The Five Things You Need to Know to Start Planning Your 2024 Mustang Build

The Five Things You Need to Know to Start Planning Your 2024 Mustang Build

The wait is finally over – the Mustang is back and better than ever. The long-awaited seventh-generation 2024 Mustang S650 is set to hit the streets this summer, bringing with it some desperately needed updates in style and powertrain changes for those with a true need for speed. And if you're looking for the ultimate ride, you'll want to hear about the newest addition to the Mustang lineup: the 2024 Dark Horse. This track-ready beast boasts a sinister 500-hp Coyote V-8 engine, making it possibly the meanest and most capable Mustang yet. Even though all of this sounds great, we know your brain is already swirling with the thoughts of all the performance mods you'll throw into your 2024 Mustang build. Don't worry. We're one step ahead of you.

At Lethal Performance, we don't settle for stock specs. If you're like us and can't bare the thought of keeping your new Mustang 2024 specs at stock, you're going to need to know everything about the new pony car to get the best build in existence. Here are five things you need to know to start planning your 2024 Ford Mustang build.

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See what's in store for the 2024 Mustang in this short video.

1. 2024 Mustang Price

Before you start planning your 2024 Mustang build, you need to know how much it will cost. After all, you don't want to blow your budget on the car itself and have nothing left for the performance parts that will take your ride to the next level. So, let's cut to the chase: the 2024 Ford Mustang starts at $30,920 for the coupe and $41,945 for the convertible. If you're looking for V8 power, the price starts at $41,495. And for those who want the ultimate driving experience, the range-topping Dark Horse model starts at $57,970, packing a formidable 500 horsepower under the hood.

To make things a little easier, here's a complete list of the 2024 Mustang MSRP (manufacturer's suggested retail prices):

  • Mustang EcoBoost Fastback: $30,920
  • Mustang EcoBoost Premium Fastback: $36,445
  • Mustang GT Fastback: $42,595
  • Mustang GT Premium Fastback: $47,015
  • Mustang Dark Horse: $59,270
  • Mustang Dark Horse Premium: $63,265

2. 2024 Mustang Specs: Engine, Transmission & Performance

Let's dive into what every true performance enthusiast cares about the most: the 2024 Mustang specs. The 2024 Mustang S650 boasts a 315-hp 2.3-liter four-cylinder EcoBoost engine, upgraded from the previous model, with 350 pound-feet of torque. While impressive, it still falls short of the last-gen EcoBoost Performance's 330-hp. If you're looking to start with a base model, you might want to consider upgrading to a new exhaust and cold air intake to boost those 2024 Mustang horsepower specs.

The EcoBoost Mustang comes standard with a 10-speed automatic transmission, but the 2024 Mustang GT specs continue to offer a 5.0-liter V-8 with a six-speed manual transmission. The previous Coyote V-8 produced 450 horsepower and 420 pound-feet of torque, but the new and improved version pumps out 480 horsepower and 415 pound-feet of torque. With Ford's optional performance exhaust, you can boost output to 486 horsepower and 481 pound-feet, but the real power lies in aftermarket mods.

For the ultimate track-focused experience, the all-new 2024 Mustang Dark Horse specs take things to the next level. This beast is based on the GT model and packs a 500-hp 5.0-liter V-8 engine, connected by connecting rods from the 760-hp Mustang Shelby GT500 and a revised intake system. While you might not have to add as many mods to the Dark Horse, you may still want to consider what parts will help you get the most from your engine.

2024 Mustang

3. 2024 Mustang S650 Fuel Economy & Real-World MPG

Fuel economy may not be the first thing on your mind when it comes to the 2024 Mustang S650, but it's still an important factor to consider. Unfortunately, the EPA has yet to release official estimates for the 2024 Mustang GT or EcoBoost models. However, it's worth noting that the previous Mustang with the turbo four-cylinder and 10-speed automatic was rated for an EPA-estimated 21 mpg city and 32 mpg highway, while the last-gen V-8 sacrificed efficiency for added horsepower with an estimated 15 mpg city and 24 mpg highway.

Let's be honest, fuel economy has never been a strength of muscle cars, and the 2024 Ford Mustang is no exception. If you want to improve your Mustang's MPG, consider adding a high-flow cold air intake, cat-back exhaust and a performance tune to your build. These upgrades can help optimize your Mustang's performance without sacrificing fuel efficiency.

4. 2024 Mustang Interior

The 2024 Mustang's cockpit is a sight to behold, with Ford drawing inspiration from fighter jets to craft a truly impressive design. Although the Mustang isn't breaking the sound barrier anytime soon, the new model's standard 12.4-inch instrument cluster represents a significant improvement over its predecessor. The cluster is highly customizable, allowing drivers to choose from various gauges, colors, and even a "calm" display that presents only the essential information. The driver's display and ambient lighting adapt to the selected drive mode. We hate to say it, but the 2024 Mustang interior looks rock solid. Aftermarket interior upgrades will probably only be necessary for the most gung-ho enthusiasts.

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5. 2024 Mustang Safety Features

The 2024 Mustang S650 is more than just a pretty face; it's also packed with advanced safety features to protect you and your passengers. Even if you plan on pushing the limits with a supercharger or turbocharger, you can rest easy knowing that the car's specs are designed to handle the most demanding driving conditions.

One of the standout features of the 2024 Mustang is the Ford Co-Pilot360 suite of driver-assistance technologies, which comes standard on every model. And if you're curious about how the Mustang fares in crash tests, you can check out the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) websites for detailed information.

The announcement of the all-new Mustang 2024 was a major event and highlighted all the features we talked about in the article (and more). Check it out in this short video.

Learn about the heritage of Mustangs and how Ford crafted the design of the 2024 Mustang.

Frequently Asked Questions: 2024 Mustang S650

If you have any questions or want to learn more about the 2024 Mustang S650, check out the answers to our most frequently asked questions below.

When Can You Order a 2024 Mustang S650?

All 2024 Mustang GT and EcoBoost models will be available for order on April 17th, 2023. While the 2024 Mustang Dark Horse will also be available to order on the 17th, it may take longer than other models to arrive in your garage. So, if you're planning on getting behind the wheel of the Dark Horse, prepare yourself for a little extra wait time.

Can I Tune My 2024 Mustang S650?

Ford has designed the new 2024 Mustang S650 with a new encrypted electronic architecture, making it considerably more challenging for aftermarket companies to tune. However, it seems likely that larger, more well-known tuners like Whipple may be partnering with Ford to bypass the technology.

Is the 2024 Mustang S650 Gas-Powered?

Yes! The 2024 Mustang S650 may be the last of its kind. While many of Ford's competitors have steered away from gas-powered vehicles and are attempting to break into the electric vehicle industry, the 2024 Mustang remains fully gas-powered.

Give Your 2024 Mustang the Build You Want at Lethal Performance

Once the 2024 Mustang drops, you know Lethal Performance has you covered with all the performance mods you need to take your ride to even more exciting performance levels. We'll help you customize your 2024 Mustang with the latest and greatest upgrades to enhance its performance, handling and overall driving experience. We offer an extensive selection of parts from top brands and manufacturers to give you the best options available. Don't settle for average. Let Lethal Performance help you build the ultimate driving machine. Choose us and experience the thrill of a fully customized 2024 Mustang today.

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