Just yesterday, Ford Authority shared a photo of the 2024 Ford Mustang front end completely uncovered, which gave us our very first look at the next-generation S650 model from that angle. However, that particular model is likely a base version of the new pony car, as we can tell by the wheels and overall lack of sportiness. Now, a new leak shows off what may be the 2024 Ford Mustang GT, and it’s quite a bit more dramatic than the previously-spied car.
As we can see in this newly leaked photo – which admittedly isn’t the best quality – it seems that the 2024 Ford Mustang GT, which is what this appears to be, will feature dramatically different front-end styling when compared to the non-GT version. The front air ducts flanking the lower grille, in particular, seem to be larger and more aggressive, and this model features twin bars in the grille that aren’t present on the base model, too.
A hood scoop and what appear to be GT badges on the fenders cap things off nicely, and provide a little hope for those that were disappointed with the somewhat simple styling of yesterday’s leak. While some like that particular look – likening it to the 2015-2017 pre-refresh Mustang – others found it to be a bit boring, which is understandable.
In recent weeks, Ford Authority spies have spotted multiple prototypes of the new pony car out driving around, including a likely base model, a GT variant making some rumbly V8 noises, a possible Mach 1 or higher-performance model, and the S650’s interior, giving us a good look at its new flat-bottom steering wheel.
Despite rumors to the contrary, the next-gen Mustang won’t be available with all-wheel drive configuration, as Ford Authority exclusively reported last week. However, two hybrid powertrain options could possibly be in the works – electrified versions of Ford’s 2.3L EcoBoost I-4 and 5.0L Coyote V8. As Ford Authority reported nearly a year ago, the iconic pony car won’t be ditching its V8 any time soon.
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Previously expected to launch for the 2023 model year, the S650 will now reportedly enter production next year for the 2024 model year, a detail that was recently confirmed by Ford’s vehicle director for icons and Ford Performance, Ali Jammoul. The S650 Mustang will continue to be built at the Ford Flat Rock Assembly Plant and is expected to have an eight-year life cycle, as Ford Authority reported last August.