The New Mustang Dark Horse 2024 | Features, Specs, and Tech

Mustang Dark Horse 2024

Mustang Dark Horse has unveiled the seventh chapter of the powerful and historic Mustang redesigned but familiar styling. A revised chassis, an all-new interior, and two upgraded engines. While the new Mustang looks to the future with many updates and upgrades. The fate of its closest rivals, the Chevrolet Camaro and Dodge Challenger is not so bright.

Generation Upgrades of Mustang Dark Horse

The new generation is powered by a 5.0-liter V8 engine. This time developing 480 hp, while the turbocharged 2.3-liter EcoBoost turbocharged engine, developing 315 hp, is a slight improvement over its predecessor. Firstly, both engines are mated to a 10-speed automatic gearbox, but only the V8 can be combined with a six-speed manual gearbox. Hard-top and soft-top coupes and convertibles are also available. The Mustang’s interior has been redesigned and engine options have been expanded. After driving all the new Mustang models, our editors chose the Mustang.

What’s New for 2024 Mustang¬†Dark Horse?

The Mustang Dark Horse is entering its seventh generation. The new design brings a long-awaited update to the Mustang. In addition to many design and powertrain changes, the new Mustang also offers new features for those who need speed.

Mustang GT EcoBoost

The Mustang GT and EcoBoost are available with the optional Performance Package. The Performance Package includes front sway bars and a Torsen limited-slip differential. Larger diameter wheels and tires, larger diameter Brembo brakes, and MagneRide Active Suspension. For sports car enthusiasts, Recaro seats and an active exhaust system are also available as options. Ford also offers a powerful electronic parking brake. Similar to the conventional lever handbrake, which should make driving the Mustang easier.

Dark Horse Line-Up

In addition, Ford has added a ‘Dark Horse’ model to the Mustang lineup – a race track-focused model powered by a 500 bhp V8 Coyote engine. Which can be upgraded with more stylish and powerful equipment from the Ford Performance. Parts Library Connected directly to A few months after the launch of the new Mustang. The premium Mustang GT Coupe and Cabriolet models were introduced with the California GT Appearance Package. Which pays homage to the original 1968 model with distinctive blue grille accents and unique alloy wheels.

Mustang Dark Horse Engine Upgrades

The new model of Mustang Dark Horse standard version comes with a 2.3-liter four-cylinder and a turbocharged engine that generates 315 horsepower and 350 lb-ft of torque. This is five horsepower more than the previous-generation Mustang, but less than the 330 horsepower of the previous-generation Ecoboost Performance engine.

Transmission

All Mustang Ecoboost models are available with a 10-speed automatic transmission. While the Mustang Dark Horse GT, which is still powered by the 5.0-liter V8, comes standard with a six-speed manual transmission. The previous-generation Coyote V8 had 450 hp and 420 lb-ft of torque, while the new model has 480 hp and 415 lb-ft of torque. The Mustang’s steering feel and response have improved.

Ford claims the performance exhaust boosts engine output to 486 hp and 481 lb-ft of torque. On the test track, the Mustang GT with the performance exhaust accelerates to 60 mph in 4.2 seconds, while the EcoBoost does it in 4.5 seconds, with no significant difference. Magna Ride dampers compensate for the height of the suspension and stabilizer bars without compromising the durability of the interior.

Performance

The new Mustang Dark Horse is an all-new, track-exclusive model powered by a 500-hp 5.0-liter V8, essentially an evolution of the previous generation’s impressive Mach 1. Unlike the GT’s six-speed MT-82 manual transmission, the Black Horse uses the six-speed Tremec TR-3160 manual transmission from the Mach 1 and outgoing Shelby GT350.

Testing

In testing, the Black Horse proved to be no quicker than the GT, accelerating to 60 mph in 4.1 seconds, to 60 mph in 9.7 seconds, and covering the quarter-mile in 12.5 seconds at 115 mph. The Black Horse is fitted as standard with 19-inch Pirelli P Zero PZ4 tires, which can be replaced with Pirelli Trofeo RS tires if the optional Ford Handling Package is selected. The Dark Horse stopped in just 29.7 seconds in a recent 0 to 150 to zero acceleration test, faster than the Toyota Supra from 3.0 to 150.

Mustang Dark Horse 2024

Real-Word MPG and Fuel Economy

According to EPA estimates, the four-cylinder Mustang gets 22 mpg city and 33 mpg highway. Adding the optional Efficiency Package decreases fuel economy noticeably, but not by much (21 mpg city and 29 mpg highway). The previous generation Mustang V8 got 15 mpg city and 24 mpg highway (with the automatic transmission), and the same goes for today’s car: the Mustang GT with a 6-speed manual transmission gets 14 mpg city and 23 mpg highway.

Fuel Average

The 2024 Ford Mustang Dark Horse is the worst fuel economy model. The 2024 Ford Mustang Blackhorse gets the worst fuel economy at 14 mpg in the city and 22 mpg on the highway, with the GT model with the six-speed manual transmission getting 24 mpg on the 75-mile highway and the EcoBoost model with the automatic transmission getting 32 mpg. For more information on Mustang fuel economy, visit the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency website.

Comfort, Interior, and Cargo

The 2024 Mustang driver’s seat features a design that Ford describes as warrior-inspired and carefully sculpted down to the smallest detail. Fortunately, Additionally, it’s more comfortable than it looks, and we found the seats very cozy. Furthermore, they customize it to meet the needs of most red, white, and blue patriots, with customizable displays, color options, gauges, and even a silent display that shows only the most important details.

Therefore, you can configure Ambient lighting and driver alerts based on the selected driving mode. Base Mustang Dark Horse models will come equipped with cloth seats and microsuede vinyl inserts, while top-of-the-line models will feature stitching from the door trim to the dashboard. The Mustang GT will come with leather seats. Ford has also introduced remote cruise control, allowing the driver to adjust engine speed by pressing a button on the remote control while enjoying the car’s exterior sounds.

Connectivity and Infotainment

One of the new Mustang’s most impressive features is its interior: a 13.2-inch infotainment screen. Accessible via Ford Sync 4 software slides from the dashboard behind a curved glass panel in the center of the cabin. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are standard. and Android Auto are standard, and an optional wireless smartphone charger allows drivers to minimize cable clutter. Ford and Amazon equip all Mustangs with the Ford Power Up system, which wirelessly updates the car’s software and features, replacing buttons and keys with voice commands for Amazon Alexa and Ford Streaming.

Driver-Assistance and Safety Features

The Ford Co-Pilot NUM0 system is equipped with all Mustangs. Including the Dark Mustang Horse, with more driver assistance systems than any other pony car. Mustang crash test results are available on the websites of the U.S. (NHTSA) Department of Transportation’s Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). Moreover, the Key safety features include.

  • Adaptive cruise control as standard
  • Lane Departure Warning and Lane Keeping Assist as standard
  • Optional Active Pothole Reduction System (included in the Performance Package)

Maintenance and Warranty Coverage

Mustangs come with a reliable but average warranty. However, Ford does not offer free scheduled maintenance, unlike Chevrolet.

  • The limited warranty is 3 years or 36,000 miles.
  • The powertrain warranty is 5 years or 60,000 miles.
  • A free maintenance schedule is not available.

2024 Mustang Dark Horse Packages

The 2024 Ford Mustang Dark Horse is designed to maximize performance. The Dark Horse Appearance Package includes blue seat accents and a black-painted roof. The famous blue brake calipers, attractive hood graphics, and a shimmering blue metallic finish are exclusive to this model. The Black Horse Handling Package improves the car’s performance on the race track by upgrading the chassis settings. Including larger wheels and tires, adjusting the upper control arms, and installing a front tow hook and magnetic damper system. Additional features

Finally, sleek and tough, the 2024 Ford Mustang Dark Horse is a fantastic coupe for the bold.

Nadir Baloch

Nadir Baloch

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