The 2024 Ford Mustang will debut at this week’s Detroit Auto Show and we’ll be there to cover it. Details have been scant (at least public details), but Ford did release a short clip of someone pushing a start button on the new Mustang with a low V8 grumble and a little throttle blipping as a backdrop. This all but confirms the existence of a V8, which is something we knew anyway. [Editor’s Note: (spit take) A V8? In a MUSTANG? – JT] Since this is our only point of comparison I’m curious how everyone thinks it stacks up to the best sounding Mustangs.
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There’s a video of what’s implied to be the new 2024 Ford Mustang. To me, it sounds a lot like the 5.0-liter V8 in the most recent Bullitt Mustang. This isn’t a bad thing as it confirms we’re probably still getting the same 5.0-liter motor and this is a rad sounding engine.
What’s an even radder motor? Why, the Voodoo V8 of course. This 5.2-liter distinguishes itself with the flat-plane crank V8, which is good for 526 horsepower at a relatively high 7,500 RPM. It debuted in 2015 and has sounded great ever since.
What about something a little less modern? The 2000 Cobra R, which took a modular DOHC V8 truck motor as its base and managed to squeeze a then-impressive 385 horses out:
Still too modern? Nothing says ‘there’s no replacement for displacement’ like a 1969 Mustang Mach 1 complete with a 428 Cobra Jet V8 underhood. The one in this video is likely producing around 335 horsepower, though I don’t think it matters because when it gets going you can feel the sound deep in your stomach. If you want to approximate this but don’t have a Mustang nearby you can merely not eat for 48 hours and then walk into a Chili’s and stand there for a while.
This is what comes to me off the top of my head, but I want to hear your suggestions below. Extra points for dropping in a link to the sound.