Ford New Zealand has today announced the local pricing and specification for its new highly-anticipated seventh-generation Mustang.
Kiwis will be able to choose from three variants when the pony arrives in early 2024, including the GT Fastback and the highly-appointed Dark Horse.
However, it’s bad news for those who want to get their tan on as the convertible Mustang won’t be sold in New Zealand. Ford NZ also confirmed that we won’t be getting the four-cylinder EcoBoost version either.
The local line-up starts with the GT Fastback which will only be sold with a ten-speed automatic transmission and will roll off the showroom floor at a price of $92,990. For reference, that’s an increase of about $8k compared to the previous generation model.
GT buyers get a naturally aspirated 5.0-litre Coyote V8 that makes 362kW and 567Nm of torque, available with an active-valve performance exhaust system. The fourth-generation engine also features a new dual intake and dual throttle body system, as well as an upgraded oil pan.
You can have your new Mustang in Shadow Black, Oxford White, Race Red, Carbonised Grey, Grabber Blue, Iconic Silver and Yellow Splash.
For those wanting a bit more power and a more aggressive steed, the Dark Horse will be offered in two forms, including an automatic at $114,990 and a manual version at $116,990.
Under the bonnet of both is an uprated 5.0-litre Coyote V8 which makes 373kW and 567Nm thanks to a new set of piston connecting rods from the GT500. It’s up to you whether you go for the ten-speed auto or six-speed Tremec manual though.
Other Dark Horse additions include larger rear sway bars, heavy-duty front shock absorbers, 482mm Brembo front brake discs clamped by six-piston calipers, a Torsen rear differential, and staggered 19-inch wheels among other features.
As for colour choices, the highly-specced ‘Stang will be offered in two exclusive finishes including Vapour Blue and Blue Ember, alongside Shadow Black.
Online reservations are now open for each of the three available seventh-generation Ford Mustang models on the local carmaker’s website here.