The 2024 Ford Mustang represents the first model year of the thoroughly redesigned S650 generation, and as such brings with it a whole bunch of new technology, like Sync 4 and remote control revving, among other features. Additionally, a V8 range-topping Dark Horse variant will take the reigns from the Mach 1 that will take performance up to a level beyond the GT. That said, every Mustang variant from EcoBoost on up will boast upgraded horsepower and torque, as the company has officially revealed each powerplant’s respective figures when running on premium (93 octane) fuel.
The next-generation Ford 5.0L V8 Coyote is slated to get a considerable bump in standard output, considerably more than Ford Authority previously reported, as those stickers were apparently from pre-production models with unofficial output listings. Regardless, 2024 Ford Mustang GT coupes and convertibles without the active valve exhaust will output a formidable 480 horsepower and 415 pound-feet of torque – the highest figures standard V8 figures in Mustang history. Examples equipped with the active valve exhaust will be slightly more powerful – with 486 horsepower and 418 pound-feet of torque on tap. All of the aforementioned figures are available for coupe and convertible variants and equally apply to the six-speed manual and 10-speed automatic transmissions.
The all-new 2024 Ford Mustang Dark Horse will boast a bit more power, as the range-topping performance trim is rated at 500 horsepower and 418 pound-feet of torque, making it the most powerful non-Shelby edition in Mustang history. Like the GT lineup, Dark Horse manual and automatic variants boast identical output figures.
|2024 Ford Mustang EcoBoost||2024 Ford Mustang GT Without Active Valve Exhaust||2024 Ford Mustang GT With Active Valve Exhaust||2024 Ford Mustang Dark Horse|
|Engine||Turbo 2.3L I4 EcoBoost||Atmospheric 5.0L V8||Atmospheric 5.0L V8||Atmospheric 5.0L V8|
|Horsepower (hp / kw)||315 / 234||480 / 358||486 / 362||500 / 372|
|Torque (lb-ft / Nm)||350 / 474||415 / 562||418 / 566||418 / 566|
“Every time someone gets behind the wheel of a Mustang, we know they want to feel that strong connection to their vehicle – and we’re just as invested in creating that bond,” said Suzanne Robinson, Coyote engine program supervisor. “With the increased responsiveness you get from the new dual throttle bodies, we’re wringing every ounce of performance we can out of our engine so Mustang enthusiasts can have that experience.”
Last but not least, the 2024 Ford Mustang EcoBoost will boast 315 horsepower and 350 pound-feet of torque, and as such will boast the most standard horsepower of any four- or six-cylinder Mustang ever. The Ford 2.3L I4 EcoBoost is essentially an all-new engine, as Ford Authority previously reported. These figures apply to EcoBoost variants without the active-valve exhaust, and based on the wording of Ford’s press release, examples equipped with the optional exhaust might boast more power. In any event, the company expects the new EcoBoost engine to deliver better fuel economy than the current generation model despite the bump in power. The 2024 Ford Mustang lineup will arrive in U.S. showrooms in the summer of 2023.