Putting The 2024 Dark Horse Mustang To The Test On The Track

The Mustang Dark Horse represents the pinnacle of 5.0-liter V8 performance and track capability. This exceptional model is equipped with a specially engineered fourth-generation Coyote V8 engine, boasting an impressive 500 horsepower and 418 ft.-lb. of torque*, setting a new standard for Mustang street and track performance. Notably, it stands as the most powerful non-Shelby edition ever created.

Thanks to Ford Performance expertise, the Coyote engine underwent further enhancements to reach its remarkable 500-horsepower output, making it the most potent naturally aspirated V8 from Ford. These upgrades include a uniquely balanced crankshaft and forged piston connecting rods, similar to those introduced in the Ford Mustang Shelby GT500, designed to handle higher cylinder pressures and piston speeds. The Mustang Dark Horse also boasts reinforced camshafts, ensuring its durability on the track and allowing for extended operation closer to its 7,500-rpm redline.

In this video, REVan Evan and Abe Tango put three versions of the 2024 Ford Dark Horse Mustang to the test on the Roval at Charlotte Motor Speedway.