The new Mustang is edging ever nearer to launch, and Ford has geared up its preparations by announcing official performance figures for US spec models.
Three engines will be offered from launch: a V6, V8 and the brand new turbocharged four-cylinder Ecoboost unit, each available with a manual or six-speed SelectShift automatic gearbox.
The standard V6 comes generates 296bhp, while the new 2.3-litre four-cylinder engine manages 306bhp and 434Nm of torque. Developed specifically by the American manufacturer for the Mustang, it adds turbocharging and direct injection to the engine line-up.
Ever-synonymous with V8 engines, the latest incarnation of Ford’s iconic muscle car will feature a revised 5.0-litre unit that apparently benefits from lessons learned during development of the special-edition 2012 Mustang Boss 302. It tops the range, with Stateside customers having 429bhp and 542Nm at their disposal.
For the six-speed automatic transmission, Ford has fitted new steering-wheel-mounted shift paddles for drivers who want a bit more control when the opportunity arises, backed up by rev-matching downshifts.
UK price and specification details will be revealed nearer to the Mustang’s launch over here early next year. We’ll only be getting the EcoBoost and V8 engines, with a £30,000 starting price expected.