One person who is already eagerly anticipating the release of the Dark Horse is the popular YouTuber, StangMode. In his latest video, he has the opportunity to examine both the base model and an upgraded edition of the Dark Horse, and see if the extra $20,000 for the upgrade is really worth it.
The base model of the 2024 Ford Mustang Dark Horse is already an excellent starting point. It comes with Pirelli PZ4 tires, six-piston Brembo brakes, and a powerful 5.0-liter Coyote V8 engine that churns out 500 hp and 418 lb-ft of torque. But for those who want a little extra, Ford is also offering a host of upgrade options.
In the video, we see Adam, a Ford vehicle dynamics engineer, walks StangMode through the different packages available for the Dark Horse, explaining the benefits and drawbacks of each. The upgraded model comes with a handling package, adjustable top mounts, a front splitter, a larger rear wing, and other add-ons that can take the cost from $57,970 to $79,515.