The seventh-generation Ford Mustang (codenamed S650) has officially begun its countdown, with its next incarnation of the “pony car” launching on September 14.
Ford reported that it will stage an outdoor event in Detroit called “The Stampede” to commemorate the debut of the new S650-generation Mustang. This event will take place on September 14, 8 p.m. Eastern, in Hart Plaza, near the venue of the Detroit auto show, which will be having press days at the same time. Ford is asking the general public to attend and interested Mustang owners and fans will live stream the event on social media for those living too far to attend in person.
Before the debut, Ford will launch a cross-country tour on September 6 in Tacoma, Washington, and “all Mustang owners and enthusiasts” are encouraged to participate in some or all of it. The group will make approximately 12 stops on the route back to Detroit. On September 14, a parade from Ford headquarters in Dearborn, Michigan, to the Detroit event will occur.
The S650 Mustang supersedes the sixth generation (S550) model, which was the first Mustang to be marketed and sold globally since its introduction in 2013. We originally acquired the Mustang in 2016, followed by a redesign in 2017; however, the latter was only showcased here in 2018.
We don’t currently have complete information on the 2024 Mustang, which has only been spotted in camouflaged form so far although these photographs from Ford keep the latest Mustang under wraps for the time being, judging by the basic outline, we may expect an evolutionary design approach.
The modern Mustang has been around for nearly a decade and powered by turbo-four, V6, and V8 variants. The next-generation Mustang could use turbo-four and V8 engines to retail in the $30,000-and-up range, however an electrified hybrid version is apparently in the works. Ford hasn’t revealed much about the upcoming Mustang, but the usual suspects—GT, Shelby, and others—are probably in the works.
Other theories suggest the future Mustang will have a unique chassis that integrates features from the CD6 platform that underlies the present Explorer and the Lincoln Aviator. However, Ford will reveal the truth in a few weeks, when the S650 makes its official premiere to continue the Mustang’s 58-year legacy.
What’s left behind the camo is relatively unknown, but we’ll find out more on September 14 when the entire Mustang is shown.
Ford is inviting Mustang owners to register if they intend to participate in any or all of the promotional blitz. Those who prefer to watch online can obtain comprehensive specifications, specs, and images when the seventh-generation pony car is released next month.