2024 Ford Mustang – This is a speculative interpretation based on recent spy photos.
Ford’s next-generation Mustang is on its way. We’ve seen spy photos and an up-close spy video confirming V8 power. Ford announced plans to race a GT3 Mustang in 2024, which means we already have several pieces of the next pony puzzle. 2024 Ford Mustang
It is critical to emphasize that this is an unofficial interpretation. Though the video is based on spy photos, we’ve only seen vehicles covered in heavy camouflage. While details remain scarce, some spy shots have provided a glimpse of what’s happening beneath, most notably with the Mustang’s face. As such, that is the central tenet of this endeavor. And, if the report is accurate, Ford’s pony car will adhere to the current formula. 2024 Ford Mustang
If one word could be used to describe this rendering, it would be clean. The grille is slightly narrower and with clear cues from the Mustang Mach-E, using body lines visible through heavy camouflage. It reverses the current Mustang’s frown, resulting in a more cheerful grille. It lines up perfectly with the narrow headlights envisioned in spy shots, implying that the lenses will gradually grow larger as they reach into the fenders. The current Mustang’s lower fascia’s sharp corner vents have been replaced by conservative rectangular openings connected by a lower grille that spans the car’s width.
We have yet to see the next-generation car unobscured by substantial coverings. However, we have seen thus far that the overall shape will be very similar to the current model. Dimensionally, everything appears to be identical, from the overall height to the roof slope and even the angle of the rear fascia. It’s safe to assume the new Mustang will take an evolutionary path, remaining universal enough to win over a global audience.
Will this, however, be sufficient to entice errant buyers in the United States? Ford’s pony car had its worst sales year in 2021, capping a years-long decline that saw the Dodge Challenger overtake the Mustang as North America’s best-selling vehicle. We have to believe that Dearborn executives are at least a little concerned about that. 2024 Ford Mustang
Ford Mustang seventh-generation testing continues. This heavily camouflaged prototype was recently spotted in Dearborn, close to Ford’s global headquarters. At first glance, it appears to be identical to previous prototypes, complete with janky dual exhaust pipes out the back. However, as is frequently the case, a closer examination reveals a few surprises.
We want to draw your attention to one of the few not camouflaged areas. This test pony is sporting new wheels, and we can’t help but notice similarities to the current Mustang Mach 1. Our spy photographer captured a few fleeting images of the Mustang’s shoes as it passed. A close inspection indicates the rear tires are 275s – the same width as Mach 1. Interesting… but hold on a sec. There is still more.
Behind those rear wheels are brakes that appear different from those seen previously on prototypes. The discs appear to be slightly more prominent, and the dual caliper setup is similar to what we saw last year on Mustang test mules. Although the Shelby GT500 is the only pony in the current stable with a dual-caliper setup on the rear, don’t conclude that this prototype is a next-generation GT500 or even a new Mach 1. 2024 Ford Mustang
System of Braking
We’re likely looking at a seventh-generation Mustang GT with a performance package tweaked. Such packages typically include wheel/tire and brake upgrades, and we already know V8 power will endure for the foreseeable future. A previous sighting captured a camouflaged Mustang singing its people’s song on video.
However, a throaty V8 is unlikely to be the only high-performance option. A hybrid Mustang is expected to arrive during the next generation. However, the new pony will likely launch with variants of the current EcoBoost four-cylinder and 5.0-liter V8 engines.
When will this occur? Nothing is official, but we anticipate a 2023 debut as a 2024 model.