The 2024 S650 Ford Mustang will be revealed at the Detroit Auto Show in mid-September, but so far, the finer details about the forthcoming next-generation pony car have been kept close to the vest. As previously reported by Ford Authority, the upcoming Mustang’s interior will receive an extensive overhaul, and will not offer any all-wheel-drive configurations in favor of a traditional rear-wheel-drive setup. The S650 Mustang will launch with the same lineup of gasoline engines as its previous generation too, but now, Ford Authority has learned from sources familiar with the matter that it will likely be the last generation to feature an ICE-powered V8 Mustang.
As a reminder, there are two V8 engines currently offered under the hood of the Mustang. The Mustang GT and Mustang Mach 1 harness Ford’s 5.0L V8 Coyote engine, while the Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 gets its power from the 5.2L V8 Predator engine, where it makes a whopping 760 horsepower. If the lifecycle of the S550 Ford Mustang is to be used as a template, then it’s likely that the Mustang V8 could survive until as late as the 2032 model year before it makes way for an all-electric Mustang lineup.
In the meantime, though, Blue Oval enthusiasts have a lot to look forward to from the S650 Ford Mustang. The eight-cylinder powerhouse it offers will likely approach 500 horsepower, gaining back some of the power it lost for the 2022 model year. It’s not clear if the Mustang GT or Mustang Mach 1 will receive this power upgrade, but that should all come to light soon. Recently, a leaked photo provided a glimpse of what may be the upcoming Mustang GT, giving a clearer idea of what the high-performance vehicle could look like.