The current, S550 generation Ford Mustang Mach 1 hasn’t been around terribly long, having launched just over a year ago following an extended absence. However, with the next-generation S650 Mustang in development, it’s quite possible that the Mach 1 could carry on when that model launches in 2023 for the 2024 model year. Back in April, Ford Authority spies spotted what could be a possible 2024 Ford Mustang Mach 1 or Shelby GT500 prototype, and now, those same spies have come across what might be another version testing alongside the current Mustang Mach 1.
As was the case with previously-spied prototypes, this potential 2024 Ford Mustang Mach 1 is sporting a strange pointed hood, larger air intakes up front, a bigger chin spoiler, and some larger, sportier wheels and low-profile, high performance tires. However, these multi-spoke wheels are a different design than the ones present on the other prototype.
The same large, strange-looking “hump” is still present on the rear portion of the roof leading into the rear glass, while the pony car’s taillights are covered completely. However, we can see that this prototype has a dual exhaust with quad tips, as was the case with the previously-spotted prototype.
This is just the latest in a long line of S650 sightings, as we’ve recently seen leaked images of a purported base model and GT’s front end, while Ford Authority spies also secured images of the new pony car’s updated interior sporting a flat-bottom steering wheel and large infotainment screen.
As Ford Authority previously reported, the next-gen Ford Mustang is expected to debut in April 2023 prior to its launch next year for the 2024 model year. While hybrid and even an all-electric variants remain possible for future years, the S650 will launch with the carryover Ford 2.3L I-4 EcoBoost and Ford 5.0L V8 Coyote, as Ford Authority exclusively reported in late April.