Even as the American auto industry emphasizes SUVs and EVs, muscle cars continue to hold a special place in the hearts of many drivers. That’s particularly true with the iconic Ford Mustang. In a time of rapid change in the auto industry, it’s comforting to see Ford continue to build and promote this gas-powered beast.
Ford is featuring the all-new 2024 Ford Mustang GT this weekend as the NASCAR pace car when all three of NASCAR’s top touring series compete at Martinsville Speedway in Martinsville, Virginia.
This new Mustang gives drivers the visceral feeling of a true muscle car with the new, fourth-generation Coyote V8 engine which delivers 486 horsepower and 418 ft.-lb. of torque. You’ll get that roar of the engine that many drivers love, but you’ll also be able to control it with the ability to close the valves to restrict the amount of noise made by the car.
The designers emphasized a low, horizontal brow across the front of the car, with the upper grille design shape influenced by the original Mustang’s 1960s design. The entire design is an attempt to stay true to the authentic proportions of the first generation and the results are impressive.
Mustang enthusiasts will likely love this version, though it’s very hard to top this beast.