Since the debut of the all-new, S650 generation 2024 Ford Mustang last September, Ford Authority has spotted a number of new pony cars out and about, in all different colors and configurations. That list includes a pair in different shades of blue – a GT finished in the classic Grabber Blue, as well as a Vapor Blue GT, too. Now, Ford Authority has spotted another 2024 Ford Mustang GT, but this particular example is painted Atlas Blue.
This particular 2024 Ford Mustang GT isn’t equipped with the Nite Pony Package, as it has regular trim and badging that isn’t blacked-out. The same goes for the wheels, which cover red brake calipers and give the pony car a more conventional look. Otherwise, this S650 is fairly similar to previously-spotted examples of the brand new model from the past few months, aside from its particular shade of blue paint.
That means that this 2024 Ford Mustang GT is powered by a revised version of the naturally-aspirated Ford 5.0L V8 Coyote engine, which produces 480 horsepower and 415 pound-feet of torque or 486 horsepower and 418 pound-feet when paired with the optional active exhaust. Buyers can choose to mate that powerplant to either the six-speed manual or 10-speed automatic transmission.
In terms of pricing, the S650 is more expensive than its predecessor, with increases ranging from $2,650 for the GT Premium to $3,650 for EcoBoost Premium models. That means the cheapest new pony car – the EcoBoost Fastback – costs $30,920, while the least expensive V8-powered model is the GT Fastback at $41,495.
Order banks for the 2024 Ford Mustang opened up back in late March – along with the launch of the build and price configurator – and production began at the Flat Rock Assembly plant in Michigan in early May. However, that process has been somewhat hindered by quality issues discovered during reviews at the plant, which FoMoCo is working to iron out before shipping the new pony car to customers.