Deep inside a metal storage garage hidden behind a wind tunnel building in Allen Park, Michigan, a handful of team members gathered in 2021 for a new, after-hours mission that on paper felt like an impossible dream: design a Mustang to take on the best of European sports cars.
The result is a limited-edition, ultra high-performance street legal performance car with the soul of a Mustang.
Debuting today is the all-new 2025 Ford Mustang® GTD, a technological tour de force inspired by the Mustang GT3 slated to race in Le Mans next year.
Unapologetic in its heritage, unbelievable in its performance, its sculpted mostly carbon fiber wide body and looming rear wing says everything in just a glance.
This is like no Mustang ever.
Images of the upcoming Ford Mustang variant have unexpectedly surfaced online, giving us a sneak peek at what's in store. According to these images, the new model will be named the Ford Mustang GTD. It seems the images were taken during an exclusive unveiling event in Las Vegas that happened just this past Monday for a privileged few.
DETROIT (AP) — New versions of the Mustang muscle car will begin shipping next week and more than two thirds of the orders include the big, 5-liter V-8 engine, Ford said Friday.
Demand for roaring engines remains strong in an era when Detroit automakers are starting to phase out the rumbling gas burners and transition to electric vehicles in order to meet strict government emissions and fuel economy requirements.
There are about 13,000 U.S. orders for the 2024 Mustangs, Ford says, which also can be equipped with a four-cylinder turbocharged engine. Of those orders, 67% have the V-8, and more than a quarter of the people seeking that Mustang want the six-speed manual transmission, spokesman Mike Levine says.
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That the Mustang is now Ford’s only car doesn’t mean it can afford to be anything but fashionable. Therefore, the Dark Horse’s 5.0-liter Coyote V-8 sports twin throttle bodies which are pure intake porn, wears bewitching 19-inch wheels covered in monstrously wide Pirelli PZero rubber, has gorgeous Brembo brake calipers gripping on discs more than an inch larger in diameter than that of a Domino’s large pizza (agonizingly close to being an extra-large), and is otherwise trimmed in both traditional Mustang design cues and hard-edged menace. Also, the paint is impregnated with so much mica it looks as if it were mined. And a 500-hp engine rating is always tres chic.
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Ford could have reached into its endless sack of nameplates, slapped a historic badge onto the backside of this seventh-generation Mustang, and called it a day. But instead, this is the first Mustang since generation four to get a new performance trim: the Dark Horse.
Unlike sixth-gen throwbacks such as the Mach 1 and GT350, the Mustang Dark Horse doesn't have any heritage to bolster its image. Nor, on the flip side, any lingering nostalgia to hold it back. Ford wanted the performance to speak for itself – and boy does it.
This is the most powerful naturally aspirated 5.0-liter V8 in Mustang history, and the Coyote engine is still as charming as ever. Forged piston connecting rods from the supercharged GT500 and specific software...
CHARLOTTE, N.C., July 27, 2023 – Ford Performance today reveals the all-new Mustang Dark Horse™ R, offering the most demanding track enthusiasts a turn-key race car ready to compete in the all-new Mustang Challenge spec racing series, just for Mustang Dark Horse R and sanctioned by the International Motor Sports Association (IMSA).
The Mustang Dark Horse R powered by a new, fourth-generation 5.0-liter Coyote V8 is the third Dark Horse-based racing derivative to be unveiled this summer, joining its place alongside the Mustang GT3 and Mustang GT4.
"Mustang Dark Horse R bridges the gap between Dark Horse and Mustang GT3 and GT4," stated Mark Rushbrook, global director, Ford Performance Motorsports. “Production-based Mustang vehicles have...
Hennessey is among the first tuners to take a crack at upgrading the 2024 Ford Mustang in its highest-performing specification. The fourth-generation Coyote 5.0-liter mill is good for 500 horsepower and 418 pound-feet (567 Newton-meters) of torque in its original naturally aspirated guise, but the Texas-based aftermarket specialist with an insatiable thirst for power has already slapped on a supercharger.
The flagship S650 'Stang now belts out 850 hp and 650 lb-ft (884 Nm), delivered to the rear wheels via a six-speed Tremec manual or Ford's own 10-speed automatic transmission. Other modifications made by Hennessey include beefier fuel injectors, a high-flow air induction system, a new high-flow fuel pump, and a software update for the...
Ford Performance has teased the Mustang Dark Horse R on Threads before its official unveiling set for July 27. The Dark Horse R is a fresh track-focused variant of the seventh-generation Mustang, slotting above the Dark Horse S and beneath the recently revealed high-performance GT4 and GT3 racers. The sneak peek includes a sketch of the vehicle's rear view, which closely mirrors the production model, distinguished by the clear presence of a roll-cage inside the cabin. Additionally, the image showcases Ford Performance's new logo, adorned with striking blue, red, and white graphics, which may hint at the model's presentation livery.
New Mustang configurator up and running, with 360 view of interior.
Edit: Admin, I've added an image so it shows up in the news section properly.
RTR Vehicles has just revealed its first kick at the can on the 2024 Ford Mustang. The RTR Spec 2 Mustang offers more aggressive looks and a new suspension setup. But there are no claims of extra horsepower.
The RTR Spec 2 car starts with the company’s own new grille. The design is meant to accelerate airflow around it, pushing that air through the cooling system. Then there are the illuminated scoops in the side that send cool air to the engine’s intakes.
There is a hood vent that RTR says helps move air out from under the hood, and it claims aero benefits for the front, side, and rear splitters. As well as the new rear duckbill spoiler.
Under the Mustang is an RTR Tactical Performance Suspension. The new parts include adjustable...
Very sad to see this news but it almost feels like it's inevitable at this point. Price increases are already on the way as has been discussed on the forum. If you already have your order in you should already be locked in at the lower prices.
The 2024 Ford Mustang carries on the tradition of a V8 pony car with an available manual transmission. The current pinnacle of the new lineup is the 500-horsepower Dark Horse, which we've only been able to see as a static display...until now. Coming at you from the 2023 New York Auto Show, Andre gets to experience the new Dark Horse firsthand. Check it out!
After 18 years in the professional ranks of Formula D, Vaughn Gittin, Jr. stepped away from the series in 2022. He told Racer in 2021 he wanted to "re-assess and just focus on a couple other things for a little while. My mindset is right now that I will be back in Formula Drift in a couple years to compete once again. Whether that is just a few rounds a year or a complete championship effort." Turns out "a couple of years" meant just one. For this year's 20th anniversary of Formula D, Gittin returns in the same car he used to win championships in 2010 and 2020, the Ford Mustang. Or, rather, a competition-spec drifter based on Ford's 2024 pony car. Called the Mustang RTR Spec 5-FD, it will try to put one of the four drivers in Gittin's...
DEARBORN, Mich., Feb. 8, 2023 – Amplifying the track handling precision of the all-new 2024 Mustang Dark Horse™, the Mustang team has created a distinctive collection of colors and materials that amplifies its dark aura and digital-age style.
“The sinister and track-hungry attitude of Mustang Dark Horse inspired us to curate colors and materials in a way that underscores the vehicle’s athleticism,” said Carrie Kennerly, Ford senior color and materials designer. “We spent extra time on the cockpit, ensuring the look, feel and function of everything a performance driver could want conveys the performance Mustang Dark Horse is capable of.”
Interior designed with athleticism
The heart of the Mustang Dark Horse interior is its all-new...
The configurator ford the 2024 Mustang Dark Horse is live! Let us know how you plan to option / spec out your Dark Horse. Thanks for the tip @BSpankinAz 👍
Here is a direct link to the configurator: https://shop.ford.com/configure/mustang/2024/model/customize/?intcmp=vhp-bb-fbc
When Ford revealed the 2024 Mustang to the world, it detailed the new engine lineup, but didn’t put final numbers to paper. Today, Ford is revealing the figures we’ve all been waiting for.
Starting from the top with the Mustang Dark Horse, the 5.0-liter V8 in this model will produce 500 horsepower and 418 pound-feet of torque. Upgrades over the standard GT model’s V8 include a uniquely balanced crankshaft, forged connecting rods and strengthened camshafts. Slotting in behind the Shelby GT350’s 5.2-liter V8, the Dark Horse’s engine is the second-most powerful naturally aspirated V8 to ever find its way into a production Mustang.
The standard Mustang GT’s 5.0-liter V8 is rated at 480 horsepower and 415 pound-feet of torque. For...
For many enthusiasts, part of the Ford Mustang's appeal is the tremendous amount of aftermarket support that the model benefits from. While third-party companies will sooner or later get their hands on the seventh-generation model, the scope of modifications that can be performed to the four- or the eight-cylinder engine will be reduced because Ford has made the car's ECU more difficult to tune.
Ed Krenz, the Mustang's chief engineer, told Ford Authority that the new model unveiled in September 2022 will be "much more difficult" to tune than its predecessors. He explained that's due to the Fully-Networked Vehicle (FNV) electrical architecture that the Mustang is built around. This system enables over-the-air software updates, among...
Ford announced six track-bound variants of the 2024 Mustang developed for a wide range of series, but that's not all the Blue Oval has up its sleeve. It unveiled a racing-ready model online that was designed to compete in Australia's popular Supercars series starting in 2023.
Introduced at the Mount Panorama track in New South Wales, the first racing version of the seventh-generation Mustang was developed by Ford Performance and homologation team Dick Johnson Racing. It complies with the Gen3 regulations that will come into effect in 2023, so it's relatively close to the street-legal model in terms of overall design. It nonetheless gains a full body kit that includes a front splitter, side skirts, a massive rear spoiler and a wide air...