2024 Ford Mustang set to redefine driving freedom

Featuring an immersive digital cockpit, more advanced engines and bold new styling, the 2024 Ford Mustang will mark the launch of the seventh generation of the popular sports coupe. It will feature the most powerful 5.0-litre Coyote V8 ever.

An updated version of the turbocharged 2.3-litre EcoBoost will also be on offer, with specific styling changes for both variants. If that isn’t enough, there’ll also be a Dark Horse special edition, featuring a specially modified 5.0-litre V8 and striking visual cues.

Back to the standard Mustang range first tough, where it’s inside, that the biggest changes will occur, with the most technologically advanced, driver-centric cockpit of any Mustang to date.

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The fighter jet-inspired space offers the driver two flowing and curved displays that can be quickly customised, with the whole setup based on the same Unreal Engine 3D software technology found in modern video games.

When choosing personalised drive mode settings, the car’s setup is displayed on the centre stack as real-time graphical renderings. Settings can be adjusted by simply swiping the graphic to rotate the car virtually in true gamification style.

 

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Inside the 2024 Ford Mustang GT

This digital instrument cluster can be configured to flow seamlessly into a SYNC 4 centre stack behind a single piece of integrated glass that’s angled towards the driver. An all-new race-inspired flat-bottomed steering wheel provides more space too.

Outside the vehicle, animated welcome lighting greets drivers as they approach while Mustang’s splash screens come to life while entering the vehicle. The centre console can also incorporate a wireless charging pad, with new overhead USB ports also available.

The available B&O sound system is optimised for the Mustang’s interior, , with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto on tap. On the outside, the new Mustang adds modern chiselled looks to its heritage inspired design.

Its low, horizontal brow across the front of Mustang’s signature three-section hood aligns with LED headlamps to create an aggressive front end, while its sleek roofline, broad sprinting stance and shortened rear overhang are a nod to the first generation.

An extended rear spoiler module houses new crisp signature tri-bar lighting and a redesigned diffuser for improved aerodynamic balance in the rear. Each model in the Mustang line-up carries its own unique front end.

2024 Ford Mustang Eco-Boost
2024 Ford Mustang Eco-Boost

The GT is differentiated from EcoBoost by larger, more aggressive grill openings, for increased airflow, reflecting the increase in power and performance. Aerodynamics are optimised with the addition of new hood vents and a redesigned front splitter.

Mustang Convertible continues its drop-top legacy too, with a simple, one-touch activation. A single-handle centre latch opens and closes the fully lined and insulated fabric roof. Its design, along with independent rear suspension, ensures generous luggage space.

On the road, the new Mustang delivers an even more exciting drive experience, with new and advanced engine technologies. It starts with the GT, powered by an advanced, 5.0-litre Coyote V8 engine, the most powerful naturally-aspirated version ever offered.

Ford will continue to offer a 6-speed manual transmission, while the 10-speed automatic transmission is also available, with the latter capable of almost instantly reconfiguring shift patterns based on drive mode.

For the EcoBoost model, powered by an updated, four-cylinder turbocharged 2.3-litre powertrain, there’s still plenty of thrills on offer. No matter the variant, on a twisty back road or track day, the driver can quickly adjust steering effort and engine response.

2024 Ford Mustang Dark Horse
2024 Ford Mustang Dark Horse

Tweaks can be made to transmission and electronic stability control settings through six selectable drive modes to create the perfect Mustang at any time. These include Normal, Sport, Slippery, Drag, Track and a customisable setting with up to six individual profiles.

Mustang GT’s with the manual transmission include standard rev-matching that helps hold engine RPM when the clutch is engaged to retain peak torque between manual gear changes, delivering even more precision, thrill and better refinement.

The new Mustang is available with next-generation driver assistance technologies too, including speed sign recognition, intelligent adaptive cruise control with stop-and-go. Auto variants grab lane centring assist, evasive steer assist and reverse brake assist.

The 2024 Ford Mustang goes on sale in Australia in late 2023. Pricing and further details will be available closer to launch. Ford Australia has confirmed the street and track-capable performance variant known as Dark Horse, will be available locally.

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