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2024 Ford Mustang GT Window Sticker Shows Horsepower Rating

Earlier this week, Ford Authority exclusively reported that the 2024 Ford Mustang GT – which was just revealed in September – will generate 450 horsepower from its naturally-aspirated Ford 5.0L V8 Coyote powerplant. That’s precisely the same output as the current, S550-gen GT. Now, Ford Authority has gotten its hands on a Monroney label – or window sticker – for the 2024 Ford Mustang GT, which sheds more light on the matter.

2024 Ford Mustang window sticker obtained by Ford Authority.

2024 Ford Mustang window sticker obtained by Ford Authority

This 2024 Ford Mustang GT Monroney label appears to be the very first instance of the sticker for this vehicle, and as we can see clearly at the top, it shows the 450 horsepower figure – the same as we reported a few days ago. This particular sticker belongs to a GT Premium Coupe model finished in Vapor Blue Metallic equipped with the six-speed manual transmission as well as the optional Performance Package.

As Ford Authority was the first to report in October 2021, the 2022 Mustang GT and Mach 1 models took a 10 horsepower and 10 pound-feet of torque hit to their respective outputs, which brought those numbers down from 460 horsepower and 420 pound-feet of torque to 450 horsepower and 410 pound-feet.

It is worth noting that this 450 horsepower figure applies to the GT only – not the new Dark Horse variant, which is targeting an output of 500 horsepower and sounds pretty amazing, to boot. As a reminder, the 2024 Mustang GT features the fourth-generation version of the Coyote powerplant, which utilizes dual throttle bodies and a dual air intake box. It can be mated to a six-speed manual transmission – which the EcoBoost Mustang is no longer available with – or FoMoCo’s 10-speed automatic gearbox.

Before we go, we will leave you with this bit: it’s possible that the power rating mentioned on the sticker seen above ends being slightly different once the seventh-gen pony begins production. We’re digging… stay tuned.

As a reminder, the all-new 2024 Ford Mustang is scheduled to launch in the summer of 2023, and will continue to be produced at the Flat Rock Assembly plant in Michigan.

We’ll have more on the 2024 Mustang soon, so be sure and subscribe to Ford Authority for more Ford Mustang news and continuous Ford news coverage.

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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  1. Randy

    Love the Stang in the pic. No badging, cladding, decal lingerie, or like b.s.. Just a musculature physique . “Nuff said”!

    1. Davido50

      They look amazing! Home run. Love it!

  2. Dave

    You always find the most details and stories Brett!

  3. John Doe

    If yall gonna play spoiler then go all the way and show the price also 🤷‍♂️

    1. J.P.

      You bet !!

  4. TC

    What an embarrassment if this pans out to be true!

    1. Davido50

      Embarrassesment? The longest running & best selling sports car in history w/new 5.0L Coyote V8 to boot! If anything it’s prob underrated.. even so NOBODY else is continuing development of modern sports cars let alone V8 ones. At least not the Big6. Embarrassment is that new Nissan Z car. Facts.

  5. J.P.

    Yes 480 H.P. to 450 ????

    1. DWH

      That window sticker had no EPA ratings which tells me it was randomly created for a test mule stating “This vehicle is not for sale”. These Mustangs are used for testing ending up in the crusher when finished. The EPA section being blank means the final gen 4 hasn’t been rated. Horsepower, mpg, Carbon emissions. The same applies to the crash test ratings. It’s blank. I’ll wait until Ford releases their actual numbers. I have a recently released S650 Ford full spec sheet for the EcoBoost, GT and Dark Horse that includes all the mechanics data and weight of the S650 Mustangs except horsepower and pricing. Why. Because Ford hasn’t finalized the numbers and it keeps people talking about the 2024 Mustang. If you remember. Ford basically shut down leaks before introducing the actual Mustang. The same applies to the horsepower. You can’t currently order one, so it Keep the S650 in the conversation like we’re having.

    2. Lealand

      Well, if the sticker is accurate it’s just a GT, why would Ford make 480 horsepower GT and a 500 horsepower Dark Horse? That would have been like a 500 horsepower GT and a 526 horsepower GT350 when the car was in production.

  6. Jim Farley

    Who cares? 450 or 500. Not a big difference. The majority of owners never or rarely reach peak HP which is at 7000RPMs on current coyote. Just be glad Ford is still making V8s and get one while you can.

    1. Davido50

      They are amazing cars! Thankyou Ford for continuing development of modern V8 & 4cyl Stang sports cars. 450 or 500hp doesn’t matter. They always have plenty of room for hop up. All my family buys is Ford vehicles!

    2. Gabe

      What? You think we buy 460hp cars and NEVER or rarely get it to redline? I think I speak for most of us when I say we see that full hp figure EVERY time we drive it – usually many times per drive but it depends on how I hit the red lights.

  7. Paul Tucker

    C’mon…..the window sticker also states Sync 3 with an 8″ screen. Are we to believe Ford are dropping the new interior? Or is this just a cobbled together window sticker using ’23MY information?

    1. Hunter

      Yeah, the 450 horsepower is from the old sticker as well. No way this is correct.

    2. Davido50

      Guy is trolling. It will be an amazing car even if has 450hp still. I think they waiting to surprise the press & sports car enthusiasts.

  8. James lovas

    Why would Ford drop the horsepower and torque. Stupidity , Keep your 550 Gt more HP , more torque and it looks just as good. I guess some executive is trying to get rid of the Mustang. Unbelievable . Ive owned a lot of Fords still do, but I think Im done.

    1. Davido50

      I think your a TROLL. Will have my order in for ’24 Gen7 Stang by Jan. Cant beat FMC these days!

    2. DWH

      With the new government regulations effecting café emissions and EPA requirements. Dodge had to pull the plug on their SRT Hemi vehicles. Chevy is dropping the Camaro. I own a Hemi Mopar and can’t wait to replace it with either a new GT performance or Dark Horse Mustang. I’m happy and frankly surprised that Ford is still offering a beautiful new V8 Mustang. Whether it has 450 horsepower or 480 in the GT. The Mustang is still a fantastic Sports Car. Ford is committed to the Mustang or they would have ended it like GMs Camaro. Your issue is the new government regulations. Not Ford. Between 2030 and 2035. V8 engines will be gone replaced by an EV or Hybrids. There is so much more to a car than horsepower. Looks, drivability, technology. The new S650 checks these boxes plus many more. I’m not sold on the horsepower listed on that “This vehicle is Not for sale” window sticker. Why. Because it doesn’t reflect government EPA numbers. That means the final engine numbers are yet to be finalized.

      1. Gabe

        From a guy with a gt with 45k on the odo, if you’re thinking about a Ford, and planning to keep it past the 3yr/36, I hope you’re also thinking about an extended warranty.

        Second mustang I’ve owned in 10 years. Also the second car I’ve ever owned that fell apart as soon as the warranty was over. Reliable, they are not.

        1. Jeff

          I also have a GT with around 45K and it has had zero problems. Now we have two useless data points.

  9. DWH

    This is for a preproduction likely used as a test mule (This Vehicle Not For sale) 2024 S650 GT. Notice the EPA numbers are not present which means the final engine numbers haven’t been finalized. The 450 horsepower posted is likely from a previous print copy. Only potential issue would be an problem with cafe and EPA regulations on the new Gen 4 Coyote where Ford may be forced to detune the GTs Gen 4 to hit the government EPA and Café emissions regulations. The 2024 Mustang isn’t due for release until spring 2023 giving Ford time to finalize horsepower and Café numbers. I’m still very optimistic we’ll see 480 in the GT.

  10. c

    That looks like a carbon copy of the 23 MY spec sheet. Doubt these numbers are final.

  11. Lars

    If you run the vin on this it comes up as a 2023.

  12. M K

    Was never going to be true, now proven not to be.
    Take this article down and learn from your mistake Ford Authority.


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