With a sophisticated appearance and a modified and most powerful 5.0-liter V8 engine that reaches 500 horsepower, Mustang Dark Horse strengthens the Mustang line, setting a new benchmark in North American performance that only Mustang can achieve on the street and like on the track.
A special team of Ford engineers, designers and experts worked for more than three years to create the Mustang Dark Horse, a street- and track-ready performance Mustang with striking design and all the capability that car enthusiasts love. sports cars await, including carbon fiber wheels from Carbon Revolution. (late availability). Mustang Dark Horse is the first new Mustang performance catalog in 21 years, since Mustang Bullitt was introduced in 2001.
Exclusive 5.0-liter V8 engine with even more athletic performance
The Mustang Dark Horse foundation begins with the all-new 2024 Mustang, which has been completely transformed with an immersive digital cockpit, new engines and styling that make it the most exciting and fun-to-drive Mustang yet.
The heart of the Mustang Dark Horse is its 5.0-liter Coyote V8 engine that has been specially modified and designed to deliver the highest performance in the new Mustang family. Visually unlike any 5.0-liter V8 before it, Mustang Dark Horse features a segment-exclusive twin-throttle design that draws twice as much air into the engine for maximum performance.
Non-visible parts of the 5.0-liter V8 have also been modified with new, stronger camshafts and settings exclusive to Mustang Dark Horse, plus a forged crankshaft and piston rods first introduced in the Ford Performance Mustang Shelby GT500. 760 horsepower.
Mustang Dark Horse comes from the factory with an exclusive TREMEC® six-speed manual transmission that is operated by the driver via the 3D titanium gear knob. The manual version also includes a special Mustang Dark Horse transmission oil cooler. Drivers also have the option of choosing Ford’s advanced 10-speed automatic transmission with steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters for quick, precise shifts from the road to the racetrack.
Additional improvements were made to the drivetrain for track performance. The available Mustang Dark Horse Performance Package includes an auxiliary engine oil cooler, rear axle cooler and a single, lighter radiator with improved cooling capacity and more powerful fans to improve endurance and recovery.
The Mustang Dark Horse Performance Package provides unique chassis tuning, larger rear stabilizer bars and heavy-duty front shock absorbers. Braking comes courtesy of 19-inch Brembo 6-piston front brakes with 13.9-inch rotors. Steering response and grip are now enhanced with a new Ford Performance-designed lightweight strut tower brace and a K-bracket for improved handling and feedback from Mustang Dark Horse.
Mustang Dark Horse sheds torque without losing traction via a Torsen rear differential and a standard configuration of Pirelli P-Zero PZ4 tires with staggered-fit wheels (19 x 9.5-inch front and 19 x 10.0 rear). This model offers a MagneRide® suspension as standard equipment, which is capable of monitoring the movement of the wheels and tires 1,000 times per second, optimizing performance according to the driving surface or driving mode.
For maximum performance on the street and track, the Track Package further improves aerodynamics with the most downforce of any all-new Mustang thanks to a unique rear spoiler that includes an integrated Gurney Flap, similar to that of the Ford GT. The Track Package also adds stiffer springs, larger front and rear stabilizer bars and wider Pirelli Trofeo tires, 19×10.5 front and 19×11 rear for increased capability.
Finally, for unrestricted performance on the track, customers can equip the Mustang Dark Horse with lightweight carbon fiber wheels from Carbon Revolution. Beyond the GT350 and GT500, it’s the first time carbon fiber wheels have been available for a Mustang.
Immersive driver-centric digital cockpit
Mustang Dark Horse imposes style and function in the technologically advanced, driver-focused cabin. A wider, flat-bottom, suede-wrapped steering wheel with indigo blue accent stitching features silver-anodized shift knobs on 10-speed automatic transmission models and a drive mode button within thumb reach, which allows drivers to quickly choose the desired driving configuration. This sits up against a 12.4-inch digital instrument cluster with customizable displays and driving mode-dependent groups.
The digital instrument panel flows seamlessly into the 13.2-inch center console with SYNC 4 behind the same integrated piece of glass, facing the driver. Together, these displays create a segment-first digital experience, fully immersing the driver in the atmosphere of a fighter jet cockpit from the seat of a real-world sports car.
Contrasting blue stitching along the door panels, seats, shift knob and center console enhance the cabin interior, which is further elevated by unique blue seat belts. As part of the Mustang Dark Horse interior design features colored seats Deep Indigo Blue with a unique seat perforation, which emits more hints of blue below the surface.
Interior trim, bezels and vents are finished in Black Alley, a dark metallic sheen that replaces the familiar bright silver hues of other Mustang trim levels. Mustang Dark Horse also comes with the latest B&O by Harman sound system, delivering crystal-clear audio through 12 speakers and a subwoofer.
A sophisticated and aggressive functional style
Mustang Dark Horse has the most striking visual appeal of any new Mustang. Up front, a bold crosshatch graphic surrounds the blacked-out LED headlights, complementing a gloss black grille with trapezoidal holes and a signature Mustang Dark Horse lower front bumper with glowing “tusks.” A fixed rear spoiler, a new racing-inspired diffuser and blacked-out quad exhaust tips are all hints at the vehicle’s track-oriented nature.
New Mustang Dark Horse badging was designed for this high-performance version of the Mustang to visually separate it from other models. New Mustang DarkHorse badging is placed on the fenders, trunk and door sills, while a dark anodized version of the famous pony remains up front. Inside, a unique Mustang Dark Horse badge located on the instrument panel and digital displays. Each car has an individual chassis number.
Exclusive to Mustang Dark Horse, Blue Ember metallic paint is a cool, dark hue that casts a warm glow when it catches the light, setting the tone for the car’s overall imposing and purposeful look. A selection of distinctive applied or painted graphics along the roof and under the hood is also available in a variety of colors and styles. The optional Brembo® Calipers Appearance Package Notorious Blue dark with a logo Grabber Blue brighter.