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The most recent teaser for the 2024 Ford Mustang gives us our first taste of the new pony car’s V8 engine. We won’t have to wait long to see the entire thing because it will be revealed on September 14.
According to this teaser, the new Mustang has a powerful engine. When revved, it emits a muscular growl, and there is a pop when the driver lets go of the throttle. The pony car appears to be doing a tire-squealing acceleration run near the end of the audio clip. The transmission appears to be capable of quick shifts.
A spy video from January 2022 revealed the new, V8-powered Mustang in action. The exhaust note on this prototype is also quite aggressive. We didn’t know for sure until now that the production version also had a lot of noise.
The V8 in the next-generation Mustang is said to be related to the 5.0-liter engine in the current model. It’s unclear whether the power output is different, but the audio clips suggest that exhaust tuning could be used to achieve a more aggressive sound.
Ford confirms that the 2024 Mustang will be available with a six-speed manual transmission. An automatic transmission is almost certainly available, but we don’t have any details on it yet.
The 2.3-liter EcoBoost turbocharged four-cylinder engine will remain available in the new Mustang. Again, no information is available about power output enhancements.
There are still rumours that Ford will offer a hybrid version of the pony car in the next generation. According to reports, the front axle would be turned by an electric motor, while the rear wheels would be spun by a combustion engine. As a result, the first all-wheel-drive Mustang would be available from the factory. This model is not expected to be available at the vehicle’s launch.
In terms of styling, spy shots tell us that the new Mustang retains the classic long-hood-short-rear-deck design as past generations. The styling for the nose might be more angular. Check out the renderings above for an idea of what we’re expecting.
Ford intends to build anticipation for the new Mustang in the months leading up to its release. A cross-country drive from Tacoma, Washington, to Detroit, Michigan, includes several classic examples of the pony car. Later, on September 14, the Blue Oval will host The Stampede, a shorter journey from the automaker’s headquarters in Dearborn, Michigan, to Hart Plaza in Detroit.
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