All-new seventh-generation Ford Mustang confirmed
Announcing the news via Twitter, Ford boss Jim Farley said the new seventh-generation pony car will be revealed on 14 September. “It’s a stunning car and I’m excited to share it with the world,” he said.
Looks like it’s getting a manual gearbox, too. Because Farley’s tweet included the hashtag #SaveTheManuals, while the short, seven-second clip included a little logo of a six-speed gearbox.
Pair that with a V8, and you’ve got a Good Recipe. Indeed we found the current car – the first one to have officially landed in the UK – “not sophisticated, but enormously good fun”. The current car is offered with Ford’s 444bhp 5.0-litre V8 alongside a 2.3-litre four-pot, while there’s the option of a manual or a ten-speed automatic built by Ford itself.
Ford’s been going through a little transformation of late of course, with its enormous push into electrification. The Mustang badge now also lives on the back of an electric crossover. Looks like the ‘classic’ pony car’s not bowing out gracefully just yet…
TEXT Vijay Pattni