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New 2023 Ford Mustang

Seventh generation keeps V8 and manual gearbox

The new seventh generation Mustang has arrived, with a meaner look, and a more powerful 5.0-litre ‘Coyote’ V8. But could be the last with expensive fuels, EVs and governing bodies coming down on combustion power.

Under the bonnet still though you’ll get reworked versions the 2.3-litre Ecoboost turbo four-cylinder and, the 5.0-litre V8.

Ford Mustang GT 2023 front quarter static high 


The V8 gets better air flow with dual air intakes and dual throttle bodies, delivering more naturally aspirated horsepower than any Mustang GT before it. The 2.3-litre turbo has been comprehensively updated with a new bore and stroke design and a fresh turbo.

Both come with a six-speed manual or the option of Ford’s 10-speed automatic, which is standard for the 2.3-litre Ecoboost.

Performance figures have yet to be released, but the fastest V8 version is tipped to launch from 0-62mph in around 4.0sec and top out at more than 170mph.

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This time Ford's designers have given strong visual differences to the V8 version from the Ecoboost.

Of the two, the 2.3-litre gets less angry styling, including a new grille inspired by the original 1964 Mustang lined by a pair of slimmer headlights, featuring new tri-bar LED daylight-running lights.

Meanwhile, the V8 GT, gets more aggressive nods such as a gloss black grille surround, a pair of nostrils within the grille that feed air to the new intakes.

Other changes include a new lower front bumper and a large bonnet extractor which vents hot air and channels high-pressure air from the front air intakes to reduce lift over the front axle. At the rear, the V8 receives a larger diffuser and quad tailpipes in place of the turbo four's dual pipes.

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On the inside, base models get twin screens, but better spec trims profit from a new 'continuous' screen combining a 12.3in digital instrument cluster and a larger, 13.2in infotainment screen running Ford's latest Sync 4 software. This new system is Capable of being updated over the air, and  allows a vast level of customisation that Ford hopes – along with the car's styling – will attract younger buyers. One example being the ability to switch the modern-day instrument graphics for a digital recreation of the 'Fox body' (1979-1993) Mustang's clocks.

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Underneath the new Mustang is vastly the same as the sixth-gen set-up, with its MacPherson-style strut front suspension and the independent rear suspension. Both mounting points and linkages have been stiffened and new springs and dampers added. All models have a Torsen-style limited-slip differential, and for the first time, in Track Mode a 'drift brake', that employs an electric handbrake to help coax the rear axle into huge slides. A line-locking burnout mode is also available.

A performance pack is available that adds grippier rubber, 20mm-wider 275-section rear tyres, Magneride adaptive dampers, larger 19in rims plus bigger Brembo six-piston front calipers and four-piston rear calipers.

Deliveries for the new Mustang will begin before the end of 2023.

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