The all-new Ford Mustang, the 7th generation, was just released and the powers that be instantly indicated their intention to see this new Mustang become the top choice for those prospective owners who have that competition motorsport gene. The Mustang Dark Horse is the first Mustang performance series of cars to be created in 21 years, the last nameplate used for this was Bullitt in 2001. This Dark Horse that leads the pack is like the regular Mustang that’s been snacking on performance enhancing drugs for a while, it’s a meatier offering that sees attention paid to all the right bits in all the right places resulting in a street-legal Mustang that will easily double as a weekend track toy, especially when the Handling Package is optioned. Having a new 5.0 V8 that kicks out an even 500 hp (373 kW) helps a lot too, of course.“For decades, Mustang has competed against the most premium brands on the greatest world stages and won,” said Jim Farley, CEO of Ford Motor Company. “We surprised everyone, and we’re going to surprise them again with a track-capable Mustang that puts a new level of performance, styling and American engineering in the hands of everyday customers who still want the thrill and excitement of a V8 sports car.”
“This is the first time for Mustang that we’ve ever had a forward-facing horse,” Piaskowski said. “It’s aggressive, a bit sinister and it’s coming from the shadows head-on to win.” The Dark Horse badges visually separate it from other models, these badges are found on the fenders, boot and door sills and a dark, anodised version stays up front. Dark Horse badging is also featured on the instrument panel and digital display screens, and each Dark Horse features an individual chassis number.
There's plenty more to the first Dark Horse, and the accompanying six models will be pure fire. There are plans for a Dark Horse S that will be a stripped out street-legal weekend track toy, and the Dark Horse R will be a track-only racecar for those who are more than enthusiast gentlemen drivers.
Take a look at the YouTube video that showcases the all-new 7th-generation Ford Mustang and the new Dark Horse performance range of track-focused Mustangs: The All-New 2024 Ford Mustang®️: A Wake-Up Call | Ford
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