2023 FORD MUSTANG SHELBY GT500 – Yesterday, in Hart Plaza in Detroit, Ford Motor Company officially pulled the sheet off of the S650 Mustang. The location was fittingly just adjacent to the GM Renaissance Center. At the same time, it was made official that production is targeted to begin in the summer of 2023 for a vehicle that will be available for the 2024 model year. With less than a year to wait, it has Mustang lovers wondering whether Ford would even bother with a 2023 Mustang, which would be the last model year for the S550 generation. If they did bother, it would mark the end of the S550 generation. As it happens, the answer to that question is unquestionable “yes,” but there are a few important qualifications to keep in mind. It focuses mostly on the current generation of the Shelby GT500 for the Mustang.
Owens said that it wouldn’t be a whole year according to the calendar, but the specific timeframe was not divulged. Ford is continuing to work on the production of the Mustang for the model year 2022. Owens said that there is an existing market for the S550 Mustang. “Supply is not yet here, but we are making progress in that direction. At the Flat Rock Assembly factory, which is the only location in which the Ford Mustang is manufactured, there was a nine-week production delay this year, compared to a thirteen-week delay the year before.
We just discovered that the Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 will not be produced for the 2023 model year, so if you’ve been coveting one of these cars, now is the perfect time to make your purchase. This practically implies that production of the GT500 will end after the 2022 model year, at least until such time as Ford may or may not introduce a successor for the S650 generation. Last but not least, we discovered that the Brittany Blue heritage color as well as the Mustang EcoBoost Coastal Edition have also been discontinued.
Ford is going to keep producing the Mustang Mach 1 for the 2023 model year, but they are going to keep delaying the production of the Handling Package during the winter months. This is due to the fact that the Michelin performance tires require warmer weather conditions in order to function properly.
According to Owens, the S550 Ford Mustang GT500 Heritage Edition has “somewhat greater volume” than the Shelby GT350 Heritage Edition did. This is due to the fact that more buyers than anticipated opted for the hand-painted stripes that cost an additional $10,000.
With the assistance of a dual air intake box and dual-throttle body design, the all-new 2024 Ford Mustang will be offered with an upgraded 5.0-liter Coyote V8 engine that is slated to deliver the most naturally aspirated horsepower of any Mustang GT. This will be the case thanks to the introduction of the Mustang GT. In addition to this, the manual gearbox will be a Tremec with six speeds and will come standard on the 2024 Mustang GT. On the other hand, a 10-speed automatic gearbox is offered as an option for a more convenient experience.
There is a version of the S650 Ford Mustang known as the EcoBoost, which is propelled by a four-cylinder turbocharged engine displacing 2.3 liters and is available to clients who are concerned about their fuel economy. Nevertheless, the only transmission option is an automatic one, which is a bit of a bummer. In addition, there are six different driving modes available for consumers to choose from, which allow for speedy adjustments to be made to the steering effort, engine response, gearbox, and electronic stability. Normal, Sport, Slippery, Drag, and Track are the modes available, in addition to a user-customizable configuration that may accommodate up to six distinct profiles. Last but not least, the 2024 Mustang GT and EcoBoost both come with an available Performance Pack that can be upgraded to include a variety of amenities that are tailored specifically for usage on the track.