Let’s not forget about climate goals. Here is the seventh-generation Ford Mustang, boldly holding on to traditional values, like the executioner’s five-liter V8 engine. Call now, while you still can.
Fittingly, fans were applauding when Ford released the electric Mustang Mach-E, but the new Coupé and Convertible in the race will soon calm the mood, to be replaced by positive excitement. After all, which manufacturer still dares to stir in public in 2022 with a sports car without a battery, apart from the main battery? The five-liter V8 is ready to roar and soak up a lot of petrol money, in GT and Dark Horse versions even aided by a dual air intake and dual throttle body to reduce induction losses. Either way, both variants make their serious intentions known in an unmistakable way via 19-inch Brembo brakes, differential lock and adjustable exhaust sound. Optionally, Ford fits magnetically variable damping and a ten-speed automatic transmission as an alternative to the six-speed manual.
The aerodynamically optimized Dark Horse takes things up a notch with stronger camshafts, a lightweight radiator with two large fans, an electronic brake and an oil cooler for the engine, an automatic transmission (if equipped) and a differential. The kit pays homage to the yet-to-be-revealed racing Mustang that will soon enter international competition at the GT3 level. With all that mutual respect, we have to admit that Ford equips the cockpit of its youngest horse with a 12.4-inch digital instrument cluster and a neighboring Sync 4 infotainment display that measures 13.2 inches. A clever engineer came up with the idea of putting USB ports in the ceiling to easily plug in a dash cam. Other innovations include over-the-air updates and the FordPass smartphone app, for example finding a car, starting it remotely or checking fluid levels. The system even provides 24-hour support in the event of theft. It’s impossible to imagine, because enthusiasts will dive like crazy on the new Mustang.