The new “Potro” has arrived in Mexico, including the most powerful street version in recent years
There is no doubt that day by day the market is becoming more and more focused on building SUVs or electric cars, which is causing the “old fashion” experience to gradually disappear.
But there is still hope for enthusiasts who like to use both feet while driving and feel the gear changes with their right hand, for those weirdos who still like to numb their left foot with the clutch pedal.
This hope is called Ford Mustang 2024, which is somewhat reminiscent of “old-fashioned” handling with its powerful handling 5.0-liter V8, producing up to 486 horsepower and 418 pound-feet of torque depending on the version, tied to a transmission with a choice of a 10-speed automatic or a 6-speed manual. Although we’ll also have the 4-cylinder turbocharged EcoBoost variant, which produces a not-insignificant 315 horsepower and 350 pound-feet of torque with the same 10-speed transmission.
The new generation of Potro is now more aggressive. It features a front with large and well-marked air intakes without losing its coupe character with wide and stylized shoulders. Additionally, the customization options are almost endless. You can choose from 11 colors, ranging from various shades of blue, red and yellow to more sober shades such as white, black and gray.
The changes on the inside are just as noticeable or more noticeable than on the outside. Well, upon entering you’re greeted by a 25-inch screen that combines the digital cluster and infotainment system into a single driver-focused panel that displays fuel consumption data, vehicle status and applications that help measure performance on a race track. And all this while enjoying the feel of the materials on the dashboard and armrests, which are now slightly friendlier than previous generations, but without reaching European levels of sophistication. Yes, the Mustang is still America’s “disrespectful boy,” thanks.
In terms of safety, it is in no way inferior to the most modern vehicles, as it is equipped with everything you, your companions and others need for safe journeys abroad, like Mustang offers eight airbags, Pre-Collision Assist with automatic braking and blind spot monitoring for cyclists and pedestrians.
This new generation offers options for every taste, color and taste. The detail is that you have to have a solid bank account to enjoy its handling and performance, which has optional details such as the digital handbrake for drifting Prices start at 999,990 pesos for the EcoBoost version and go up to 1,644,000 pesos for the Dark Horse, the most radical version of this new generation of Mustang. The manual GT, an enthusiast favorite, costs one million 230,000 pesos and the GT with the 10-speed automatic transmission costs one million 280,000. Would you rather enjoy life without a roof over your head? Well, you need to make a bank transfer to the nearest Ford dealer for one million 385,000. Yes, the 2024 Potro retains its essence, even with a manual transmission, but it is no longer the affordable car it once was.