The sporty steering wheel offering is due to be added to the entire range.
The S650-generation of the Ford Mustang is due to be shown to us fairly soon with numerous reports stating that it will be launched as a 2024 model-year product. Despite test units having been spotted on several occasions, there is very little information regarding what we can expect from the upcoming muscle car.
So far, there has been chatter about a possible manual gearbox with an electronic clutch based on a curious patent filing. It's also quite clear that it will retain its free-breathing Coyote V8 engine with talks of hybridization being implemented to make it a bit more planet-friendly. An all-new report now suggests that we could be getting a pretty cool piece of equipment inside the cabin as well. It's understood that the S650 will arrive with a flat-bottomed steering wheel.
This will not be an optional extra but rather a standard fitment found throughout the range. It has also been described to be more sculpted at the sides with a more prominent flat piece than the one currently being used in the Shelby GT500.
Based on this description, we can safely assume that it will not be a variation of the wheels fitted to the Chinese-specific Ford Evos or Lincoln Zephyr. It would be more logical to assume that it falls more in line with the one designed for the Ford GT.
Adding a flat-bottomed steering wheel to the entire range suggests that the next generation of the Mustang will be even more performance and driver-oriented. In a bid to further push the boundaries of its handling characteristics, there has also been some talk about a possible all-wheel-drive system being made available to higher-trim models.
Regardless of what's added to it, the next Mustang is going to be competing in a curious segment as one of its main rivals, the Dodge Challenger SRT, is set to evolve into a fully electric muscle car. As for the Chevrolet Camaro, there are hints that electrification will be present, which is to be expected given GM's rampant EV investments.