The 2022 Ford Mustang is set to make a splash. The Ford Mustang has been in production for nearly 60 years, debuting in 1964 and running unbroken ever since. The Mustang's popularity in the United States is the result of a combination of an unforgettable nameplate, distinctive style, and a V8 engine. The GT outsells the still-enjoyable turbocharged four-cylinder engine EcoBoost trim. The Mustang is all about pony car pleasures at a reasonable price.

The modern Mustang is an undeniably capable vehicle. Give it a V8, a manual transmission, and a fresh new aesthetic, and everyone will be happy. But, apart from the 2022 Mustang, there are several vehicles we're looking forward to getting our hands-on in the coming years. The upcoming year is shaping up to be a wild one for automobiles. Here are five things we expect from the new Mustang along with a few of our favorite upcoming cars.

10 Slight Difference In Power From The V8 Engine

2022 Ford Mustang Ice White
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The 5.0-liter Coyote V8 engine will lose 10 horsepower and 10 pound-feet of torque compared to the 2021 model, which is disappointing news for Mustang fans. Emissions rules, Ford admitted, are to blame for the Mustang GT's reduced power.

2022 Ford Mustang GT California Special side
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The car now produces 450 hp and 420 lb-ft of torque, down from 460 hp before the modifications. Despite this, when paired with a 10-speed automatic transmission, the GT will accelerate to 60 mph in around 4.0 seconds.

9 Decent Comfort And Rear Seats Will Still Be Impractical

The rear of the Mustang Coastal Convertible
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The Recaro seats available on the GT are extremely supportive, but they are too narrow for larger users. The interior of the Mustang is nice and well-made, and the cabin is relatively quiet, though it has some hard plastic elements that make it feel less premium than some of its rivals.

The front of the Mustang Convertible Coastal
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Moreover, the back seat is cramped and difficult to clamber into because it lacks the head and legroom required for adults. The trunk only has 13.5 cubic feet of room; however, the back seats can fold down to make it more usable.

8 Jam-Packed With Modern Features

Front 3/4 view of the Mustang GT Stealth Pack
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You can have the most up-to-date technology for your Ford Mustang in 2022. FordPass Connect (which allows customers to manage and monitor their vehicle via a smartphone app), a six-speaker kickin' stereo sound system, a Wi-Fi hotspot, and a 4.2-inch display are all standard features on the base model.

Rear 3/4 view of the Mustang GT Stealth Pack
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For roughly $5,000 extra, you can have a premium trim with an 8.0-inch touchscreen, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, adaptive cruise control, power front seats, 9-speaker audio, and navigation.

Related: Don’t Let The 2022 Ford Mustang Stealth Edition Slip Under Your Radar

7 California Special Adds The GT Performance Package Option

Blue 2022 Ford Mustang GT California Special
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The California Special has been a regionalized appearance package with unique stylistic elements since the first-generation Mustang. To commemorate the option's introduction in 1968, buyers can now add a resurrected California Special package to GT cars.

The grille on the Mustang CS
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GT/CS logos, 19-inch wheels, racing stripes, and a rear fender scoop are all included in the California Special package. A blacked-out grille and special black and red emblems finish off the design. This special edition's 5.0-liter V8 engine is topped with a distinctive strut tower bracket with the California Special emblem.

6 Elements Of Retro Styling In The Cabin

The interior of the Mustang CS, from the passenger side
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The Mustang has been using styling elements from 1960s classics since 2005. They look good on the existing models while concealing a larger vehicle. The interior of the Mustang is better than ever, with an evolutionary design that pays homage to classic Mustangs while remaining totally practical and comfortable.

The interior of the 2022 Mustang GT, from the passenger side
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The cabin mimics the classic style, but it’s less effective because of the heavy use of hard plastics. Yet, the twin-binnacle instrument panel and retro gauges help to maintain the vintage impression. With a new touch on traditional style, the last few generations have played off a motif from the original.

5 We're More Excited About: 2023 Acura Integra

2023 Acura Integra Front Quarter View Prototype Yellow
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With the all-new Integra, Honda's Acura luxury division will reintroduce a classic moniker and shake up the entry-level luxury car segment, replacing the outdated ILX sedan in the portfolio.

2023 Acura Integra Rear Quarter View Prototype Yellow
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We're hoping that the 2023 Acura Integra has the ideal mix of classic and modern appeal to attract people who aren't aware of the model's heritage. If the Integra is as entertaining to drive as its ancestors, it should score strongly.

Related: 10 Reasons We’re Looking Forward To The 2023 Acura Integra

4 We're More Excited About: Karma GSe-6

Tesla now has some new rivals, this time in the form of the Karma car company. Karma, which is a relatively new automaker, recently revealed the GSe-6. The Karma Revero GSe-6 is the battery-powered version of the GS-6.

Last year, Karma said that a 100-kWh battery pack would give this variant a 300-mile range. And that a bigger pack with a 400-mile range will debut later to rival Tesla. Karma also wants to wow with speed, claiming that the GSe-6's 0-60 mph time is "quick enough" for rivals.

3 We're More Excited About: 2023 Chevrolet Corvette Z06

2023 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Front Quarter View
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The Corvette Z06 was just unveiled, and it's a sports car to keep a close eye on. Despite the fact that it won't be available for quite a while, it promises to be one of the most amazing sports cars ever made. The first production model of the 2023 Z06 went under the hammer for a staggering $3.6 Million!

Upcoming 2023 Chevy Corvette C8 Z06 Sports Car
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It has the highest horsepower of any naturally aspirated V-8 in any production vehicle, according to Chevrolet. Its flat-plane V8 produces 670 horsepower and speeds up from 0 to 60 mph in 2.6 seconds. Now that’s some serious numbers from a sports car without batteries or forced induction. Even Jay Leno is impressed, so who are we to disagree?

2 We're More Excited About: 2022 Nissan Z

2023-nissan-z-01
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After years of speculation and concerns that the seventh generation of Nissan's famous 'Z Car' would never see the light of day, the 2023 Nissan Z finally breaks cover. Thankfully, the Z also gets a technological upgrade, with a new touchscreen infotainment system, a customizable digital gauge display, and a slew of new driver-assistance functions.

Nissan Z - Rear
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A 400-horsepower twin-turbocharged V6 engine drives a 6-speed manual transmission or an extra 9-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters. They supply all the power to the rear wheels, and there is only room for two people on board.

Related: Here's What We Now Know About The New Nissan Z Car

1 We're More Excited About: 2023 Tesla Roadster

Tesla Roadster Parked
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Following the manufacture of Tesla's first all-electric supercar from 2008 to 2012, the company hinted at a second model during their semi-event in 2017. Tesla estimates that the Roadster will have a 0-60 mph time of 1.9 seconds and 737 lb-ft of torque, same as the Model S Plaid.

Related: This Is The Best Feature Of The Tesla Roadster

Red Tesla Roadster
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The model is also said to be capable of reaching 100 mph in 4.2 seconds, a quarter-mile sprint in 8.9 seconds, and a top speed of over 250 mph. We expect a SpaceX options package to boost performance even further.

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