The 2024 Ford Mustang’s 5.0L V-8 Gets a Big Power Bump | Daily News Byte

The 2024 Ford Mustang’s 5.0L V-8 Gets a Big Power Bump

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  • Ford has announced the official power numbers for the new 2024 Mustang.
  • The base 2.3-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder makes 315 horsepower and 350 pound-feet of torque.
  • The optional 5.0-liter V-8 ranges from 480 hp in the base GT to 500 hp in the Dark Horse performance model.

Ford is turning the wick on the Coyote V-8 in the new 2024 Mustang, with a naturally aspirated 5.0-liter engine set to produce between 480 hp and 500 hp in the redesigned pony car. The 500-hp figure is for Dark Horse’s top performance model, but even the base 480-hp 2024 Mustang GT will make more power than the previous Mach 1, which was rated at 470 hp for 2023 (it was initially rated at 480 hp for 2021).

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Mustang Dark Horse

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The revised V-8 produces 480 horsepower and 415 pound-feet in the base Mustang GT, a healthy upgrade over the 450 hp for the previous base GT. Adding the optional performance exhaust increases those figures to 486 hp and 418 pound-feet. The V-8 in the Dark Horse benefits from a different crankshaft and forged piston connecting rods, and its output is 500 hp and 418 pound-feet of torque. A six-speed manual transmission will be standard on the GT, with a ten-speed automatic optional.

Meanwhile, the base EcoBoost four-cylinder engine doesn’t change much from before. It now makes 315 horsepower and 350 pound-feet of torque. That’s 5 hp more than the previous base Mustang, but less power than the previous EcoBoost Performance Package’s 330 hp. Disappointingly, the EcoBoost Mustang also won’t be available with a manual transmission, meaning the four-cylinder car will only come with a ten-speed auto.

We don’t yet know pricing for the 2024 Mustang, but production for both coupe and convertible models will begin in the summer of 2023.

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