Ford’s Mustang tops the $100,000 barrier with the arrival of the new, seventh generation
Pony car.

The latest Mustang will be available in three models when it gets here next year:
EcoBoost, GT — and all-new Dark Horse.

Prices start from $64,990 for the EcoBoost fastback, with an auto and turbo four-pot.

The 2.3-litre turbocharged four-cylinder model offers 232kW of power at 5500 rpm and
475Nm of torque from 3000 rpm and is paired with a 10-speed automatic.

Next up is the V8-powered GT manual and auto, priced from $77,002 and $80,902
respectively, and dishing up 347kW at 7250 rpm and 550Nm from 4850 rpm.

The convertible with the same engine is available as an auto only and priced from

The big drawcard however is the V8 Dark Horse fastback, available with a manual or auto
and priced from $99,102 and $103,002.

There’s also plenty of options and option packs from which to choose.

A special edition limited to 1000 units, Dark Horse is the first new Mustang performance
nameplate in 21 years and will be available with a unique Tremec six-speed manual that
features a 3-D printed, titanium shift knob.

The seventh generation has a completely reworked interior and modern chiselled looks
which Ford hopes will appeal to a broader range of customers.

Its low, horizontal brow emphasises the overall width of the car, while the upper grille
shape is influenced by the original 1960s design.

A sleek roofline and broad sprinting stance are also true to the authentic proportions of the
first generation, while the widened rear haunches emphasise power.

LED headlights continue Mustang’s classic lighting signature.

Paired with a six-speed manual transmission or a 10-speed automatic transmission with
paddle shifters, the fourth generation Coyote 5.0-litre V8 has been revised with dual 80mm
throttle bodies and air inlets which work together to maximise power.

A dual-fuel delivery system works to deliver high-pressure direct-injection and low-
pressure port fuel injection, increasing low-end torque and high-rpm power.

The updated 2.3-litre EcoBoost engine is paired with a 10-speed automatic transmission,
including Select Shift capability and paddle shifters.

Updates include a revised exhaust manifold, revised twin-scroll, low-inertia turbocharger
with electronic wastegate, revised camshaft timing and integrated air-induction system.

Importantly, it delivers increased low-end torque and high-rpm power by using port
injection for low engine speed and direct-injection for high-rpm operation.

All models feature an active exhaust system with dial up volume.

Controlled via the steering wheel or centre-stack touchscreen, drivers can select from four
modes: Normal, Sport, Track and a Quiet mode.

A special team of Ford engineers, designers and experts worked for more than three years
to create Dark Horse, a street-and track-capable performance Mustang with striking visual
cues and the capability sports car lovers expect.

In Dark Horse the 5.0-litre Coyote V8 engine out an exhilarating 349kW8 and 548Nm.
New Mustang is available for purchase at Ford dealerships across Australia, with first
customer arrivals scheduled for Q2 2024.

About Chris Riley

Chris Riley has been a journalist for 40 years. He has spent half of his career as a writer, editor and production editor in newspapers, the rest of the time driving and writing about cars both in print and online. His love affair with cars began as a teenager with the purchase of an old VW Beetle, followed by another Beetle and a string of other cars on which he has wasted too much time and money. A self-confessed geek, he’s not afraid to ask the hard questions - at the risk of sounding silly.
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