Ford unveiled its redesigned 2024 Mustang on Wednesday at the 2022 Detroit automobile demonstrate, but the new layout was not the only shock. Incorporated in the selection this time is a new track-targeted Mustang Dark Horse model which boasts a model of the acquainted Coyote five.-liter V-eight with a targeted output of 500 hp.

The Dark Horse, a trademark for which was identified in June, is not really a single model but a new efficiency series. In addition to the track-targeted but street-legal standard Dark Horse, there will also be a track-only Dark Horse S and race-prepared Dark Horse R. But far more on these versions later on.

The track-targeted Dark Horse is the model most purchasers will be keen on. The auto is comparable to the outgoing Mustang’s Mach one grade, in that it boasts additional energy, far more aggressive aerodynamics, and a chassis honed on the track. Nevertheless, it does not go all the way on the efficiency dial like the preceding Shelby Mustangs.

The additional energy is courtesy of a special configuration for the five.-liter V-eight, which relies on connecting rods from the preceding Shelby GT500, as effectively as a new dual throttle-physique consumption layout mentioned to enhance air movement into the engine. Paired to the engine is a common six-velocity guide with a titanium shifter ball and transmission oil cooler, but the Mustang’s ten-velocity automated can be swapped in as an option. And critical for lengthy track days, the auto is also fitted with an auxiliary engine oil cooler, a rear axle cooler, far more effective cooling followers, and a special radiator which is lighter than stock but much better at cooling.

When it comes to the chassis, Ford engineers produced some special calibrations and extra greater rear sway bars, a strut tower brace, a K-brace, and uprated front dampers. Magnetic trip dampers are common at all 4 corners. There is also a Torsen rear differential and effective Brembo brakes that consist of six-piston calipers biting down on 13.9-inch rotors up front.

The common wheels are a staggered 19-inch set of alloys that come wrapped in Pirelli P Zero tires, but lighter carbon-fiber wheels will be produced accessible following launch.

2024 Ford Mustang Dark Horse

2024 Ford Mustang Dark Horse

Also accessible will be a Managing Package deal that adds stiffer springs, greater front and rear sway bars, a revised rear wing with an integrated Gurney flap, and wider wheels measuring 19×10.five inches up front and 19×11 at the rear, or an inch wider front and rear than the common wheels.

You are going to very easily spot the Dark Horse thanks to special styling treatment options like the darkened surrounds for the LED headlights, darkened exhaust suggestions, gloss black grille with trapezoidal nostrils, and special front fascia. Aerodynamics aspects consist of the front splitter, side skirts, and fixed rear wing. The Dark Horse has a special badge with a forward-dealing with horse, and the model comes with an unique shade of metallic paint named Blue Ember. Numerous graphics and blue paint for the brake calipers will be accessible.

There are treatment options for the interior, as well. The record contains a thicker steering wheel wrapped in suede and featuring blue accent stitching. The blue stitching extends to the door panels and seats, gear shift surround, and center console, and the seats are also blue and attribute their personal perforation pattern. Designs outfitted with the automated also get silver-colored shifter paddles.

2024 Ford Mustang Dark Horse

2024 Ford Mustang Dark Horse

The hardcore Dark Horse S and Dark Horse R versions will not be street legal and will come stripped of any characteristics not necessary for track use. In location of these will be an FIA-licensed roll cage, security nets, a race seat with security belts (front passenger seat accessible), and a steering wheel with fast disconnect. There will also be electrical disconnects and a fire suppression method.

Most of the common controls will also be replaced by focused switches and knobs situated on a new central panel. There will also be new controls for characteristics like a pit velocity limiter and a efficiency information recorder.

Functionality upgrades more than the standard Dark Horse will consist of upgraded brakes, Multimatic DSSV dampers, an adjustable rear wing, large-movement exhaust, hood pins, and tow hooks.

Ford Mustang Dark Horse R race car

Ford Mustang Dark Horse R race auto

The Dark Horse R will be comparable to the S but attribute serialization that approves it for racing, like possibly in a new 1-make series. Some of the extra upgrades will be strategic seam welding, a greater fuel cell, and special wheels.

The 2024 Ford Mustang reaches dealerships up coming summertime. Distinct timing and pricing for the Dark Horse versions will be announced closer to that date.