The seventh-generation Ford Mustang will be revealed tomorrow with V8 power and a manual transmission.
The new Ford Mustang will be revealed to the world tomorrow morning (AEST Thursday 10:00am) when the covers come off at the 2022 Detroit Motor Show tomorrow. To remind us of the imminently incoming muscle car, Ford has released another teaser video on its social media channels showing the new Mustang’s GT Performance badge on the boot lid. In a previous teaser clip we were shown a manual transmission logo and both teaser videos incorporate the trademark Mustang V8 soundtrack.
A graphic of the gear knob on the first video confirmed that a six-speed manual transmission will be offered, most likely alongside a version of the current Mustang’s 10-speed automatic transmission. As for the V8, we’re not sure if it’ll be a continuation of the 5.0-litre naturally-aspirated unit of the outgoing model or an all-new engine, but we don’t have long to wait.
Our previous spy shots of the new Ford Mustang taken outside Ford’s Michigan’s Flat Rock Assembly Plant suggest the proportions will remain the same, and it’ll use a dual-exit exhaust system. Test cars still feature heavy camouflage so there’s not much given away in terms of styling just yet. The retention of the current car’s production line suggests the new car isn’t likely to deviate a whole lot from the usual Mustang formula.
The current Mustang is the first in the model’s history to be sold by Ford in the UK. It’s now only available with the V8, with the Blue Oval canning the 2.3-litre turbocharged four-cylinder Ecoboost model.
Even after the reveal of the new Mustang, we may have some time to wait before sales start in Australia – the coupe could take until 2024 to arrive, which would coincide with the Mustang’s 60th anniversary.