Will it be the last?: The seventh generation of all-time classics is born

The front end of the 2023 Mustang is less aggressive than the sixth generation. The grille is more massive and the headlights are smaller.

they call him “Stampede”, or in Spanish, scramble. The unveiling event that Ford presented this week in Detroit was named, The seventh generation of the precursor of the pony car, the classic Mustang.

The life of the sixth generation, born in 2014, has not been as long as it was successful, so some might think so Ford is trying to make an impact. To what extent will this decision be affected by the release of Electric Mustang Match EThey just know, but it’s undeniable that it “made a noise” in fans of classic cars that’s been around for nearly 60 years, finding a battery-powered SUV that goes against the spirit of the Mustang, with the same name.

All Mustangs in one photo.  Nearly 60 years of classicism leading up to the Pony Car concept, cars weren't quite as big as Muscle Cars in the 1960s.
All Mustangs in one photo. Nearly 60 years of classicism leading up to the Pony Car concept, cars weren’t quite as big as Muscle Cars in the 1960s.

What is this reality? Ford has decided to win the attention of fans of the American sports car model, with a new version of the Mustang, and they’ve achieved just that. Then it would be subjective if they were somewhat attractive, or if they matched a lot or not so much with the 6th generation lines, but that is always a source of controversy and also of habit.

The Car It is completely different from its immediate predecessor. The grill is higher and the air intake is much higher, The headlights have almost completely abandoned the slope of the inner rim, which is what distinguishes the previous two versions, and this accounts for much of the car’s image. they are now Three LED light blocks Which has a lot of stylistic association with the taillights. The hood is still long but not as powerful as before, although in the GT version it has an impressive air intake in the middle that gives the design more power.

The interior design is classic although there is a lot of screen surface, modernity can not be avoided
The interior design is classic although there is a lot of screen surface, modernity can not be avoided

in profile, The line of the rear windows is the opposite of that of the 6th generationWhere the upper line descended to copy the descending line of the ceiling until it met the waist of the main windows. Now it’s retracting, putting aside the classic and distinctive silhouette of the Mustang. It’s probably the back that changed the least, Clearly represent the well-known model.

The big change at home, where Three-spoke steering wheel, but with several screens, Both in the dashboard and in the middle area of ​​the dashboard. add Classic-looking handbrake, albeit electricSo it’s completely new. It has been designed for drift enthusiasts or sports driving whose controlled slip is an essential part.

Three copies of the new Mustang.  The 5-liter Coyote V8 and EcoBoost 4-cylinder convertible engine form the basis of the seventh generation
Three copies of the new Mustang. The 5-liter Coyote V8 and EcoBoost 4-cylinder convertible engine form the basis of the seventh generation

The good news is that the engine is the same V8 that everyone who buys a Mustang wants to find. It’s the famous 5 liter displacement wolfequipped with a new electronic management that, however, does not change the characteristic sound of the model.

But the new Mustang will also have the engine EcoBoost 2.3L 4-Cylinder EngineAlthough exact values ​​have not been announced, it was emphasized in the presentation that both thrusters, 8 and 4 cylinders, have more power than their predecessors and this means that The Coyote can exceed 500 hp and the EcoBoost will be above 300 hp. Either way, the 2023 Mustang will come with two transmission options, 6-speed manual gearbox and 10-speed automatic.

The most extreme Mustang will be the Dark Horse, with a paint treatment that changes tones and brightness with light, and a 500-horsepower engine and 6-speed manual gearbox.
The most extreme Mustang will be the Dark Horse, with a paint treatment that changes tones and brightness with light, and a 500-horsepower engine and 6-speed manual gearbox.

Finally, the extreme extreme version is revealed, which is called Dark Horse. It is a series with an aesthetic configuration with specific paint finishes, which will only have a motor V8 wolf and manual box.

Being different from other Mustangs is Ford’s bet. He’s already done that with the electric and now he’s enhancing it with an “oil tanker” before, adapting to the current era in design and equipment. Will it be the last V8 or will there be an 8th generation?

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