Each and every 2024 Ford Mustang comes standard with a digital display cluster that, as you may imagine, offers a wide range of customization options.
There are presets or “themes” associated with each of the three driving modes that bring attention to certain pieces of information. If you go a bit further into the options, you’ll find a section called “Fox Body,” which will make a lot of Mustang lovers very happy. No, I’m serious.
The Fox body was produced from 1979 until 1993 and went on to become its own symbol during that time. After generations of emissions-choked power outputs, the nameplate made a triumphant comeback with this accomplishment. In 1984, Ford unveiled the increased 2.3-liter turbo-powered Mustang SVO, which was created by the team that ultimately grew into today’s Ford Performance. At the same time, for the first time in years, the 5.0-liter V-8 finally topped 200 horsepower. Near the conclusion of its production life, the Fox platform was also used to develop the very 1st SVT Cobra and also the Cobra R. The Fox has, throughout the course of its existence, shown that it is both a sturdy platform for a wide variety of adaptations and a stalwart in popular culture.
Ford made the conscious decision to meticulously replicate the white needles that were featured on the facelifted Fox body from 1987 to 1993. It is a blessing that they did not duplicate the speedometer that had been installed in so many Fox Mustangs throughout the years. In addition, when the headlights are turned on, the gauges take on a green “backlit” appearance. According to Sandvig, there was not enough time to build a gauge cluster that paid respect to every past version of the Mustang. As a result, the Fox was picked as the inspiration for the cluster due to the current popularity of automobiles from the 1980s and 1990s.
We have a strong hunch that a good number of new Mustang buyers will choose this gauge cluster layout. Especially if they choose a white convertible with a 5.0-liter engine.