In a matter of hours, the seventh-generation Mustang will make its debut at the 2022 Detroit Auto Show, and the hype is real. Earlier in 2022, rumors that the S650 Ford Mustang would be unveiled sometime in the year caused quite a stir. The rumors were confirmed when Ford CEO Jim Farley
According to eBay Motors, searches for “Ford Mustang” increased 14% since June 2022. And not only has that translated into more interest, but also more increased sales. The online retailer also said that sales of the highly sought Mach 1 trim have increased by 72%.
The vehicle has garnered so much attention that even the host of the Tonight Show, Jimmy Fallon, couldn’t wait to get his hands on it.
To ring in the new vehicle at the Detroit auto show, Ford invited a “Stampede” of Mustangs to drive from its headquarters in Dearborn, Michigan, to Hart Plaza. In just a short period of time, over 1,000 Mustangs registered to take part in the convoy, showing that love for the muscle car runs deep.
Obviously, the Mustang has been around for quite some time now, but it’s impressive that the model still seems to garner as much attention as when it was first unveiled in 1964. First conceived as a way for WWII veterans and teens of that generation to experience complete freedom, the Mustang name evolved into something that meant much more than freedom. From the streets to the track, the Mustang was always able to impress and outshine the competition, despite it being underrated by many.
The S650 Mustang promises to be something truly special, and likely one of the last true muscle cars that we’ll ever see produced without some form of electrification. From sound clips shared by the brand, we can tell that it will still be powered by a thundering V8 engine of the Coyote variety, which means 5.0-liters and likely in the neighborhood of 500 horsepower.
We’re very excited to see what Ford has in store for the 2024 Mustang, and will bring you all the coverage possible here on MC&T.