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2024 Ford Mustang EcoBoost Convertible: Real World Gallery

The all-new, 2024 Ford Mustang was revealed back in September following great anticipation, ushering in the next generation of the iconic pony car. While the Ford 5.0L V8 Coyote powered GT and Dark Horse have thus far garnered much of the attention, models powered by the Ford 2.3L I-4 EcoBoost will undoubtedly be volume sellers, as has historically been the case. For those looking to purchase a four-cylinder-equipped S650, Ford Authority recently spotted this 2024 Ford Mustang EcoBoost convertible driving around draped in Vapor Blue paint, shortly after coming across a base EcoBoost model and the more performance-oriented Dark Horse.

This 2024 Ford Mustang EcoBoost convertible gives us a good look at the new front end design present on the entry-level pony car, which features a distinctive styling treatment compared to the GT and Dark Horse. While sharper and more modern overall, the S650 also incorporates plenty of heritage elements as well, including the upper grille, which was inspired by the first-gen cars from the 1960s, as well as the familiar tri-bar LED headlights.

Moving down the side, we get a better look at the next-gen Mustang’s long hood and short rear decklid, a signature styling cue that also hearkens back to the model’s origins. This particular pony car is also equipped with the Performance Pack, as we can see from the Grabber Blue-painted brake calipers. There’s also an additional caliper on the rear wheel for the electronic drift brake feature. Out back, tri-bar LED taillights and a revised rear decklid round out the styling changes. It may look similar to the outgoing S550-gen Mustang, but the S650 is far more than a simple refresh, as Ford Authority recently reported.

In addition to the aforementioned painted brake calipers, the Performance Pack for EcoBoost models also includes a front tower brace, a Torsen limited-slip differential, wider rear wheels and tires, larger, 390-millimeter front and 355-millimeter rear Brembo brakes, and an optional MagneRide active suspension. A new Bronze Design Series Appearance Package is also available.

In terms of powerplants, the 2024 Mustang debuts a new version of the 2.3L EcoBoost engine equipped with the new Modular Power Cylinder (MPC) Engine Architecture, a new twin scroll low-inertia turbocharger, a dual fuel system, port fuel injection, and 350 bar direct injection for improved performance, fuel efficiency, and reduced carbon emissions. However, EcoBoost models are only available with the 10-speed automatic transmission, as the six-speed manual has been dropped from the lineup.

Regardless of which engine buyers opt for, the 2024 Mustang will prove more difficult for third-party companies to tune due to the presence of Ford’s Fully-Networked Vehicle (FNV) electrical architecture, which brings various benefits like over-the-air updates and much-needed cybersecurity to the iconic pony car, but it also largely locks down the vehicle from being tuned as well.

We’ll have more on the S650 Mustang soon, so be sure and subscribe to Ford Authority for more Ford Mustang news and non-stop Ford news coverage.

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Brett's lost track of all the Fords he's owned over the years and how much he's spent modifying them, but his current money pits include an S550 Mustang and 13th gen F-150.

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Comments

  1. Gar

    Outstanding
    Will the convertible top go down when driving at about 29 mph, like Camaro top does?
    Will the convertible top lower by pressing button on key fob?

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  2. Mrx19

    The new body style hasn’t reallygrown on me, however still grateful this vehicle still exists. Would have preferred a 7/8 size version and 10k cheaper for a GT.

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  3. Alan

    I’m more interested on if they improve the bone jarring ride quality. I had a 2014 V6 convertible that rode decently, but my 2022 EcoBoost convertible was horrible. Plus, it was cursed with the junk 10 speed automatic that they can’t make shift properly. I dumped the thing after three months of aggravation. I still think they’re great looking cars if they would just get the refinement better.

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  4. PonyBoyNomore

    4 mustangs in, and I have to say these last two generations are hideous. I stopped buying them and went to other vehicles since.

    Wish ford had not hired chevrolet cammaro ex designers for this one. Which is what they must have done to get such ugly designs. So terrible, feel bad for the mustang fans still in the corral.
    Great powertrain, ugly as sin body.

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    1. Montana

      Hey, really great of you to check in and share your new jar of sour grapes with us!

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    2. Phil

      I agree completely. Owned the last two generation GT convertibles, including the fabulous Coyote V-8. The front end is so ugly on the last two models, I can’t buy another. The pin ball machine dash is also a deal breaker for me. The transmission, clutch and bearing were also weak on both of the cars I had. The suspension was also scary under power. Fortunately for Ford, the tank like Camaro is even uglier. Ford should outsource the design.

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  5. Joseph Kosteczko

    Interested in the GT convertible with the 6 speed. I hope they do not drop that from the line-up. I have a 2010 GT 5 speed convertible and I am looking for the next generation as my next mustang…but want the V8, manual and convertible…

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