Classic muscle cars with powerful V8 engines are gradually fading from the scene, even in the United States, with certain models anticipated to remain in production for a few months, while others may endure for a few years. The transition to electric models is exemplified by the Dodge Challenger, eliciting a sense of nostalgia among enthusiasts who can still buy these vehicles. Amidst this shift, Ford introduces a potential epitome of classic muscle cars—the Mustang Dark Horse.
So, in this recent video from Hagerty YouTube channel, they put the 2024 Ford Mustang Dark Horse to the test by drag racing it against its rivals that includes a 2024 Lotus Emira, 2023 Toyota GR Supra, 2023 BMW M2, Chevy Camaro SS, and Dodge SRT Challenger Scat Pack Wide Body Shakedown Last Call.
For this test, Hagerty got their hands on a 2024 Ford Mustang Dark Horse equipped with a six-speed manual transmission, complemented by optional Pirelli Trofeo RS tires. It still boasts a 5.0L V8 Coyote engine that delivers an impressive 500 horsepower and 418 pound-feet of torque.
Watch the video to see how the Dark Horse fared against its rivals and see some shocking results!