2024 Ford Mustang GT Convertible First Look Review: Seventh Heaven

2024 Ford Mustang GT Convertible First Look Review: Seventh Heaven



Back when Ford threw a four-cylinder engine in a Mustang, fans weren’t overly excited. And while the EcoBoost variants may have redeemed themselves, true enthusiasts want more muscle. For 2024, Ford gives those buyers the most advanced 5.0-liter naturally aspirated Coyote V8 yet. The power plant may not be entirely brand-new, but it’s been significantly tweaked to be more potent, with the mandatory soundtrack accompanying it. We don’t have specs for the Ford Mustang GT Convertible engine just yet, but we know it will make at least 480 horsepower, up from 450 hp in the current iteration. Based on the sixth-gen model’s mid-four-second sprint to sixty, we’d expect a 0-60 time in the low four-second range for the new GT Convertible.Power goes to the rear axle, and buyers can choose between a six-speed manual transmission or a ten-speed automatic with rev-matching. Six drive modes are available to change up steering effort, electronic stability control settings, engine response, and transmission shifts to suit your needs. And if your needs include track-day shenanigans, you now also get an electronic drift brake that puts the power of sideways action in your hands.The Ford Mustang GT Convertible can also be had with various additions in the form of Performance packs. This includes a front Tower Brace, optional MagneRide active suspension, wider wheels and tires, a Torsen limited-slip differential, and larger Brembo brakes at the back. The GT Performance Pack also equips brake ducts for better cooling and an auxiliary engine oil cooler.And for those who want everyone to know they drive a pony car, the new ‘Stang allowing you to loosen up that V8’s vocal cords from across the parking lot.