Just in time for Christmas, Ford wanted to make a small but welcome gift to Mustang fans by sharing more information about the new seventh generation sports car. In particular, the data on the engines that had not been shared at the time of the presentation of the new Mustang were disclosed. The American car manufacturer therefore wanted to satisfy the Mustang fans who wanted to know much more about this model before its scheduled marketing for the next summer.
And we can only start from the most extreme Mustang Dark Horse which will have the more powerful version of the naturally aspirated 5-litre V8. Ford is keen to underline how it is the best V8 ever created for the Mustang. To get to the fourth generation of its engine, Ford worked on several fronts. For example, it introduced a new camshaft and new pistons and forged connecting rods were used. The engine can stretch up to 7,500 rpm. These and other interventions have made it possible to bring the power at 500 hp (507 hp) with 566 Nm of maximum torque in the version for the Dark Horse.
Unfortunately, Ford did not want to share the performance data of the Mustang Dark Horse equipped with this engine. Given the numbers, the lucky ones who will be able to drive it will certainly have the opportunity to have fun.
The house of the blue oval didn’t just talk about the best performing version of its new Mustang. In fact, he also provided some information on the other engines combined with his sports car. There Mustang GTs will have a version of the naturally aspirated V8 of 5 liters capable of delivering 480 hp (487 PS) with 562 Nm of torque. Power that can rise to 486 hp (493 bhp) with 566 Nm of torque using a special exhaust system that can be requested separately.
The new Mustang will also be offered with the new engine EcoBoost 4-cylinder 2.3 liter displacement able to deliver 315 hp (319 bhp) with 474 Nm of torque. All engines will be mated to a 6-speed manual gearbox or a 10-speed automatic.
The V8 engines have a special exhaust system with closable valves which makes it possible to limit the noise produced by cars, especially when traveling in urban centres. Instead, the model with the EcoBoost engine can count on an exhaust system capable of enhancing the sound of the 4-cylinder. Unfortunately, still no information on a possible arrival of the new Mustang also in Europe.
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