Saddle Up

First introduced in 1965 as a mild-mannered “secretary’s car,” the 2024 Mustang Dark Horse is a fire-breathing performance machine.
Words // Bill Lindsey | October 27, 2023 | Luxury

Ford’s Mustang was a hit from the moment it rolled onto a stage at the 1964 World’s Fair in New York. Since then, it has evolved into a car that is capable of impressive performance, as evidenced by the all-new model. The Dark Horse Ford Mustang goes as good as it looks, and with its unique black accent trim that gives a hint of its capabilities, it looks amazing. Powered by a naturally-aspirated 500-hp Coyote V8 with open-air induction, linked to either a 6-speed manual with rev matching, or 10-speed automatic with paddle shifters that allows drivers to connect more fully with the car and the road. The suspension is track-tuned to tame even the twistiest roads, while the engine, transmission and differential are protected by coolers. The exhaust’s throaty rumble will make even mundane runs to the grocery store a feast for the senses;