Ford’s venerable Mustang nameplate has been around for almost 60 years and has become a cultural icon with the passage of time. Symbolizing personal freedom and passion for driving, the Mustang is a signature Ford product that delivers a uniquely American sports car experience. With the all-new 7th generation 2024 Mustang, Ford seeks to deliver on all that has made the Mustang an icon, while also appealing to the enthusiast of the future.
Since the debut of the 6th generation Mustang, Ford has thrown down the American sports car gauntlet by leading sales in its segment for the past 7 years. Ford intends to maintain its status as the segment benchmark with the all-new 7th generation Mustang. With crisper, fresher and edgier styling and a fighter-jet inspired interior it’s sure to elevate the heart rate of all warm-blooded car enthusiasts. Internal combustion engines, key to the exciting and uniquely visceral Mustang experience, are all-new for 2024, displacing 2.3 liters for the turbocharged Ecoboost 4cylinder and 5.0 liters for the naturally-aspirated V8. Manual transmission lovers will be happy to learn that Ford is continuing the 6spd manual for both engine options while also keeping the 10spd auto option available for those that prioritize ultimate acceleration and lap-times over involvement. Open-air driving fanatics can opt for either engine or transmission in the new Mustang convertible. Regardless of your price point or desired driving experience and performance, there IS a new Mustang for you.
The all-new Mustang presents a cutting-edge interior, with a design sure to engage and entertain the driver. For 2024, the 7th generation Mustang features a 12.4 inch customizable digital instrument cluster that changes visuals depending on drive modes and is based on the same Unreal Engine 3D creation tool currently used in animating video games. This new interface allows the driver to display whatever information is desired, allowing a personalized selection of colors, classic-looking Mustang gauges or even a ‘calm’ screen with only minimal details displayed. One can spec the all-new Mustang with a 13.2 inch SYNC 4 center stack that sits behind a single piece of integrated glass, flowing seamlessly into the instrument cluster. Apple Car Play & Android Auto are fully compatible with Sync 4, & the available B&O sound system optimizes the acoustics of the Mustang’s interior for the ultimate auditory experience. The all-new interior design incorporates a race-inspired flat-bottomed steering wheel and a variety of material and color options, ranging from cloth to synthetic leather. A leather-wrapped wheel and leather seat inserts are available on upscale trims. An innovative feature, exclusive to the all-new Mustang, is the Remote Rev key fob which can rev the engine without the driver being in the vehicle. Neat!
Instantly recognizable as a Mustang yet edgier and more chiseled than before, the gen 7 ‘Stang combines heritage design cues with modern sporty sensibilities into one hot package. The upper grille design shape is inspired by the original 1964.5 Mustang, yet differs depending on engine choice: V8 Mustangs will now feature larger, more aggressive grille openings engineered to allow increased airflow, reflecting the increase in power and performance versus their 4cylinders counterparts. All Mustangs have unique styling cues that deliver on their promise of Mustang Performance, with Tri-Bar LED headlamps continuing the Mustang’s classic lighting signature, a sleek roofline, and wider rear fenders and sculpting that signify the power put to the ground through the rear wheels. Convertibles, a staple of the Mustang breed, offer one-touch activation to drop the top with a single-handle center latch opening and closing the fully lined and insulated fabric roof, making it easy and fun to drop the top. 11 exterior colors are offered with 2 all-new shades, Vapor Blue & Yellow splash. Stripes can be spec’d in all new designs and 3 different colors can be optioned for the Brembo brake calipers- Black, Red or Grabber Blue. 17, 19 and 20inch wheels are offered, all with new designs for the 2024 model year. Further customization is being offered to the consumer with the new for 2024 Mustang Design Series.
Mustang’s need not only look the part and deliver cutting-edge tech, but have to offer truly exciting and visceral performance befitting a sports-car icon. Luckily, Ford is debuting the all-new 2024 Mustang with two all-new yet familiar engine options: a turbocharged 2.3 EcoBoost 4cylinder and a 5.0 liter Coyote V8. Featuring an innovative dual air intake box and dual-throttle body design, the 5.0 liter V8 is set to deliver the most horsepower of any Mustang GT, ever. Ford gives the consumer the option to mate either engine to the 6spd manual transmission for the ultimate in driver involvement, or the highly-adaptive 10spd automatic that can almost instantaneously reconfigure its shift patterns to match the selected drive mode. Speaking of drive modes, the new Mustang offers plenty of them – drivers can quickly adjust steering effort, engine response, transmission and stability control settings through 6 different Drive Modes to tailor the desired experience precisely. Driver Modes include Normal, Sport, Slippery, Drag, and Track plus a customizable setting with up to six individual profiles. Selecting each mode brings a corresponding change for the graphics in the digital instrument cluster, which each mode being brought to life with high resolution graphics. The Performance Pack, available on both Ecoboost and GT trims, adds track-focused features, including a front Tower Brace, Torsen Limited Slip differential and optional MagneRide active suspension and optional Recaro seats and active exhaust systems. Additionally, the Performance Pack brings wider rear wheels and tires, and larger, 390-millimeter front and 355-millimeter rear, Brembo brakes. The GT Performance Pack adds track-friendly brake ducts for more enhanced cooling and a standard auxiliary engine oil cooler. Quicker steering ratios accompany the improved braking and superior straight liner acceleration to add to the exhilarating performance provided by all Mustangs. 2024 Mustangs feature a unique and innovative segment-first electronic drift brake. Known as the Performance Electronic Parking Brake, it comes standard with the Performance Pack on all Mustang models to unlocking the rear-wheel-drive drifting capability of Mustang and surely bring a smile to the face of whoever utilizes it.
If you’re as excited for the all-new 7th generation 2024 Ford Mustang as we are here at Limited Slip Blog, then you’ll want to know that the all-new Mustang goes on sale in the U.S. starting in the summer of 2023. Only time knows if the 7th generation Mustang will faithfully carry the legacy of the icon that is the Ford Mustang, but one thing’s for sure: we can’t wait to find out.
Categories: Debuts, Ford, Ken Wilson
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