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“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.” There should be more statements like this in press releases, especially on ones like these that deal with performance cars. We’ve seen plenty to do with the next generation Ford Mustang and by all accounts the visuals definitely show that the new Pony car should keep the sportscar among the top-selling in the world. Releasing them in right-hand drive markets was definitely a very good idea by the number crunchers and the men in white coats. We’ve been patiently waiting for new on the power figures that the model line will have, and that time is now. “Every time someone gets behind the wheel of a Mustang, we know they want to feel that strong connection to their vehicle – and we’re just as invested in creating that bond,” said Suzanne Robinson, Coyote engine program supervisor. “With the increased responsiveness you get from the new dual throttle bodies, we’re wringing every ounce of performance we can out of our engine so Mustang enthusiasts can have that experience.”

At the entry to the Mustang range we find the 2.3-litre, 4-cylinder EcoBoost engine and it has a healthy 235 kW on tap with 475 Nm of torque, which is the best power rating of any 4- or 6-cylinder Mustang to date. A rung up on the ladder we have the most popular model, the iconic 5.0-litre V8 powered by the 4th-generation Coyote engine. This one is also quite healthy in the available horses stakes, we now see the standard power at 362 kW with 566 Nm of torque. The first-ever Mustang Dark Horse, which is set to become an option in the model lineup with all future Mustang generations, is the most powerful non-Shelby Mustang having a brilliant power rating of 373 Kw with 567 Nm of torque. That’s a nice, round 500 hp right there.

Take a look at the YouTube video that shows off an awesome festive season surprise when the automaker released the much-anticipated power figures for the all-new 2024 Ford Mustang, including that absolutely awesome Dark Horse model that sees fitment of the company's most powerful 5.0-litre V8 powerplant: A Mustang Holiday Dinner | All-New 2024 Ford Mustang | Ford Motor Company

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