Leaks show a new Ford Mustang, and the 2024 model has an evolving look.
The long-awaited follow-up to the S550, which has the code name S650, has been leaked just hours before its debut at the so-called Stampede in Detroit. The world premiere of the seventh generation will start at 8:00 p.m. ET and will be streamed live.
The pictures were leaked by @cochespias on Instagram. They show a fastback-bodied EcoBoost, a fastback-bodied GT, and a convertible GT. The new four-cylinder Mustang, shown in gray, is just a little bit sharper than the old one. The front grille of the GT is more serious, and there is a heat extractor under the hood. Both the fixed-head fastback and the rag-top convertible have these design elements in common.
But there are some small differences between the ponies with V8 engines. The convertible seems to be a well-equipped GT with a six-speed manual transmission, black-and-white upholstery, keyless entry and start, a flat-bottom steering wheel, a digital instrument cluster, and a touchscreen infotainment system built into the same panel as the instruments.
The only picture of the inside of the coupe shows that the front seats are made by Recaro and have extra support. The outside of the car also has different wheels, blue brake calipers, black logos, black mirror caps, a shark-fin antenna on a black roof, and a black rear wing.
You can't zoom in on the GT badge because the photos aren't good enough. Ford recently hinted at a GT badge with the word "Performance" written on the line between the G and the T. The GT Performance may be related to the old GT Performance Package, which was most likely a package that made the car go faster. The $6,700 option includes a lot of extras, starting with a bigger radiator.
The list of upgrades also includes a K-brace, heavy-duty front springs, a strut tower brace, a Torsen differential with 3.73 rear-axle gearing for the manual transmission or 3.55 for the automatic transmission, unique chassis tuning, unique software tuning for the safety nannies, an upsized rear sway bar, a front splitter, a rear wing, a gauge pack, an aluminum instrument panel, Brembo six-piston front brake
We can't talk about the 2.3-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder turbo and the 5.0-liter Coyote naturally aspirated V8 just yet. In the meantime, here's a reminder that those engines make between 310 and 332 horsepower in the old Mustang and between 450 and 470 horsepower in the new one.