Remaining faithful to its name, the Dark Horse is an unexpected addition to the Mustang lineup, arriving earlier than expected. Essentially, it functions as a performance package for an already high-performance vehicle. While it may not possess the same level of power or exotic allure as the Shelby GT350 or GT500, it follows in the footsteps of the 2023 Mustang Mach 1, equipping you with all the necessary components for dominating track days and high-octane driving events.
With a total of 500 horsepower, the Dark Horse surpasses a 2024 Mustang GT equipped with the optional active exhaust by 14 horsepower, revealing that the real magic lies elsewhere, not within the engine. This specific Mustang caters to those with a refined taste for muscle cars, individuals who derive as much pleasure from navigating high-speed corners as they do from sprinting in a straight line.
Now available on Bring A Trailer is a 2024 Ford Mustang Dark Horse Premium coupe, finished in a Shadow Black exterior and featuring black leather and microsuede interior upholstery. This car boasts model-specific front and rear fascias, LED headlights, a MagneRide damping system, a premium 12-speaker Bang & Olufsen sound system, dual-zone automatic climate control, and SYNC 4 touchscreen infotainment with integrated navigation.
Notably, this Dark Horse has been equipped with Recaro front seats, eye-catching Grabber Blue-painted Brembo brake calipers, and the Dark Horse Handling Package. The latter includes Dark Tarnish-painted 19-inch wheels, wider Pirelli Trofeo tires, stiffer springs, larger sway bars, and a rear wing fitted with a Gurney flap.
Under the hood of the Dark Horse lies a 5.0-liter Coyote V8 engine, featuring a carbon-look engine cover, a forged crankshaft, and connecting rods. It incorporates a dual throttle-body intake design, an auxiliary engine oil cooler, a lightweight radiator with improved cooling fans, and advanced spark timing, resulting in a factory-rated output of 500 horsepower and 418 lb-ft of torque. This power is efficiently transferred to the rear wheels through a 10-speed automatic transmission and a Torsen limited-slip differential with 3.55:1 gearing. The car comes from the factory with a rear axle cooler and an active valve performance exhaust system.
This Ford Mustang Dark Horse is a tastefully specified, nearly new example, with just 34 miles on the odometer. With its striking finish and distinctive styling, it would make a great addition to any modern collection and an exciting weekend toy, rapid daily driver, or long-distance road trip companion.