2024 Ford Mustang Dark Horse Overview
2024 Ford Mustang Dark Horse Overview
Welcome to a thrilling exploration of the 2024 Ford Mustang Dark Horse, presented by Pine Tree Ford Lincoln. This latest iteration of the iconic pony car is an adrenaline-pumping experience that redefines the concept of American muscle. Dive in as we uncover what sets the Dark Horse apart from its stablemate, the base model Mustang GT.
The Heart of a Thoroughbred: Power and Performance
The Dark Horse gallops ahead with a robust 5.0-litre Coyote V8 engine, meticulously tuned to unleash a staggering 500 horsepower and 418 lb-ft of torque. This is 20 horsepower above the new Mustang GT and 50 more than its 2023 predecessor. Whether you opt for the 10-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters or the six-speed manual Tremec gearbox with no-lift shifting, the Dark Horse promises an exhilarating ride. The manual variant boasts tighter ratios than the GT's Getrag gearbox, ensuring swift, seamless gear changes.
Distinctive Styling: More Than Meets the Eye
Visually, the Dark Horse stands out with its forward-facing pony emblem, a first for a Mustang. Exclusively available as a coupe, it sports a range of unique styling elements. The grille features dual front intake openings and heat-extracting louvres on the hood, blending aesthetic appeal with functional prowess.
Handling the Power: Upgraded Mechanics
To manage its considerable power, the Dark Horse employs forged connecting rods from the Shelby GT500 and robust cams, ready for frequent redline visits. The addition of an auxiliary oil cooler, a Torsen differential oil cooler, and an enhanced radiator speaks to its track-ready nature. Standard on the Dark Horse are items optional on the GT, including Gen III MagneRide shocks, stiffer springs, a front strut-tower brace, larger anti-sway bars, and 19-inch Pirelli P Zero tires. The Brembo six-piston front calipers ensure formidable stopping power.
Interior: Digital Sophistication Meets Racing Spirit
Inside, the Dark Horse offers an all-new 12.4-inch digital gauge cluster, featuring layouts that pay homage to the Fox-body Mustangs. This digital sophistication extends to the 13.2-inch central touchscreen, simplifying the interior while retaining full functionality. Deeply dished Recaro seats offer comfort and support, essential for spirited driving.
Pricing and Options: Tailored to Your Taste
Starting at $77,045 for the stock model and $81,560 for the Premium treatment, the Dark Horse includes many features are standard that are optional on the GT. For enthusiasts, the optional $5,995 Handling Package is a worthy investment, enhancing the vehicle's track capabilities with wider wheels, firmer suspension, and more aerodynamic spoilers. If you’re after the Blue Ember Metallic steed in the Dark Horse promotional material, you’ll want to go for the Dark Horse™ Appearance Package at $1,995.
You also have other optional equipment, such as swapping out the 3.77 axle ratio manual setup for the 3.55 limited-slip rear differential or adding the 19-inch Carbon Fiber wheels. Bonus: The 19-inch Carbon Fiber wheels come with the Handling Package, and swap out the stock rear wing for premium carbon fibre rear accoutrement.
Experience on the Track: Raw and Unfiltered
The Dark Horse demonstrates its prowess on the track with a visceral, raw, and unfiltered driving experience. Its V8 growl is a symphony for muscle car enthusiasts, a reminder of the pure joy of driving a naturally aspirated, high-power engine.
The Road Experience: Unbridled Excitement
On public roads, the Dark Horse is a stiffly-sprung, exhilarating machine, ideal for smooth, winding paths. The growl of the exhaust on acceleration is a constant reminder of the power lurking beneath the hood, ready to be unleashed.
The Dark Horse R: Track-Only Dominance
For the ultimate track experience, Ford introduces the Dark Horse R, a track-only variant stripped for racing. Upgrades include Multimatic DSSV suspension, FIA-approved racing seat, and a Borla race exhaust, ensuring dominance on the circuit.
2024 Mustang Dark Horse: A Breed Apart
The 2024 Ford Mustang Dark Horse, with its blend of raw power, sophisticated technology, and race-bred features, stands as a testament to Ford's commitment to the muscle car legacy. It's more than a car; it's a statement - a dark horse ready to challenge the status quo and deliver an unparalleled driving experience. Discover this magnificent beast at Pine Tree Ford Lincoln and unleash the thrill-seeker within.
All pricing is based on Ontario MSRP and does not include taxes and fees. Dealer pricing may differ. Prices are subject to change anytime without notice.