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Muscle Car Demand Is Turning Back Up

2024 Ford Mustang Dark Horse Carbon Fiber Wheels

By now, we’re sitting within a significant shift in the automotive industry. Companies are doing away with big engines and pushing towards electrification. But, thanks to the success of the Ford Mustang Mach-E, fans of the legendary Mustang muscle car will continue to have access to the V8 for years. That said, as customers are seeing a slow death of the legendary V8 engines, a big chunk are opting for the option on the new Mustang as orders are beginning to ship.

2024 Ford Mustang Orders, Availability And Deliveries

The latest numbers are as follows: of13,000 or so U.S. orders already on the books for the soon-to-arrive 2024 Mustangs, a whopping two-thirds of those are for the exquisite 5.0-liter Coyote V8. Updated for the S650 generation Mustang, this treasure of a combustion engine is more powerful than ever before, with 486 horsepower from the factory as a baseline. Further, 1-in-4 orders (25-percent) for the V8 have opted for the six-speed manual transmission, proving that the manual is not dead yet, at least not when it comes to something as legendary as the Ford Mustang. Though Ford has stated that there is generally a high take rate for the V8 when a new generation of the Mustang is introduced, we’re sure reports of the death of ICE muscle cars had a part to play here.

S650 2024 Ford Mustang GT Fourth Generation Coyote V8 Dual Throttle Bodies
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In addition to this information, Ford CEO Jim Farley recently took to Twitter X to announce that the 7th generation pony car, including the EcoBoost, GT, and Dark Horse, are all scheduled to start shipping this week. That’s excellent information for customers waiting for information regarding the arrival. It was recently revealed that Ford has been holding all Mustangs after assembly to run them through quality checks. That comes as part of a move from the company to improve the quality of its vehicles after it had lost billions dealing with recalls just last year. Thanks to customer patience, they should be getting a higher quality product with fewer issues and more memories behind the wheel.

So, S650 Ford Mustang customers should be pretty excited; not only that, but we hope this wide success of the V8 continues as it’s an exquisite engine with not one but two throttle body inductions and a dual intake that sucks in air through the distinctive openings at both sides of the grille. This means plenty of power, room for more, and up to code with current emission standards. We look forward to seeing the pony car on the road, and it will turn some heads.

Written by Zac Quinn

Zac's love for cars started at a young age, after seeing the popular Eleanor from Gone In 60 Seconds. From there, fascination and enthusiasm blossomed and to this day the Ford Mustang remains a favorite. His first job started out detailing cars, but also provided the opportunity to work on restoration including an 1968 Ford Mustang, Pontiac Firebird, and a C3 Corvette, though he left that job before further work and experience could be had. From there, he was a detailer at a car dealership before quitting that job to try and finish college.

Much of his free time while studying was spent watching YouTube videos regarding new cars, or off-roading. 4WD247 is a personal favorite channel which rekindled a dying flame in car enthusiasm, now tailored towards trucks and SUVs and the fun that can be had building up an overlanding rig, and going on adventures, though, that chapter remains unwritten for the time being.

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