2024 Ford Mustang V-8s Hit with Gasoline-Guzzler Tax, Larger Costs

  • The 2024 Ford Mustang with the optionally available V-8 will value greater than initially claimed, as first reported by Motor Authority.
  • The V-8 fashions’ worth will increase are primarily attributable to gas-guzzler taxes that add an additional $1000 to $1300.
  • The Mustang GT coupe now begins at $44,090 (up $1000), and the 500-hp Darkish Horse now begins $60,895 (up $1300).

Of us planning to purchase a 2024 Ford Mustang fitted with the revised 5.0-liter Coyote V-8 should pay no less than $1000 greater than beforehand anticipated. The worth improve is a results of the new seventh-generation pony automotive getting hit with a gas-guzzler tax, which applies to automobiles that do not meet federal fuel-economy requirements.

Initially, the manual-equipped Mustang GT coupe had a base MSRP of $43,090, however now that jumps to $44,090 after including the $1000 gas-guzzler tax. This additionally impacts the GT Premium coupe and convertible fashions, which see their beginning costs rise to $48,610 and $54,110, respectively.

2024 ford mustang dark horse

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The Mustang Darkish Horse, which options an enhanced model of the Coyote V-8 and makes 500 horsepower versus GT’s 480—486 ponies, will get hit with a fair larger $1300 gas-guzzler tax. That enhances the newly launched efficiency mannequin’s base MSRP to $60,895. A Ford spokesperson additionally advised Automobile and Driver that the bottom worth of the Darkish Horse Premium has risen $1400 “attributable to sturdy demand.” It now begins at $64,860.

A number of of the Darkish Horse’s out there choices may even value greater than initially deliberate. The listing consists of the Look package deal (up $250 to $1500), the Dealing with package deal (up $495 to $4995), and the carbon-fiber wheels (up $500 to $8995). The 2024 Ford Mustang is slated to go on sale someday this summer season.

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Eric Stafford’s car habit started earlier than he may stroll, and it has fueled his ardour to jot down information, opinions, and extra for Automobile and Driver since 2016. His aspiration rising up was to change into a millionaire with a Jay Leno–like automotive assortment. Apparently, getting wealthy is more durable than social-media influencers make it appear, so he averted monetary success completely to change into an automotive journalist and drive new automobiles for a dwelling. After incomes a level at Central Michigan College and dealing at a day by day newspaper, the years of principally burning cash on failed undertaking automobiles and lemon-flavored jalopies lastly paid off when Automobile and Driver employed him. His storage at the moment features a 2010 Acura RDX, a handbook ’97 Chevy Camaro Z/28, and a ’90 Honda CRX Si.


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