2024 Ford Mustang GT: Is It the Best Update Yet?
Last year at the Detroit Auto Show, Ford showed off the all-new 7th Generation Ford Mustang for the very first time. We have gotten to see it at a couple of shows since then, but have not gotten to peek inside or video one… until now.
This 2024 pre-production GT model was still off-limits for me to get inside myself, but that did not stop me from filming as much as I could from outside the vehicle.
The new updated styling has been called a blatant rip-off of the Camaro, Challenger, and pretty much any other V8 RWD performance vehicle currently on sale. In person, I can say it is 100% Mustang. From the classic design elements like the long hood, fastback rear window, and short deck lid, this is a purebred Mustang in its most modern iteration.
Following in the current, industry-wide design trend of making larger and larger front grilles (remember the 2019 Camaro SS?), the 2024 Mustang does get an enlarged grille to help feed air into the revised and more powerful 5.0L Coyote V8 still lurking under the hood. In what is perhaps the last generation of the gas-powered pony car, this generation also gets a more-powerful trim that slots above the GT dubbed “Dark Horse”. The Dark Horse model targets 500 horsepower, but Ford has released no power numbers on this GT model yet. We do expect it to be more than the current GT’s 450 horsepower and 410 lb-ft of torque. We also expect it to be more than the current Camaro SS’s 455 horsepower and 455 lb-ft of torque.
Helping channel that power to the rear wheels is a six-speed Getrag MT-82 manual transmission in this GT. Dark Horse models get a Tremec TR-3160. The tires are staggered-width Pirelli P-Zero 19-inch, wrapped around some cool-looking black wheels. 255/40s up front 275/40s in the rear.
We didn’t get to sit in it, much less drive it, so we will reserve all our strong opinions for when we truly get to experience the car in all its V8 glory. We also do not have many details on it, so be sure you are subscribed so we can share it with you when it is released.
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