The Seventh Generation Ford Mustang

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Bring the Muscle 
The all-new seventh generation Mustang S650 is here, and it is the meatiest muscle car that Ford has ever produced. The body work is entirely new as is the stylish and upgraded interior. The new "Stang" is offered in both hardtop and convertible versions. The base model has retained the standard 2.3-liter Turbocharged EcoBoost four-cylinder engine that boasts 315 horsepower. A 5.0-liter Coyote V8 ups the ante in the GT version with 480 horses, and Ford says both have been heavily revised to offer more power. 

History Making

Few automobiles have a history or reputation that can come close to the Ford Mustang. The legendary Camaro killer and Firebird fighter has gone through many changes over the years. In continuous production since 1964, the Mustang is currently the longest-produced car in the Ford lineup. Over the years the car has gone from a sporty V8, to the gas-saving Mustang II (1974-1978), to the fire-breathing GT, Mach 1, Boss 429, SVO and Cobra models. But now, seven generations away from the original WWII fighter plane named two-door, there is a new stable of exciting steel stallions coming your way that will bear the Mustang badge.

Last of the V8s? 
The look of this pony is meaner than ever. The GT variant has a more sinister "growl-inspired" aggressive visage and Ford tells us the 5.0-liter V8 is the most powerful naturally aspirated GT model they have ever offered. The V8's reversed airbox and throttle body are said to increase airflow. While the entry level S650 comes with a 10-speed automatic transmission, the GT arrives with a standard six-speed manual gearbox that matches engine revs as you shift gears. 

A Performance Pack is offered on both models bringing you race-ready goodies such as a Torson limited slip differential, a strut tower brace, a MagneRide active-dampening suspension, excellent larger Brembo brakes, and more aggressive and wider wheels shod in premium Pirelli rubber. 
There's also a very cool electronic "drift brake" function that looks like a standard emergency brake lever but when engaged, allows drivers to become drift masters and promises to get them into big trouble as they slide around corners. 

An all-new top-of-the-line Dark Horse Mustang is completely track-focused, bringing burnouts to the masses with even more power at 500 ponies and is available with either the 10-speed automatic or six-speed manual. Another interesting feature is called "Remote Rev." This offers the ability to use your keyfob to remotely start and rev your Mustang. This was no doubt designed to scare old ladies in parking lots when the muscle car suddenly starts up and revs, making thunderous roars from its throaty exhaust pipes. 

First Impressions

We had the chance to see the new Mustang recently though our time on the road with it was far too short. What can we say about piloting the all-new seventh generation Mustang? We think the V8 powered GT model we drove is the best handling Mustang yet. Cornering is tighter, steering is precise, and acceleration is remarkable. The 59-year legacy of this proud pony car comes together in a perfect package of V8 muscle, and it sounds glorious. We're sad that this may be the last of the V8-powered Mustangs. If that is indeed the case, Ford can honestly say its Mustang is a wild horse on one last stampede that puts a smile on our faces. 

As of this writing, the EPA has not released official fuel consumption figures but per gallon ratings for the EcoBoost model may well be better than the outgoing model that carries an EPA rating of 22 mpg city, 32 mpg highway, and 25 mpg combined.
Lead the Stampede 
The new seventh generation 2024 Mustang will burst out of its corral toward the end of 2023, just in time for Summer. According to industry insiders, the starting MSRP for the four-cylinder EcoBoost model will be around $30,000, while the GT with its Coyote V8 will be closer to $40k, and Ford has revealed that the starting price for the snarling Dark Horse will be $57,970.