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2024 Ford Mustang GT Convertible In Rapid Red: Photos

Since its official unveiling in mid-September, Ford Authority has spotted quite a few 2024 Ford Mustang variants driving around, including an EcoBoost base model, an EcoBoost convertible, an EcoBoost equipped with the optional Performance Pack, a gray GT coupe, a yellow GT coupe, a silver GT coupe equipped with the Performance Pack, a GT coupe painted Oxford White, another Oxford White GT equipped with the Bronze Design Series Appearance Package, and the higher-performance Dark Horse. Now, Ford Authority has obtained photos of a 2024 Ford Mustang GT convertible finished in Rapid Red.

In terms of exterior styling, the S650 looks a lot like the current, S550-gen model, but the 2024 Ford Mustang GT and EcoBoost models represent more than a simple refresh, with both sporting distinctive styling that makes each easy to identify from the other. The 2024 Ford Mustang GT is equipped with larger, more aggressive grille openings that are engineered to increase airflow, as well as new hood vents and a redesigned front splitter.

The new pony car is available in 11 different exterior colors – including Rapid Red, as we can see on this 2024 Ford Mustang GT convertible, which also sports a black soft top. Customers can chose from a variety of new stripe colors and designs, wheel options ranging from 17 inches to 20 inches, and three different brake caliper color choices – Grabber Blue, black, and red. This example is also equipped with the optional active exhaust.

In terms of powerplants, base 2024 Mustang models come equipped with a brand new version of the turbocharged Ford 2.3L I-4 EcoBoost engine, though the S650 EcoBoost isn’t available with a six-speed manual transmission, as that gearbox has been reserved for V8-powered models only. Ford hasn’t yet released official power figures for either engine, but as Ford Authority exclusively reported recently, the naturally-aspirated Ford 5.0L V8 Coyote in the GT will generate the same 450 horsepower as the current S550 model – an interesting tidbit that was later confirmed by a leaked window sticker.

Perhaps the biggest changes to the S650 Mustang have taken place inside the cabin, however, where the iconic pony car has been treated to a total makeover complete with a fighter jet-inspired cockpit sporting a flat-bottom steering wheel, a 12.4-inch digital instrument cluster, and a new 13.2-inch infotainment screen running Sync 4.

The all-new, redesigned 2024 Ford Mustang just wrapped up its validation testing, as Ford Authority recently reported, will continue to be produced at the Flat Rock Assembly plant in Michigan, and is currently scheduled to launch in the U.S. in the summer of 2023, followed by Europe later next year.

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

    Wow that’s a good looking car.

    I didn’t like it at first but once it starts growing on you it looks better and better.

  2. Lesizmorr

    The rear end design is silly. Looks like a 2022 backed into something and put a big crease in the rear. And the front of the Ecoboost version looks cleaner, less busy. Reminds me of the late fifties cars when more and more do-dads were slapped on the design. Ford had the Mustang right in 1964-66 and again in 2005-2014. I see too much Camaro in the 2024.

  3. Robert T Arthur

    I don’t like the looks of it. Before it was a tough choice between a Mustang or a Camaro. This makes it easier.

    1. Mortimer Duke

      Until you actually drive them. The Mustang is even better on the road than the internet. Camaro would do much better and wouldn’t be slated for cancellation (again) were it not so miserable to live with:



  5. Gary . Virginia.

    Good looking Stang. 👌 the rear is a little funky but we all have opinions and we know what they say about that!

  6. hot toddy

    still can’t get past those triple headlights, but I’ll reserve my judgement until I see the car in person. Hopefully Ford will do some sort of national reveal at local Ford stores as a peace offering in support of the platform for all the enthusiast who have seem to have been pushed to the back burner with the EV roll out.

    1. RWFA

      Think about it.

      If it really was back burner, this car wouldn’t exist anymore.

  7. No thanks

    They’ve really out-done themselves this time huh…looks more like a camaro than anything from these pics

  8. Gar

    Will the convertible top on the 2024 Mustang go down:
    A. Remotely from key fob?
    B. While driving at low speed — up to 25 or 30 mph?
    Thank you

  9. James

    The notchback convertible roof makes the S650 Mustang look better than the fastback. Is there a way to option a lightweight hard top to give Thunderbird vibes? Would look great. Also, wishing that we could see a 4-door Lincoln LS off a longer wheelbase version.


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