Sideways Action Imminent In The Ford Mustang With The New Electronic Drift Brake

The 7th-gen Ford Mustang gets an updated 5-litre, naturally-aspirated V8 with a new segment-first technology

Mustangs, drifting, and smoke – these are three synonymous words that go hand-in-hand since forever. That will remain true with the new generation of Mustangs that will come with an ‘electronic drift brake’ technology, essentially a drift mode to spice things up or rather, keep them in check.

Muscle cars are usually laden with displacement and horsepower, with all the power sent to the rear wheels in most cases. And with Ford’s claim of this generation being the most potent naturally-aspirated Mustang ever, that is likely to be the case. While design revisions are thorough inside-out, the party trick of the new Mustang is its new EDB (electronic drift brake) tech, and the ability to rev the engine using the key.

The EDB (electronic drift brake), which is standard with the performance package, will be offered throughout the Mustang’s range, including the more-economical 2.3-litre EcoBoost engine. It’ll allow drivers with a relative newbie skill-set to push the car sideways in a controlled and effective manner. Veterans can use this mode to extract the best the car has to offer, carving out the smoothest slide along the way.

Apart from the new electronic drift technology, the performance pack adds an upper strut brace, Torsen limited-slip differential, wider rear wheels, and Brembo brakes that improve the dynamic ability of the Mustang. It will be available with both Ecoboost and GT variants. 

The new generation of the Mustang will come with both manual and automatic transmission options paired with the updated versions of the 2.3-litre EcoBoost and 5-litre V8 engines. Power figures are still under wraps, but the naturally aspirated V8 will be the most powerful unit equipped for the Mustang. The S650 Mustang could make its way to our shores before 2024.

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