Ford confirmed at this time that the seventh-generation Mustang will debut on September 14.
The subsequent-generation pony automotive will seem at a particular occasion held as a part of the Detroit Auto Present. Ford is inviting Mustang homeowners nationwide to converge on Ford World Headquarters for a drive to Detroit’s Hart Plaza for a festive unveiling they’re calling “The Stampede.”
Extra Questions Than Solutions
And right here, you’re asking us questions concerning the automotive. We don’t know. Nobody does. Ford has stayed tight-lipped concerning the subsequent version of its longest-running nameplate. Commerce publication Automotive Information has reported that the 2023 pony automotive “is anticipated to characteristic carryover V-8 and four-cylinder EcoBoost engines” below the hood. They cite “two individuals acquainted with the plans.” However nothing has been confirmed.
The Mustang’s 1964 debut didn’t fairly kick off the muscle automotive period. Detroit had been shoehorning massive engines into automobiles that appeared too small for them for greater than a decade by then.
Nevertheless it did provoke a three-way battle that’s nonetheless raging between the Mustang, the Chevrolet Camaro, and a succession of Dodge muscle automobiles at the moment represented by the Challenger.
A Historic Week for Muscle Automobiles
That rivalry had an eventful week.
Dodge unveiled an idea automotive meant to push the muscle automotive class into the electrical future – the Charger Daytona SRT Idea. Full with an interpretation of engine noise for the electrical period, it tries to duplicate the spirit of the muscle automotive with out its conventional massive V8.
Response from followers is break up. Some welcome an method that may hold their love alive previous the heyday of inner combustion, whereas others insist that an electrical muscle automotive is a contradiction.
We’ve seen no indication that Ford will observe Dodge into the electrical muscle automotive idea with this newest Mustang. That, nevertheless, may create an attention-grabbing new period for the rivalry. Ford has appeared to be the chief within the electrification race among the many Large Three so far, with its F-150 Lightning electrical pickup and Mustang Mach-E electrical SUV (sure, it has Mustang within the identify. No, nobody considers it a Mustang).
Watching muscle automotive purists reply to a market the place Dodge appears to be the progressive chief and Ford and GM should still be defending the traditional V8 may very well be fascinating. We’ll know if that’s the place the rivalry’s future lies in a few month.