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For the seventh time, he stacked up. The new generation of Ford Mustang has finally been revealed, after being unveiled at an event in Detroit, USA. The famous pony car offers itself for the occasion a significantly redesigned design, a new interior, and even the embedding of the most powerful Coyote V8 integrated into a Mustang GT.

Presented in Fastback and Cabriolet body styles, this new Ford Mustang maintains an athletic coupé line. But the muscle car adopts a new front face, marked by a grille divided into three sections. We can see of course the Mustang logo in the center of it. The grille is surrounded by LED headlights as well as daytime running lights in three lines, to give the car a “meaner” look. Ford says it is inspired by the original Mustang styling from 1960. The body comes in eleven colors, including three new shades called Vapor Blue, Blue Ember and Yellow Splash. The alloy wheels are 19 inches in diameter.

A sporty rear face for this Mustang

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For others, the design of this new generation Mustang is marked by a tapered roof line, a shortened rear overhang and wide rear fenders. The rear of the car ends with a spoiler where an additional spoiler is placed. Under these aerodynamic elements, the Mustang retains its iconic lights, divided into three blocks. Four tailpipes are integrated into an aerodynamic diffuser.

Aerodynamics work on the GT version

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Speaking of aerodynamics, Ford says it has been further optimized on the GT version of the Mustang. The latter has a larger front grille opening, as well as two air intakes on its hood. The goal? Offering more power and better performance, of course! According to the manufacturer, these changes increase the aerodynamic flow.

The V8 engine can roar from afar

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A true automotive legend, the Ford Mustang must live up to its reputation. So the GT version is available with a traditional V8 5.0 Coyote engine, its power and performance are not specified. Ford assures in any case that this is about the most powerful V8 Coyote ever made for a Mustang GT. Detail that kills, it’s possible to make this big V8 roar into the distance with the key. Note that a high-performance version called Mustang Dark Horse was also announced.

A smaller, less fuel-hungry EcoBoost engine

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As for the transmission, the company with the blue oval continues to offer a six-speed manual transmission, as well as a ten-speed automatic transmission. The new Mustang is also presented with a small inline four-cylinder engine, the turbocharged 2.3 EcoBoost block. In any case, the driver can choose several driving modes, some of which are dedicated to drifting, driving on wet roads or even on the track. Finally, a mechanical limited slip differential equips the car, as well as MagneRide active suspension and Brembo brakes.

Two large screens in front of the driver

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Finally, it is probably inside this new Mustang that we find the most changes. The passenger compartment has been completely redesigned, it now has a double slab that houses the 12.4-inch digital instrument cluster and the 13.2-inch SYNC 4 central touch screen. It also leans towards the driver, for better ergonomics. The atmosphere inside is ensured by customizable lighting.

Customization options offered by the board

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Widely customizable, this cabin includes a slightly sporty steering wheel and leather seats, while the touch areas are made of “soft plastic”. In the largest versions, it is possible to opt for colored stitching on the steering wheel, or even for a perforated pattern on the center console. The cockpit still has a Bang & Olufsen audio system.

A release date in France has not been confirmed.

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Obliging a modern car, this seventh generation Mustang is loaded with driving aids. This includes in particular an intelligent adaptive cruise control with Stop & Go function, a centering assistant in the lane, the recognition of speed limit signs, an avoidance maneuver assistant, a braking assistant, and even a active system against holes.

The release date of the new Ford Mustang is set for summer 2023 in the United States. Its price has not been announced at the time of writing these lines. Ford also did not indicate whether French sales are planned, but asked its fans to “get ready” for the arrival of the end of 2023…

3 questions about the 7th generation Ford Mustang

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What engine for the 2023 Mustang?

The V8 engine resisted! In the country of Uncle Sam, the new generation of Ford Mustang is offered with a big V8 5.0 Coyote, the most powerful ever made for a Mustang GT according to the manufacturer’s statements. Buyers can also opt for a smaller 2.3 EcoBoost turbocharged inline-four engine. They also have a choice between a six-speed manual transmission and a ten-speed automatic transmission.

What is the price?

The rate applied to buyers of the seventh generation Mustang was not indicated by Ford at the time of the presentation of the car. In any case, it is necessary to distinguish the American price from the French price, because the pony car is generally more expensive in France. In addition to the ecological malus, the call price of the previous generation Mustang GT is set at €58,400 in France.

What release date?

In the United States, the new generation of Ford Mustang will be sold from the summer of 2023. No release date in Europe – and even less in France – has been determined by Ford at the time of writing these lines. The French branch of the American manufacturer, however, asked its fans on social networks to “prepare” for the arrival of the end of 2023.

to summarize

Introduced for the first time in 1964, the Ford Mustang is approaching 60 years in 2022. However, the history of this legendary car continues to be written. The famous pony car thus returns for the seventh generation, adopting a new design marked by a grille divided into three blocks, and a more aggressive look. If this Mustang retains the athletic silhouette of the sixth generation, its rear will be more sporty with a spoiler and an aerodynamic diffuser. Under its hood is still a 5.0 Coyote V8 engine, the most powerful offered in a Mustang GT according to Ford. A 2.3 EcoBoost turbocharged inline-four is also offered. Ford offers a six-speed manual transmission and a ten-speed automatic transmission. The interior is also designed. It has two large screens – one of which is 13.2 inches – facing the driver. This new Mustang goes on sale in the summer of 2023 in the United States. A release date in France has not been determined.

Quentin Gueroult

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