They made it even better!
In an exciting revelation that left Mustang enthusiasts eagerly waiting in anticipation, Hennessey has showcased what can be considered the pièce de résistance of the 2024 Ford Mustang lineup - the Ford Mustang Dark Horse.
For those in the know, this isn't just another pony in the stable. Hennessey, in a recent YouTube unveiling, emphasized the Dark Horse as the mightiest non-Shelby Mustang engine ever to be produced by Ford. With its 5-liter Coyote V8 engine, it boasts a staggering 500 hp and 418 lb-ft, outstripping the standard GT's 480 hp and 415 lb-ft.
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But what truly distinguishes the Dark Horse? Its performance enhancements aren't just under the hood. For those wishing to upgrade the steed further, the Handling Package - priced at an extra $5,000 - offers wider wheels, magnetic adaptive dampers, a revamped chassis, and a sleek performance spoiler. For those with a keen eye for aesthetics, the Dark Horse Appearance Package - at $1,500 more - lends the Mustang a more majestic presence with hood graphics, a contrasting black roof, arresting blue brake calipers, and an option for the mesmerizing Blue Ember Metallic paint.
However, opting for this appearance package necessitates the selection of the Ford Mustang Dark Horse Premium model. This particular Mustang not only dazzles on the outside but also impresses with its refreshed interiors. The cabin comes equipped with top-tier materials, expansive digital displays, and an updated electronic handbrake.
Priced at a total of $72,000 with both packages included, the Dark Horse stands head and shoulders above the base models. It's $7,000 more than the standard Premium model, $11,000 above the base Dark Horse, and a significant $28,000 jump from the base GT. While the base GT may save a few dollars for almost similar technology, the Dark Horse, with its enhanced track focus, is for those who seek perfection in every curve, every rev, and every mile.
In summing up this majestic revelation, one might say that while the base Mustang GT is for those who love a good race, the Dark Horse is undoubtedly for those who crave the thrill of leading it.