When a automotive producer releases a brand new era of one in every of its most well-known and common sports activities vehicles, it’s cheap to count on the brand new mannequin will likely be quicker than the one it replaces. Nonetheless, that doesn’t look like the case when evaluating the brand new 2024 Ford Mustang GT to the previous-generation Mustang GT on a monitor.

The blokes over at Throttle Home just lately picked up the keys to a 2024 Mustang GT with the accessible Efficiency Package deal and first pitted it in opposition to a Chevrolet Camaro SS 1LE in a straight line. It performs very effectively, simply out-sprinting the Camaro however it was over the course of a lap the place the Mustang carried out much less admirably.

On the tight and technical course utilized by the YouTubers in all of their evaluations, the Mustang GT set a time of 1:14.17. That places it barely behind a Dodge Charger Hellcat Redeye with a time of 1:14.14 and simply forward of the FK8-generation Honda Civic Kind R. Extra importantly, it was considerably slower than the 1:11.83 of the Chevrolet Camaro SS 1LE and in addition off the tempo of the sixth-gen Mustang GT with a time of 1:12.77. There is a bit more to the story, nonetheless.

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The sixth-gen Mustang GT examined by Throttle Home was geared up with the Efficiency Package deal 2. This model was launched again in 2018 and provides MagneRide adaptive dampers, stiffer entrance and rear roll bars, revised springs, and most significantly, Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tires measuring 305/30 ZR19 in any respect 4 corners.

By comparability, the 2024 Mustang GT examined will not be so excessive, even when optioned with the Efficiency Package deal as this mannequin was. The important thing distinction is that it’s geared up with customary Pirelli P Zero tires which are far much less targeted than the Cup 2s. Because of this new Mustang homeowners who need the perfect efficiency ought to have a look at the Darkish Horse fashions. As Street & Observe notes, they embody Pirelli Trofeo RS tires alongside a bunch of suspension, brake, and aerodynamic modifications.