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The 2023 Ford Mustang GT is the last standard V8-powered of the sixth-generation Blue Oval  muscle car lineup. Don’t fret, though; Ford’s seventh-generation (S650) Mustang models are on the way. Still, even with some of the great qualities of the 2023 model, you might want to wait for the upcoming 2024 Ford Mustang GT for features like Ford Sync 4. 

What does the 2024 Ford Mustang GT have that the 2023 model doesn’t?

  • 13.2-inch center stack with Sync 4
  • Drift stick
  • An updated Coyote engine
  • MagneRide suspension and Brembo brakes
A 2024 Ford Mustang GT Convertible shows off its new styling.
2024 Ford Mustang GT Convertible | Ford

The new S650 Mustang gets an update inside and out, but some of its features stand out over the previous model. For instance, the largest screen in the 2023 Mustang GT is an 8-inch capacitive touchscreen. However, the new 2024 model boasts a 13.2-inch touchscreen, over five inches larger than the outgoing 2023 GT Premium. Moreover, the new Mustang has more power, a customizable 12.4-inch instrument cluster, and a drift stick. 

When did the Mustang get Sync 4?

The 2024 Ford Mustang GT has a 13.2-inch touchscreen center stack with Ford’s Sync 4 system. It’s a significant improvement over the 2023 model, which stopped at an 8-inch touchscreen system with Sync 3. 

The new 2024 Ford Mustang GT ditches the 2023 model's styling for big screens with Sync 4.
An S650’s new interior | Ford

However, TrueCar says the screen is so expansive that accessing the right side of the unit could be tricky from the driver seat. Still, the new Sync 4-equipped unit blends into a 12.4-inch customizable instrument cluster. Better yet, if the new Ford Mustang is too modern for fans, the cluster supports a nostalgic Fox Body mode, which imitates the third-gen Mustang’s aesthetics. 

Is it easy to drift a Mustang?

Ford Mustang GTs are rear-wheel drive (RWD) with powerful engines up front; it’s the right recipe for a drift car. It doesn’t take much to instigate a slide with throttle input from a 480-horsepower V8. 

However, the easiest means to drift a Ford pony car is the new “drift stick.” Ford says the Performance Electronic Parking Brake will allow fans to drift the new model with ease. 

How powerful is the 2023 Ford Mustang GT?

The 2023 Ford Mustang GT produces 450 horsepower courtesy of a naturally aspirated 5.0L Coyote V8 engine. However, the drop from the 460-horsepower output of the 2021 S550 GT put the latest models behind the Chevrolet Camaro’s 455-horsepower 6.2L V8.  

Still, the new 2024 Ford Mustang GT bumps power output to 480, making it the most powerful GT in the model’s history. However, the power isn’t produced by a new mill or supercharger; the 5.0L Coyote V8 is back for the S650 GT. 

A 2023 Ford Mustang GT shows off its styling before the 2024 model hits the streets.
S550 Mustang | Ford
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Does the 2023 Ford Mustang GT have an optional MagneRide suspension?

While the 2023 Mustang Mach 1 packs MagneRide active dampers, the GT and GT Premium do not. However, the seventh-generation 2024 Mustang GT has optional MagneRide suspension, a Torsen limited-slip differential, and large Brembo brakes in the Performance Pack.