As Ford Authority exclusively reported last October, 2022 Ford Mustang models equipped with the Ford 5.0L V8 Coyote engine took a hit in terms of output to the tune of 10 horsepower and 10 pound-feet of torque when compared to the 2021 model year. This decline was blamed on emissions requirements, but it was a disappointing development, regardless, as cars tend to gain power year-over-year – not lose it. Regardless, things are looking up for the forthcoming next-generation S650 2024 Ford Mustang V8, as sources familiar with the matter have told Ford Authority that it will approach 500 horsepower in at least one configuration.
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Given the hierarchy of the current Mustang lineup, it’s unclear if that means the GT or Mach 1 will get this specific tune, but either way, it would represent a significant boost for the GT and a decent increase for the Mach 1, if that particular variant is offered in the new S650 lineup. The 2022 Mustang GT is rated to produce 450 horsepower and 410 pound-feet of torque, while the Mach 1 cranks out 470 horsepower and 410 pound-feet of torque.
More clarity on this matter will be available soon, as the 2024 Ford Mustang is confirmed to debut at the upcoming North American International Auto Show in September, as Ford Authority reported last week. Just a few weeks ago, a pair of leaks gave us our first look at the 2024 Ford Mustang and its new front end – in both base and GT form, though an early mule was actually the first to wear that revised bodywork. As Ford Authority exclusively reported in April, the next-gen Mustang will launch with carryover engines – namely, the Ford 2.3L I-4 EcoBoost and 5.0L V8 Coyote – though hybrid versions of both powerplants remain a possibility for future model years. Meanwhile, the 2024 Mustang won’t look radically different from the current model on the outside either, save for some updates to the front and rear fascias, at the very least.
The interior is a different story, however, as it’s equipped with a new flat-bottom steering wheel, a new digital instrument cluster design, and a larger infotainment screen. The next-gen pony car won’t be available with any sort of all-wheel drive system, however, as Ford Authority exclusively reported in early April. The S650 Mustang will continue to be built at the Flat Rock Assembly plant, and is expected to have an eight-year life cycle, as Ford Authority reported last August.