Seventh-generation Mustang is here for hardcore enthusiasts who get goosebumps just by the mild growl of the Pony Car. The 2024 Ford mustang is here with a toned muscular look (the four-wheeler has been working out it seems) and tech-infused interiors.
Ever since the first Ford Mustang rolled out six decades earlier. The Stag has been the love of purists who appreciate the raw muscle power in cars. This will most likely be the last gasoline-powered Mustang and I can’t have enough gratitude.
The bodywork is now edgier and loses some of the contours, confirming its appeal to the new generation. Of course, the 2024 Mustang retains the attractive proportions of its predecessors, and that’s a big relief. The front end is inspired by the original Mustang with a more squarish aesthetic. That’s contrasted by the headlights with tri-bar LED elements and the three-bar taillights which are even more prominent now. The rear overhang is now shorter and the hips are slightly wider for that sex appeal.
The interiors are where Ford has taken the 2024 Mustang to the next level with a more driver-centric layout highlighted by the digital displays. The top-end trims get a chunky 12.4-inch gauge cluster and a 13.2-inch touchscreen. Clearly, Ford wants to attract generation-Z who have seen a lot of modern interiors in high-end games. That’s because the Forza Motorsport-inspired animations and user interface are pretty obvious. The driver can toggle between instrument panel designs with the option to get that nostalgic retro dials on the ’87–’93 Fox-body Mustangs.
The physical materials on the Mustang have also been bumped up with doors and dash wrapped in a leather-like material and inclusions like the sporty carbon-weave pattern for the trims. The plastic material here is laser etched so it’s superior in its own rights.
The 2024 Mustang will come in the coupe and convertible options – both available in EcoBoost turbocharged 2.3-liter inline-four or a Coyote 5.0-liter V-8 engine variants. The V8-powered GT versions are more powerful with the big front-end grille and intakes. The EcoBoost engine brings revamped fuel-delivery and ignition systems for better efficiency, higher compression ratio, updated turbocharger and other improvements.
The Coyote engine is one the most powerful on a Mustang yet as the V8 should be able to churn out 480 horses and 420 pound-feet of torque. The engine comes with a six-speed manual transmission mated to a robust dual-mass flywheel. One interesting feature of the seventh-generation muscle car is the ability to remotely rev the engine with the key fob for bragging rights!
Ford has not let a word out on how much the 2024 Mustang will cost when finally rolled out in 2023, but it should be more akin to the outgoing versions. The current base EcoBoost model is priced at $29,000 and the top-end trim goes for $57,000.