2024 S650 Mustang Specs and Information

2024 S650 Mustang Specs and Information

Last Updated December 2, 2022 | Hamilton Schutt

The 7th-gen Mustang, codenamed the S650 generation, debuted at the Detroit Auto Show on September 14, 2022. While a lot of the speculation and rumors surrounding the new Mustang turned out to be correct, Ford kept some nice surprises under wraps until the big reveal. Here's everything we now know about the 2024 Ford Mustang.

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S650 Mustang Release Date

The 2024 Mustang will be available in the U.S. in the summer of 2023 when deliveries begin. We've heard rumors that you'll be able to order a 2024 Mustang as early as January 1 in Q1 2023.

2024 Mustang Engine Options

Bucking the trend of powertrain downsizing and electrification, Ford gave gearheads something to be excited about with the engine lineup for the S650 Mustang. The seventh-gen Mustang will feature two brand-new engines: an updated 2.3-liter EcoBoost and the 4th-Gen 5.0-liter Coyote V8. No hybrid or electric Mustangs were announced.

The 2024 Mustang's new Coyote V8 engine is projected to make 450 horsepower like the third generation Coyote. The first-ever Dark Horse performance series Mustang will be rated at 500hp. The new Coyote V8 is fed by a dual intake/throttle body setup to deliver better airflow, throttle response, and of course, power.

Ford didn't release any specifics on the new 2.3-liter EcoBoost or say too much about the next-generation Coyote V8. We'll add more specs as they become available.

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Transmission Options

Ford is ensuring the manual lives on into the next Mustang generation. The 2024 Mustang will come with Ford's standard 6-speed manual and optional 10-speed automatic transmissions. Mustang GTs with the manual transmission will get standard rev-matching, as well, which preserves engine RPM when the clutch is engaged.

2024 Mustang center console with manual shifter

New Mustang Design

The S650 Mustang features an angular, streamlined design emphasized by a steeper windshield, an elongated hood, and a flatter nose. It's not a major departure from the previous generation's aesthetic, but it's a sharp redesign that's more aggressive than its predecessor.

One of the most striking changes are the S650's slimmer headlights. Not only are they smaller and more rectangular than the outgoing S550's headlights, but they also sport a distinct triple projector layout.

2024 Mustang EcoBoost with view of tri-bar headlamps

The smaller grille is also a big change. The u-shaped upper grille still features the running pony emblem, just without a corral.

Ford raised the roofline slightly to accommodate taller occupants, but more specifically, racers wearing helmets. The added headroom will be a welcome addition.

As for the rear, we get the familiar three-bar vertical design for the taillights with a bit more separation. The fenders are also a bit wider.

2024 Mustang EcoBoost rear shot

2024 GT Model Differences

For the first time ever, the EcoBoost and GT front ends have unique designs.

Both the convertible and coupe GT's will get a standard hood scoop that adds more character to the front end. The GT grilles are also sectioned off for the two intakes that feed the new 4th-Gen Coyote motor.

2024 Mustang GT Driving Front Shot

At the back, there's extra room for quad exhaust tips, which bodes well for the return of Active Exhaust. But the most striking addition is that of a sleek rear wing that really ties the GT's look together.

2024 Mustang Interior

The Mustang's interior is getting a big overhaul for 2024, including a massive new dash cluster with lots of new technology. Here's a look at the Mustang's new "immersive digital cockpit."

2024 Mustang with the optional Performance Pack interior
2024 Mustang detail on the dash in front of the passenger seat
Recaro seats from the optional Performance Pack interior
Rear seats in the 2024 Mustang GT convertible

Updated Digital Instrument Cluster

The digital instrument cluster in the S650 Mustang is similar to the S550's digital dash cluster, but it's far from a copy. The new 12.4" instrument cluster blends seamlessly into the 13.2" center console stack. Each screen is housed by a single piece of glass.

2024 Mustang Full Dash

You could get the S550's digital dash in the Premium Plus Package or as the standard on the higher trim levels. But the digital cluster will be standard on all S650 Mustangs.

Highlights of the 2024 Mustang's digital dash:

  • Six customizable drive modes
  • Control over display colors, gauges, and ambient lighting
  • Cluster themes including Fox Body and Night Mode

Check out the features of the S550 digital dash cluster to learn about many of the drive modes and features that will be making their way to the 2024 Mustang.

Despite rumors that the S650 would run on the Android Automotive operating system, the new Mustang will use Ford's SYNC 4 infotainment system instead. This is the same system that's used in new F-150s, Broncos, and Mach-Es.

Flat-Bottom Steering Wheel

The all-new flat-bottomed steering wheel in the 2024 Mustang

Another notable change to the interior is the flat-bottom steering wheel. This wheel style provides more room to get in and out of the driver's seat, along with more knee and thigh space.

While the S550 Mustangs' button clusters were both on and below the steering wheel spokes, the S650's clusters are only on the spokes. This should be more comfortable and provide better control on the road.

Electronic Drift Brake

2024 Mustang's electronic drift brake

One of the coolest announcements during the event was the addition of an electronic drift brake. Co-developed with Vaughn Gittin Jr., Ford claims the new "EDB" can turn any novice into a drifting pro.

It differs from a traditional handbrake in that it doesn't stay up once you engage it. Instead, it bounces back down as soon as you let go, similar to a hydraulic handbrake in a drift car. Ford also said there will be two settings for the EDB: one for novices and another for pros.

The electronic drift brake acts like a regular handbrake when you're in any Drive Mode besides Track Mode. However, it still bounces back down when engaged. To release the parking brake, you have to push down on the brake like you would a parking brake button.

Packages and Performance Editions

Though none of the special editions Mustang fans have grown accustomed to were announced, Ford did have a pretty special performance edition saved for last.

2024 Mustang Dark Horse Wheel Shot

The first-of-its-kind Mustang Dark Horse was revealed as the first performance series Mustang of the new generation. The Mustang Dark Horse features dark accents and premium styling, as well as the best performance equipment. It's projected to get 500hp out of the new Coyote V8, along with a unique TREMEC 6-speed manual transmission.

Ford also confirmed the availability of the Black Appearance and Bronze Design Series Appearance packages for both the EcoBoost and GT Mustangs.

2024 Mustang Front Black Wheel

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As much as we do know, there's plenty more yet to be confirmed. We'll update this article as soon as new specs and information come out. Sign up for our newsletter and check out our social channels to catch the latest news on the S650.

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