Ford Reveals 2024 Mustang Power Plant Options

Ford has revealed the available power plants for the all-new, seventh-generation 2024 Mustang, including the 500-horsepower Mustang Dark Horse, the automaker announced.

“Mustang has always pushed the envelope. From Mustang GT to Dark Horse, this is our best 5.0-liter V8 yet. It’s naturally aspirated awesomeness,” said Ed Krenz, Mustang chief engineer. “And Mustang EcoBoost fans are also getting a boost in power to make every Mustang more fun and visceral to drive.”

For power, the Mustang Dark Horse features a uniquely engineered, fourth-generation 5.0-liter Coyote V8 engine with 500 horsepower and 418 ft.-lb. of torque to set a new benchmark for Mustang street and track performance, and the most powerful non-Shelby edition ever.

The naturally-aspirated Coyote engine was upgraded by Ford Performance to produce 500 horsepower, including a uniquely balanced crankshaft and forged piston connecting rods – the latter first introduced in the Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 – to handle higher cylinder pressures and piston speeds, Ford said. Mustang Dark Horse also sports strengthened camshafts for track-durability needs, including extended operation closer to its 7,500-rpm redline.

The Mustang GT is also powered by a fourth-generation Coyote V8 engine. The available active-valve performance exhaust system enables the Mustang GT coupe and convertible to deliver 486 hp and 418 ft.-lb. of torque.

The fourth-generation Coyote V8 features a dual intake and dual throttle body induction system that’s matched with structural improvements and upgraded oil pan, minimizing induction loss and enabling higher air flow rates, Ford engineers said.

For Mustang GT and Mustang Dark Horse, horsepower and torque ratings are the same for automatic and manual transmissions.

The all-new 2024 Mustang EcoBoost is available with an all-new 2.3-liter EcoBoost engine that produces 315 hp and 350 ft.-lb. of torque. Mustang EcoBoost also offers the optional active-valve performance exhaust system.

A.J. Hecht

A.J. Hecht is the managing editor of THE SHOP and host of the In Gear with THE SHOP podcast. Have an idea, a tip, or a question you’d like to see answered? Contact A.J. at ahecht@cahabamedia.com.

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