Ford’s 7th generation Mustang has made a powerful comeback, surprising enthusiasts with its striking design and potent performance. While the Mustang Dark Horse with its 500hp 5.0L naturally aspirated V8 once dazzled us, Ford’s announcement that the Mustang will continue production with an internal combustion engine until April 27th, 2029, is cause for excitement.
The iconic trio of the Ford Mustang, Chevy Camaro, and Dodge Challenger, revered by enthusiasts, is experiencing a bittersweet separation. Dodge’s Challenger SRT Demon 170, limited to only 3,300 units, marks the final production year for the Challenger, while Chevy plans to bid farewell to the Camaro with the introduction of the Collector’s edition on several trims for 2024. As for Ford, the introduction of the Mustang Mach-E in 2019 initially raised concerns that the true Mustang’s legacy would be overshadowed by an electric family SUV. However, in a twist, Ford unveiled the 7th generation Mustang in 2022, assuring enthusiasts of the Mustang’s continued legacy until 2029.
The exterior of the 7th generation Mustang boasts a boxier front end with a hexagonal-shaped front grille, angular headlamps, and a more aggressive front bumper. Alloy wheel options range from 19″ to 20″, adding to its dynamic appeal. The rear features redesigned taillights, a blacked-out rear bumper, quad exhaust system, and a fixed rear spoiler exclusive to the Mustang GT Premium and Mustang Dark Horse.
Performance options include a 2.3L EcoBoost inline-4 turbo with 315hp, a GT model with a 5.0L V8 delivering 480hp, and the Dark Horse version with 500hp. The steering ratio has been optimized, and Ford has added features like automatic rev-matching and a hydraulic hand brake, enhancing the Mustang’s driving experience. The GT performance pack also includes a torsion rear differential and the line-lock system.
Inside, a twin-screen setup presents the instrument panel and infotainment screen, adding a modern touch to the interior. Automatic comfort seats come standard for the driver, with the option of Recaro bucket seats. The flat-bottom steering wheel adds a sporty flair.
The 7th generation Mustang stands as the most well-equipped and promising iteration yet, fueling anticipation for future updates until 2029. However, it’s a disappointment that Indian enthusiasts won’t witness the 7th gen Mustang’s grandeur on Indian roads unless Ford decides to return to India with a bang.
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