2024 Ford Mustang prototype caught in new spy photos

This appears to be the S650, perhaps even in production-intent bodywork

A next-generation Ford Mustang prototype was discovered screening on the company’s development center today, providing us our first consider what ought to be the S650 generation of Ford’s famous horse cars and truck.

The current Mustang debuted late in 2014 as a 2015 version and was rejuvenated for the 2018 version year. Special designs have reoccured (RIP, GT350 as well as Bullitt), with the GT500 currently ruling the Mustang roost. The intro of a high-output supercharged Shelby has actually recently been an excellent indicator that advancement on a certain Mustang phase is coming to a close. Because the GT500 has actually been here for a couple model years, that’s a solid sign that we’re due for an overhaul. It was originally rumored ahead as soon as the 2023 version year, but given the evident state of completion of this prototype, we’re wagering it goes to least one more year away.

The camo on this model is substantial, but we can see the lines of a long-hood, 2 +2 sports car hiding under all that vinyl and also fabric. The huge front-end eliminated recommends the next-gen Mustang still needs to take a breath lots of air, which would certainly imply it’s very likely powered (at least partly) by an internal-combustion engine. This doesn’t eliminate hybridization, of course, or perhaps an all-electric variant, however we’re taking this as a sign that fuel will be the main gas for volume-oriented Mustangs for a minimum of the direct future.

Previous rumors have actually suggested more downsizing of the Mustang’s engine schedule as well as the prospective intro of both all-wheel drive and also electrified versions. Hybrids making use of the 2.3-liter turbocharged four-cylinder discovered in the base cars and truck as well as EcoBoost high performance designs, along with one based on what appears to be a version of the Coyote V8 have actually been suggested, as well as we understand for sure that Ford’s 10-speed automated, which is already utilized in the current Mustang, was engineered for hybrid applications such as the 2021 Ford F-150 PowerBoost.