Ford previews the next-gen Mustang's sound before its September 14 reveal.
We’re just two weeks away from a brand-new Mustang, folks. On September 14, Ford plans to reveal the S650-generation ‘Stang at the Detroit Auto Show. In an effort to drum up hype, the company has released a short sound clip showing off the car’s V-8 exhaust note. You’re gonna want to take a listen.
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The 16-second clip, published to Twitter, treats us to a start-up and a few revs before playing a short burnout and an acceleration run. The exhaust note sounds a lot like the current Mustang’s 5.0-liter V-8, if we’re being honest. Not that that’s a bad thing.
The familiar sound makes sense. While Ford has yet to confirm powertrain offerings, all reports indicate the 2024 Mustang will receive carry-over engine options from the current car. That means a naturally aspirated V-8 and a 2.3-liter turbocharged EcoBoost inline-four. Power figures are still up in the air, but the V-8 is expected to make roughly 500 hp.
Purists will be happy to know that buyers will still have a choice between a six-speed manual or an automatic transmission. Previous rumors suggested the possibility of all-wheel drive, but the latest out of Detroit suggests that, like all previous Mustangs, power will be going solely to the rear wheels.
Head on over to our master article on the 2024 Mustang to learn everything we know so far.
Brian Silvestro Road & Track staff writer with a taste for high-mileage, rusted-out projects and amateur endurance racing.