Turn-Key Race Car: The 2024 Ford Mustang Dark Horse R is a turn-key race car, purpose-built for the most demanding track enthusiasts, delivering unparalleled racing performance.
Exclusive Racing Series: Get ready to compete in the all-new Mustang Challenge spec racing series, exclusively designed for the Mustang Dark Horse R, sanctioned by IMSA.
Powerful Coyote V8 Engine: Experience heart-pounding power with the new fourth-generation 5.0-liter Coyote V8 engine, delivering 500+ horsepower for exhilarating on-track performance.
Bridging the Gap: The Dark Horse R joins the Mustang GT3 and Mustang GT4 as the third Dark Horse-based racing derivative, designed to bridge the gap between them.
Factory-Built Race Car: Ford Performance presents an attainable factory-built race car, allowing passionate customers to unleash their racing spirit on the track.
Aggressive Yet Approachable: The Dark Horse R's design strikes a perfect balance – aggressive enough for intense racing but approachable for customers to pick up and play with.
Track-Focused Equipment: Exclusively built for track use, the Dark Horse R shares components with the road-going version, including a Flat Rock Assembly Plant-provided body, Tremec 3160 manual transmission, and Torsen limited-slip differential.
Aero Enhancements: Designed for optimal aerodynamics, the Dark Horse R boasts aero enhancements to maximize performance on the racetrack.
Uncompromising Braking: Equipped with high-performance Brembo rear brake calipers and rotors, the Dark Horse R ensures exceptional stopping power during intense racing maneuvers.
Track-Capable Street-Legal Mustang: As the most track-capable 5.0-liter V8 street-legal Mustang ever, the Dark Horse R delivers exhilarating driving experiences for enthusiasts both on and off the racetrack.
Ford Performance Unveils the All-New 2024 Mustang Dark Horse R for Track Enthusiasts
In the world of racing, the 2024 Ford Mustang Dark Horse R is set to make a resounding entry. Designed as a turn-key race car, this beast is tailor-made for the most demanding track enthusiasts. It's been purpose-built to take on the challenge of the all-new Mustang Challenge spec racing series, exclusively for the Mustang Dark Horse R, and sanctioned by the prestigious International Motor Sports Association (IMSA).
The heart of the Mustang Dark Horse R is its new, fourth-generation 5.0-liter Coyote V8 engine, a powerhouse that ensures awe-inspiring performance. Joining the ranks of the Mustang GT3 and Mustang GT4, the Dark Horse R proves to be a formidable racing machine.
Mark Rushbrook, the global director of Ford Performance Motorsports, explains that the Mustang Dark Horse R bridges the gap between the Dark Horse and the Mustang GT3 and GT4 models. Ford has a rich racing heritage with production-based Mustang vehicles dating back to the 1964 Tour de France victory. With the Dark Horse R, Ford aims to offer its passionate customers not only a factory-built race car but also an entire racing series where they can compete with other Mustang enthusiasts.
Jim Owens, the Ford Mustang Marketing manager, highlights that the Mustang Dark Horse R is developed with Mustang racing enthusiasts at the forefront of the design process. Drawing from Ford Performance's vast expertise in racing the Mustang, they have created an aggressive yet approachable package that promises thrilling racing experiences.
The 2024 Dark Horse R is exclusively designed for track use, but it shares several essential components with its road-legal counterpart. These include a Flat Rock Assembly Plant-provided body, a robust 500+ horsepower 5.0-liter V8 engine, Tremec 3160 manual transmission, Torsen limited-slip differential with a 3.73 final drive ratio, and aero enhancements. Additionally, the Dark Horse R is equipped with high-performance Brembo rear brake calipers and rotors, ensuring uncompromising stopping power.
Ford has carefully curated the Dark Horse R to appeal to racing enthusiasts who crave the thrill of the track. But the excitement doesn't end there – the 2024 Mustang Dark Horse also proves to be the most track-capable 5.0-liter V8 street-legal Mustang ever, showcasing Ford's commitment to delivering exhilarating driving experiences both on and off the racetrack.