Ford has unveiled how much power its all-new seventh-generation Mustang makes, with its V8 power plant being the most powerful fitted to a GT model ever.
Starting with the top of the crop Mustang Dark Horse, it shares the same naturally aspirated 5.0-litre Coyote V8 as the GT model but sports upgraded internals like a uniquely balanced crankshaft and forged connecting rods to give it 373kW and 567Nm of torque.
The GT model produces 353kW and 563Nm of torque in standard trim, while models fitted with Ford’s active-valve exhaust system get a slight bump up to 357kW and 567Nm of torque. Power and torque remains the same for automatic and manual models.
Helping the fourth-generation Coyote motor achieve a higher power output is the addition of a “segment-first” dual intake and dual throttle body induction system alongside structural improvements and an upgraded oil sump.
The four-cylinder offering also produces its highest power rating yet, with the new 2.3-litre EcoBoost now making 232kW and 475Nm of torque.
A new bore to stroke ratio, port fuel injection coupled with direct injection, variable cam timing, integrated exhaust gas recirculation, and twin scroll turbocharging are each responsible for the newly-developed four-cylinder’s performance.
Kiwis will be able to get up close and personal with the power of the new Ford Mustang when it goes on sale in New Zealand next year.