Why Is The 2024 Ford Mustang Slower Around A Track Than The Old One?

Despite advances in technology and design, the 2024 Ford Mustang is slower around a track than previous models due to several reasons.

First, it's heavily based on a new global platform that prioritizes comfort and fuel economy over outright performance.

This new architecture adds extra weight to the vehicle, making it slower in corners and straight lines.

Secondly, Ford also introduced a range of smaller, more efficient engines,

which while better for the environment and fuel consumption, deliver less power.

Lastly, in line with a general trend in the automotive industry,

Ford has emphasized safety over speed, leading to additional weight and slower times around a track.