Ford announced that new versions of the Mustang muscle car are set to ship soon, with over two thirds of orders opting for the powerful 5-liter V-8 engine. This reveals a continuing interest in high-performance, roaring engines.

Strong Demand for New Mustangs with V-8 Engine 

Despite the demand for traditional engines, Detroit automakers are gradually transitioning towards electric vehicles due to stricter government emissions and fuel economy regulations. This shift signifies the industry's commitment to reducing environmental impact.

Transition to Electric Vehicles in Detroit Automaker 

Approximately 13,000 orders have been placed for the 2024 Mustangs in the United States. These new models are offered with various engine options, including a four-cylinder turbocharged engine and the iconic V-8.

U.S. Orders for 2024 Mustang 

Out of the orders received, 67% have chosen the V-8 engine option. Moreover, more than a quarter of Mustang enthusiasts have expressed a preference for the six-speed manual transmission, showcasing a desire for a more engaged driving experience.

Popularity of V-8 Engines and Manual Transmissions  

While the current demand for muscle cars remains strong, the future of these iconic vehicles is uncertain. General Motors has announced plans to discontinue the Chevrolet Camaro, and other manufacturers are also shifting away from gas-powered muscle cars 

Decline of Muscle Car Era 

Historically, whenever a new Mustang model is launched, there is typically higher demand for V-8 engines and manual transmissions. This trend highlights the strong connection between Mustang fans and the traditional characteristics of the car.

V-8 and Manual Transmission  

Automotive analysts suggest that the allure of V-8 Mustangs with manual transmissions lies in their potential as collectible items from the gas-powered muscle car era. Enthusiasts are keen to acquire these vehicles due to uncertainty about their future availabilit 

Enthusiast Appeal of V-8 Mustang