The 2024 Ford Mustang lineup will be joined by the Mustang Dark Horse—which as the name suggests, combines sinister looks with the 5.0L Coyote V8 engine performance. According to Ford, the “Mustang Dark Horse will deliver the highest level of performance in the all-new Mustang family”.
Visually, the Mustang Dark Horse wears additional dark elements and decals compared with the Mustang EcoBoost and GT variants. Notice the extra large front spoiler, a more aggressive fixed rear wing, a more pronounced rear diffuser, and darkened quad exhaust tips. Also, the model is decorated with Mustang Dark Horse badges on the front fenders and the trunk lid. Unique to Mustang Dark Horse is Blue Ember metallic paint. As standard, the Mustang Dark Horse rides on 19-inch staggered wheels (19-inch-by-9.5-inch front and 19-inch-by-10-inch rear) wrapped with Pirelli P Zero (PZ4) tires. Front discs are larger 390 x 36 mm gripped by 6-piston Brembo calipers. The optional Appearance Package includes dark Notorious Blue Brembo brake calipers with a brighter Grabber Blue logo.
The Handling Package is another option, which is claimed to offer improved aerodynamics, thanks to a unique rear wing with an integrated Gurney Flap, similar to that of the Ford GT. The package also adds stiffer springs, larger front & rear sway bars, and wider Pirelli Trofeo tires wrapped to 19-inch-by-10.5-inch front and 19-inch-by-11-inch rear wheels. At a later date, carbon fibre wheel option will also be available.
A similar dark theme will be carried over to the cockpit, with Bright Indigo Blue contrast stitching, blue seatbelts, anodized silver paddle shifters, and bezels and vents finished in Black Alley. The Mustang Dark Horse Appearance Pack adds Deep Indigo Blue seats with a unique seat perforation. A 12-speaker B&O audio system comes standard.
The Mustang Dark Horse will be powered by the 5.0L Coyote V8 engine as mentioned already. Ford says that the engine comes with specially modified piston connecting rods first introduced in the Shelby GT500. Ford is targeting an output of 373 kW (500 bhp/507 metric hp). MagneRide shocks come standard here.