As Ford Authority reported earlier this month, the all-new, next-generation S650 2024 Ford Mustang is set to debut next month at a special Detroit Auto Show event called “The Stampede.” The newest version of FoMoCo’s iconic pony car will represent more of an evolution than a revolution, but that isn’t a bad thing in some ways – namely, the fact that the S650 will retain V8 power and the option to purchase one with a manual transmission. Now, months after we first heard the Ford 5.0L V8 Coyote powerplant in a 2024 Ford Mustang prototype for the first time, the automaker is teasing that same exhaust note ahead of the model’s debut.
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The sound emanating from this video is once again coming from Ford’s venerable Coyote V8, but as was the case with the prototype we heard back in January, it sounds a bit deeper than the current-gen S550 GT. Whether that’s simply the result of Ford tweaking the car’s exhaust or if this might be coming from a higher-performance variant is unclear, but we won’t have to wait much longer to find out. In the meantime, Blue Oval CEO Jim Farley is taking questions regarding the 2024 Mustang, which he’ll answer on an upcoming episode of his new podcast.
We already have a pretty good idea what the next-gen Mustang will look like, thanks to a pair of leaks from earlier this year that gave us our first look at the pony car and its new front end in both base and GT form. Ford Authority spies also gave us our first look at the new Mustang’s interior, which is equipped with a new flat-bottom steering wheel, a new digital instrument cluster design, and a larger infotainment screen.
In terms of powertrains, the S650 Mustang will launch with carryover versions of both the Ford 2.3L I-4 EcoBoost and Ford 5.0L V8 Coyote powerplants, though at least one V8-powered variant will approach the 500 horsepower mark. A hybrid version of the S650 Mustang has reportedly been canceled, though it will likely be the last generation to feature an ICE-powered V8 Mustang, as Ford Authority reported earlier this month. The S650-gen 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.