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THE 2024 FORD MUSTANG WILL HAVE A “RICHER LAUNCH MIX”

Higher Trims And Premium Packages Will Take Top Priority

2024 Ford Mustang S650 Performance Pack
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The 2024 Ford Mustang debuted last week at the rebooted Detroit Auto Show, in case you didn’t know. But customers will have to wait almost another year before even the earliest deliveries can be found in their driveways, with production not scheduled to start until “summer of 2023.” Hopefully that gives ample time for FoMoCo to scale up all of the parts needed to build them, as the plan is to open up the 2024 model year with a production mix that heavily favors the top trims and packages.

“I know where it generally goes with a generational launch. So it will be a richer launch mix, with higher Mustang GT, and you’ll probably see lower on EcoBoost, higher on the premiums,” said longtime Ford Mustang Brand Manager Jim Owens to MC&T  during an S650 Mustang backgrounder event.

The EcoBoost will see a lower volume of allocations for the 2024 Ford Mustang, and the GT will take over the majority for that model year. Additionally, we can expect to see constraints on the Mustang GT Performance Pack. “Performance Packs we are limited because of EPA and certifications,” Owens stated.

2024 Ford Mustang GT Remote Engine Rev S650 Coyote V8
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2024 Ford Mustang GT: Quick Details

Ford updated the 5.0L Coyote V8 for its arrival in the S650 Mustang GT. It now features two 80 mm throttle bodies and two air intake boxes, allowing two plenums to feed eight cylinders instead of just one. The result is an engine that can breathe in more air than before, which results in more fuel, and a bigger chambered combustion per cylinder that results in more power. Ford promises that there will be a minimum of 480 horsepower in the 2024 Mustang GT and GT Performance Pack. A minimum of 500 horsepower is expected for the first-ever Mustang Dark Horse package, which stands to be the most powerful and most performance-oriented Coyote Mustang ever.

2024 S650 Ford Mustang GT Performance Pack 2
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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, Ford 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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