2024 Ford Mustang GT May Not Get Power Up – Report | Rare Techy
Hoping for more ponies from the new Ford Mustang GT? US reports suggest you may be disappointed.
Ford Authority reports that the dealer’s window sticker indicates that the new Mustang’s 5.0-liter Coyote V8 engine produces 450 hp, which equates to 336 kW. The current Mustang GT produces 339kW in Australia, while the Mach 1 produces 345kW.
Ford has confirmed it’s aiming for at least 373kW of power in its new flagship Dark Horse model of the Mustang, but hasn’t offered any details on what the regular GT packs.
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Given that the sticker (posted below, first published on Ford Authority) clearly states that this particular unit is NOT FOR SALE, it’s possible that this early production car doesn’t represent the final 2023 production car.
Ford has previously promised that the new Mustang will offer better performance, better fuel economy and a faster 100 km/h sprint time than its predecessor.
The new Mustang is expected to arrive in Australia in late 2023. The current model has been officially withdrawn from sale, leaving Blue Oval showrooms without the best-selling muscle car for around 12 months.
The 2024 Mustang lineup is based on a version of the outgoing sixth-generation platform, which Ford says was the best fit for the car.
There’s the transfer suspension architecture, though some upgrades have been made, including new aluminum lower control arms and new trailing arms. The Magneride adaptive damping system remains optional.
According to Ford, the entire range features a new steering rack and quicker steering gear, along with a new generation of safety equipment, including adaptive cruise control, lane centering, adaptive steering assist and reverse brake assist.
Perhaps the biggest stylistic departure is inside the Mustang, with the twin-cover — double-brow in Ford parlance — dashboard replaced by a more linear unit.
Premium and newer models have a 13.2-inch touchscreen infotainment system and a 12.3-inch instrument cluster encased in a single housing, while base models have separate screens.
The touch screen runs Ford’s latest Sync 4 operating system.
Gone is the physical climate control, replaced by shortcuts at the bottom of the central touchscreen. There’s a single row of physical switches, including the hazard lights, while finally beneath them is a storage shelf that also includes a wireless charging pad.
All models feature a flat-bottom steering wheel, a first for a Mustang. Automatic models have silver-finish shifters. Like the outgoing car, the digital instrument cluster has a different layout for different driving modes.
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