2024 Ford Mustang Dark Horse First Drive Impressions

The Mustang Dark Horse is equipped with a fourth-generation Coyote V8 engine that has been engineered to provide the ultimate performance and track capabilities. This unique engine produces an impressive 500 horsepower and 418 ft.-lb. of torque, setting a new standard for Mustang street and track performance. In fact, it is the most powerful non-Shelby edition ever produced.

The Coyote engine has been further enhanced by Ford, resulting in its most powerful naturally aspirated V8 engine to date. The upgrades include a specially balanced crankshaft and forged piston connecting rods, which were first introduced in the Ford Mustang Shelby GT500, to handle higher cylinder pressures and piston speeds. Additionally, the Mustang Dark Horse features strengthened camshafts, making it suitable for extended operation closer to its 7,500-rpm redline, ensuring track-durability.

Ford brought the 2024 Ford Mustang Dark Horse to the 2023 New York Auto Show and the folks from StangMode YouTube channel managed to get a firsthand experience with it. Watch the video to see their first driving impressions about the new Mustang.