t because the car took on a terrible bend and wasn’t worthy of conversation. When the Fox Body arrived, the Mustang was back.
In the 1984 version of this Mustang, Ford introduced the 2.3-liter turbocharged Mustang SVO and the 5.0-liter V8 engine. These two engines have been upgraded and improved over the years but continue to be staples of this iconic muscle car. Once the 5.0 arrived, the Mustang finally crested 200 horsepower, making it one of the most fun and active cars to drive.
Will Ford offer configurations to pay tribute to other classic models?
The 2024 Ford Mustang features the Fox Body gauge configuration. If this feature catches on, Ford could offer other gauge configurations from classic Mustang models, offering consumers a great way to see gauges they remember from their first Mustangs.
What’s new for the seventh-generation of this muscle car?
The next generation of the Mustang will go on sale in the summer of 2023. This new model has an upgraded design and an improved roster of features. The new Performance Pack is an option for both the GT and EcoBoost versions, giving drivers:
- Front strut-tower brace
- Torsen limited-slip differential
- Wider wheels and tires
- Larger Brembo brakes
- MagneRide active-damping suspension
Other upgraded items offered across the Ford Mustang lineup include:
- Recaro bucket seats
- Active exhaust system
- Performance Electronic Brake with a traditional handbrake look
- Dark Horse trim
- 500-horsepower Coyote V8 engine
- Ford Performance parts upgrades
How much power does the 2024 Ford Mustang offer?
The base engine for this muscle car is still a 2.3-liter EcoBoost 4-cylinder engine that should deliver 300 horsepower. This entry-level Mustang uses a 10-speed automatic transmission. The Mustang GT continues to give us the 5.0-liter V8 engine and a standard six-speed manual transmission to give us an engaging powertrain. The GT trim produces 450 horsepower and 420 lb-ft of torque.
The Dark Horse model is a new track-focused version of the Mustang, powered by the upgraded Coyote engine mated to either transmission. The connecting rods from the 760-horsepower Shelby GT500 model and a revised intake system offer this added power to the Dark Horse Mustang.
We don’t have all the performance specs for this new 2024 Ford Mustang, but that new Fox Body display screen is pretty cool.
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