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.
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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.
— Jim Farley (@jimfarley98) August 11, 2023