2024 Mustang Dark Horse Review: Specs, Price, and More

August 28th, 2023 by

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Overview of the 2024 Ford Mustang Dark Horse

The highly anticipated 2024 Ford Mustang Dark Horse has been unveiled, bringing new levels of track-ready performance to the iconic Mustang lineup. Here in Vancouver, WA, Mustang fans have been eagerly awaiting details on this new special-edition model. In this review from Westlie Ford, we’ll take a look at what the Mustang Dark Horse offers in terms of power, handling, styling, and pricing.

The new Dark Horse builds on the Mustang’s heritage for powerful engines and sharp handling while taking it to new heights in terms of track capability. Developed by Ford Performance, this special model focuses on maximizing grip, downforce, braking and handling balance for improved lap times. Read more to find out information on the 2024 Mustang Dark Horse specs, performance, and more!

2024 Mustang Dark Horse Specs and Performance

The Dark Horse has been optimized for performance driving with significant chassis, aerodynamic and powertrain upgrades. Here are some key specs and details:

Spec Details
Engine 5.0L Coyote V8
Horsepower 500 hp
Torque 445 lb-ft
Transmission 6-speed manual or 10-speed automatic
0-60 mph 3.8 – 4.0 sec (est.)
Top Speed 165 (est.)
Weight Reduction 200 lb
Suspension Track-tuned
Brakes Brembo brakes
Wheels 19-inch carbonized gray
Aerodynamics Unique front/rear fascia, rear wing


Some key highlights include weight reduction of around 200 lbs for better handling dynamics along with chassis stiffening and redesigned suspension geometry. Larger diameter sway bars and stiffer springs allow for flatter cornering and improved grip. For stopping power, the Dark Horse gets a brake upgrade with larger rotors squeezed by 6-piston Brembo calipers on 20-inch wheels wrapped in sticky Pirelli tires. Downforce is improved with Ford’s first factory Mustang rear wing along with a new front splitter.

Overall, these upgrades allow the newest ‘Stang to carve corners and blast down straights with a level of performance Mustang owners dream of experiencing. For more information on specs, colors, performance, images, and more, visit our model research page for the 2024 Mustang.

Styling and Interior Details

The Dark Horse builds on the Mustang’s timeless design DNA while adding visual aggression. Up front, the new fascia has a larger grille opening for engine cooling along with a new splitter. Flared fenders accommodate the wider track and chunky tires.

Around back, quad exhaust tips are integrated into a redesigned lower diffuser flanking the stallion badge between the taillights. The tall fixed rear wing adds plenty of downforce while giving the Dark Horse a dramatic racing silhouette. Signature hood vents are both functional for venting heat and look menacing.

Inside, form follows function with Recaro sport seats, a flat-bottom steering wheel, and rear seat delete for weight savings. The Dark Horse appearance package adds unique instrument panel badging, brushed aluminum accents and alloy pedals.

Person driving the new 2024 Mustang Dark Horse

Pricing and Availability

The 2024 Ford Mustang Dark Horse starts at around $60,000 before options. That’s a premium of about $15,000 over a base Mustang GT. Only limited production is planned, so act fast if you want one. The 2024 Mustang Dark Horse first hit the streets in Summer 2023.

The Rest of the 2024 Mustang Lineup

The Mustang Dark Horse sits atop the 2024 Mustang range in terms of all-out track performance. But don’t overlook the other exciting ‘Stang models coming next year.

The 2024 Mustang GT gets styling and technology updates including rev-matching downshifts, more driver-assist features, and the latest SYNC 4 infotainment system. Output stays at 450 hp from its 5.0L V8. As always, the Mustang EcoBoost offers 310 hp turbo power in a more affordable package.

At the top, the fire-breathing Shelby GT500 continues as the most powerful street-legal Mustang ever built. Its 760-hp supercharged Predator V8 delivers hyper-car acceleration at a fraction of the price.

2024 Mustang models/trims parked together including the Dark Horse, GT, and more.

Pre-Order Your 2024 Mustang Dark Horse Today!

The new Dark Horse delivers on Mustang fans’ desires for a V8-powered ‘Stang with no compromises for maximum tracking ability. With just limited production slated for 2024, act quickly to order yours today before they’re gone!

To learn more or configure your own 2024 Mustang Dark Horse, contact us at Westlie Ford in Washougal, WA. Our Mustang experts are ready to answer all your questions and help spec out the Dark Horse of your dreams. Let’s put this track-tearing Mustang in your garage!



Reviewed By: Ryan Dickerson, General Manager

With over two decades of experience across all facets of the automotive business, Ryan Dickerson leads Washougal’s Westlie Ford dealership with an unmatched passion for Ford vehicles. Applying his expertise in sales, finance, management, and customer service, he provides Westlie Ford clients with personalized guidance on finding the right Ford cars, trucks, SUVs, and crossovers to fit their needs. Known for taking a genuine interest in each customer, he ensures car-buyers receive the small-town friendly experience Westlie Ford is known for, while still providing big-dealership selection and value. Along with doing what he can with helping the local community, Dickerson stays up-to-date on the latest Ford models and technology.


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