The 2024 Ford Mustang will try to revive the pony-car spirit.
2024 Ford Mustang Spied – Overview
Unfortunately, the days of brilliantly coloured Plum Crazy Challengers, Burnt Orange Camaros, and Grabber Green Mustangs tearing down Woodward Avenue are over. But they aren’t finished yet.
Here are the major highlights:
- Here’s what to anticipate from the next-generation Ford Mustang when it debuts next year.
- This new generation, codenamed S650, is expected to use existing engines but could include a hybrid option.
- The outside will likely look similar to our illustration, but the interior will be completely overhauled.
Next year, the 60th-anniversary Mustang will make its debut, likely on April 17th, when the first Mustang came at the 1964 New York World’s Fair.
We don’t expect the exterior design to change much from its current state, based on the camouflaged mules we’ve seen prowling the streets of southeast Michigan.
But, on the other hand, the inside will be completely redesigned, with a digital instrument cluster wrapping around a driver-focused infotainment touchscreen with additional buttons for basic operations.
It’s no secret that the Alpha platform of the Camaro outperforms the current S550 chassis of the Mustang. However, Ford intends to change that with the S650, the seventh-generation sedan.
Expect the turbocharged 2.3-litre inline-four to deliver roughly 320 horsepower under the hood, and a hybrid option isn’t out of the question.
We’ll be thrilled if a hybrid keeps the 450-plus-hp V-8s coming.
Likewise, we’ll be ecstatic if the GT500’s 760-horsepower supercharged 5.2-litre V-8 survives.
A six-speed manual transmission and a ten-speed automatic transmission are anticipated to return.
The new S650, like the current-generation Mustang, should have an eight-year life cycle, with performance variations added year after year.
However, those speedier horses may arrive quickly since 2026 introduces stricter corporate average mpg requirements.
Could it give birth to a street-legal Mustang GT3? Keep an eye out.