The 2024 Ford Mustang GT is Fighting to Save the Manuals

The 2024 Mustang GT is one of seven naturally aspirated, manual transmission cars still rolling off the production line today in North America.
The Mustang, Camaro, Mazda MX-5, Mazda 3 Sport, Subaru BRZ/86, Porsche 911, Porsche 718 Cayman and 718 Boxster are the only remaining options.
If you can deal with the stigma that follows you when driving a Mustang, what appears on the other side is still so authentic to what makes an American muscle/sports so satisfying and ridiculous. This one was fitted with the active exhaust and I'm giving you a fair warning that 3/4 of the modes are simply varying degrees of deafening, with just one reserved for the neighbor you want to keep on your good side. Throw $$ into the tank and receive noise and laughter in return. That's the most honest form of capitalism I've heard of.
The 6-speed feels great and has no-lift shift from the factory. Aside from the chatter of potential reliability issues I've heard from the internet at large, it does the engine justice. No missed connections here.
I'd rather have the coupe, but the sunburn on my skull may have been worth the ~160 lbs of additional weight. The car weighs 4,000 lbs anyways... may as well throw on a few extra, right?! (Mustang logic). Despite the new steering rack feeling much tighter this gen, it's tough to put it directly up against the Z and Supra. Those cars are just so much more accessible and easy to have fun with on the street. Higher speed, bigger corners ahead and the GT feels great.
... but I'd still rather drive a used GT350/R.

GT MSRP: $50,825 CAD // $41,960 USD

As Tested: $78,260 CAD // $66,385 USD 


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