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Next-Gen Ford Mustang Spied With Bigger Brakes, Wider Tires

There are dual calipers at the rear, and the wheels look similar to the current Mach 1.

The Ford Mustang’s seventh generation is still being tested. This well camouflaged prototype was reportedly spotted near Ford’s world headquarters in Dearborn. At first sight, it appears to be identical to past prototypes, with a full body wrap and janky dual exhaust pipes out the back. However, a closer examination reveals a few surprises, as is typically the case.

We’d like to call your attention to one of the rare spots that isn’t camouflaged. We can’t help but note a resemblance between this test pony’s new wheels and the current Mustang Mach 1. Our spy camera caught a few short shots of the Mustang’s shoes as it passed by, and a close inspection reveals that the rear tyres are 275s, the same width as the Mach 1. (leverageedu.com) It’s intriguing… but hold your horses. There’s more to come.

Behind those back wheels are brakes that don’t appear to be the same as those seen in earlier prototype sightings. The discs appear to be a little bigger, and the dual calliper configuration was seen on Mustang test mules last year. Although the Shelby GT500 is the only pony in the current stable with a dual-caliper arrangement on the back, don’t jump to the conclusion that this prototype is a next-generation GT500 or even a new Mach 1.

We’re most likely looking at a seventh-generation Mustang GT with a performance package that’s been altered. Upgrades to the wheels, tyres, and brakes are typical of such packages, and we already know that V8 power will be around for a long time. A prior sighting captured a camo-covered Mustang performing its people’s hymn on camera.

A throaty V8 likely won’t be the only high-performance option, however. A hybrid Mustang is expected to arrive at some point in the next life cycle, though the new pony will likely launch with versions of the current EcoBoost four-cylinder and 5.0-liter V8 under the hood.

When will that happen? Nothing is official, but we’re expecting a debut sometime in 2023 as a 2024 model.

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