The The Ford Mustang 2022 gives up some power in the aim to overcome increasingly restrictive emission rules.
The 2021 Mustang Mach 1 features the most powerful version of Ford's 5.0-liter V8 ever. (Ford)
The 5.0-liter Mustang GT with V8 engine and Mustang Mach 1 will both be down a few ponies compared to 2021 cars, Ford Authority first reported.
Depending on the dealership's ordering system, the GT goes from 460 hp to 450 hp and the Mach 1 from 480 hp to 470 hp, with similar torque reductions.
The 2022 Mustang GT California Special will come with the 450 hp V8. (Ford)
"To meet more stringent regulatory requirements for 'LEV III emissions, horsepower and torque have been reduced by 10 hp and 10 lb-ft for 2022 model year Mustangs with the 5.0-liter V8 engine "Ford said in a statement. confirming the news.
The Mach 1 engine is currently the most powerful version of the 5.0-liter V8 Ford has ever offered. The Mustang's 5.2-liter, 760-hp supercharged V8 Shelby GT 500 low volume has not been modified.
The Mustang is not the only vehicle affected by the new regulations. Chevrolet had to readjust the V8 ofThe Corvette's 6.2-liter to meet it, but was able to keep its horsepower ratings, while Dodge didn't even try to keep the 710 hp Durango SRT Hellcat , which was only offered for the 2021 model year.