September 26, 2022

Ford has unveiled the 2023 Mustang on the Detroit Auto Present. Excellent news, it’s nonetheless received a V8, and there’s already a warmer model obtainable at launch.

With Ford’s greatest American muscle rivals all turning their consideration to electrifying their line-ups (Dodge has its EV Exhaust Word…), Ford has caught to its roots and shoehorned outdated naturally-aspirated 5.0-litre V8 engine up entrance, with all the ability being despatched to the rear wheels.

Jim Farley, CEO of Ford Motor Firm, stated: “Investing in one other era of Mustang is a giant assertion at a time when a lot of our rivals are exiting the enterprise of inside combustion autos. Ford, nonetheless, is turbocharging its ICE development plan, including linked know-how, opinionated derivatives, and hybrid choices to our most worthwhile and widespread automobiles – all within the Ford Blue household – on high of investing $50 billion in electrical autos by 2026.”

Unveiled on the Detroit Auto Present, the brand new Ford Mustang gained’t be obtainable till late 2023, into 2024, however fanatics shall be happy to listen to {that a} hotter, Darkish Horse, mannequin shall be obtainable too, which is Ford’s factory-built, track-day weapon. Extra on that beneath.

Now in it’s seventh-generation, the Ford Mustang is powered by a brand new 5.0-litre V8 engine (probably a revised Coyote engine) in addition to the choice for a 2.3-litre EcoBoost engine (once more, possible revised). The brand new V8 options twin air intakes and twin throttle our bodies for extra airflow and extra energy. There are not any official efficiency figures but, however Ford is angling this 2023 Mustang as delivering extra naturally aspirated horsepower than any Mustang GT earlier than it. You’ll be able to both go for a six-speed guide gearbox (our selection) or a 10-speed computerized shall be obtainable.

See also  Modified Ford Escort Cosworth with 500bhp and RWD Conversion

rear of 2023 Ford Mustang

Ford has seemed to rectify the previous-generation Mustang’s sluggish steering by quickening the ratio and lowering compliance from steering wheel to tyre; though which will make it more durable for proprietor’s to keep away from spinning whereas leaving occasions.

A typical Efficiency Pack offers the Mustang 19”inch wheels, a limited-slip differential, 19inch Brembo brakes and an valved exhaust system. It’s also possible to go for the MageRide energetic suspension system on the 2023 Ford Mustang, which occurred to be a standout possibility on the S550 Mustang. Oh, and Ford has launched an digital “drift brake” apparently to assist novice drivers hone their skills…

Interior on 2023 Ford Mustang

Inside, it’s all change. Should you had been a fan of conventional buttons then we’re sorry, as they make approach for the brand new digital period. There’s a 12.4-inch digital instrument cluster, which is linked to a different 13.2-inch SYNC 4 infotainment system and angled in direction of the driving force. The audio system are from B&O and sure will amplify faux engine noise into the cabin.

Ford Mustang Darkish Horse

Revealed alongside the 2023 Ford Mustang GT was the track-ready model of the brand new muscle automobile, badged Darkish Horse. As normal, the Darkish Horse mannequin will get MagneRide suspesnsion a Torsen limited-slip differential, an auxiliary engine oil cooler, a transmission cooler (for computerized gearboxes solely) and a lighter coolant radiator and higher followers. It additionally will get a entrance strut brace, rear Ok-brace, bigger rear anti-roll bar and beefed up entrance dampers.

2023 Ford Mustang dark horse side profile

Once more, energy hasn’t been confirmed, but when our suspicions of a 500hp place to begin for the 2023 Ford Mustang in on the cash, then this one is definitely beginning in an incredible place.


Changing the usual automobiles brakes are larger Brembo six-piston calipers and round these sit new staggered-fit 19-inch wheels (9.5J on the entrance, 10J on the rear).

Performance wheels on 2023 Ford Mustang Dark Horse

On high of the usual Ford Mustang Darkish Horse mannequin, prospects can possibility a Dealing with Package deal, which brings about stiffer springs, larger sway bars and wider wheels with Pirelli Trofeo tyres of Pirelli PZ4s, and a rear Gurney flap.

If a road-going monitor automobile isn’t your factor, you need one thing a bit of extra hardcore, Ford is providing prospects the prospect to purchase a Darkish Horse S mannequin, which is a fully-stripped out model with accompanying security gear and adjustable rear wing. You additionally get correct Multimatic DSSV damper and a pit lane spit limiter.

Rear of 2023 Ford Mustang dark horse

On the high of the line-up is the Mustang Darkish Horse R, which provides seam welding, a long-range gas cell, Ford efficiency wheels and approval for racing. This sits alongside the Mustang GT3 that Ford introduced just lately, in addition to the GT4 class. Fairly the line-up of Mustangs we have now coming in 2023!

New Ford Mustang pictures