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2024 Ford Mustang Dark Horse Looks Great In White

The redesigned seventh-generation 2024 Ford Mustang was recently revealed, ushering in a new chapter in the pony car’s history. The forthcoming model introduces a host of changes over the outgoing sixth-generation Mustang, and its lineup includes the Mustang Dark Horse, a performance-oriented variant that’s ready to tackle the track. So far, photos have only depicted the muscle car in blue, but an image recently surfaced on social media of the Mustang Dark Horse with a stunning white paint job.

Contrary to what its name might suggest, the 2024 Ford Mustang Dark Horse will not be exclusively offered with shadowy paint colors. In fact, the name is a reference to an old idiom that describes a contender about which little is known, but goes out and wins anyway. With that in mind, the Mustang Dark Horse will be offered in a range of colors, including the aforementioned Blue Ember metallic and stark white, as evidenced by this image posted to Twitter by Ford spokesperson Mike Levine.

The white exterior coat really emphasizes the substantial cosmetic changes present on the 2024 Ford Mustang, especially around its front fascia. The bright color contrasts with the plastic grille molding, which give it a fierce, race car-like outlook. Now, it seems that this image is not an actual photo, but instead a digital rendering that will likely be part of the Build and Price tool when it goes online. However, it’s certainly interesting to get a look at the Mustang Dark Horse in a color other than dark, shadowy blue.

The all-new 2024 Ford Mustang is scheduled to launch in the summer of 2023, and will continue to be produced at the Flat Rock Assembly plant in Michigan.

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Alexandra is a Colorado-based journalist with a passion for all things involving horsepower, be it automotive or equestrian.

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  1. Mark B

    I still think the black around the headlights should go. It would make the smaller, slimmer lights looks just that…smaller and slimmer.

    1. jrzycobra

      Agreed. If it was a human it would go to a plastic surgeon to get the dark bags removed.

  2. Robert.Walter

    Have to say I wasn’t sure about the new body at first, but the design grows in one, and then, suddenly, it’s clear, this is a very good looking car.

    I like the dark color boxing around the headlamps too.

    1. Brad Bates

      my thoughts exactly! I was indifferent to the new body style, but this looks amazing!

  3. Smitty

    Sign me Up PLEASE!! I have to have one!!

  4. what

    I’d wish the black on the headlights was a little smaller and lined up with the headlights better.

    1. Alexandra Purcell

      I can’t get over the fact that it looks like it went a little crazy with the charcoal black under-eyeliner like I did in high school, lol.

  5. Denny

    Not overly impressed with the new Camaro/Charger look. There’s a reason those two are being discontinued. Design needs to make a fresh design not a copy approach. I’ve had and appreciated every model style over the years except for the Mustang II. I’m resently in a ’21 550, but definitely wouldn’t trade it for a 650.

  6. John

    HUGE improvement over the S550 GT/Mach 1 looks-wise. At the top of my list to replace my daily driver.

    Ford is doing a great job lately, love many of their recent announcements.

  7. Dan

    Cool Camaro

    1. GFYDan

      How provocative of you.

  8. Michael

    Looks like a Camaro and a Charger had a love child. Good luck getting one, Ford struggles to produce any normal Mustangs now as it is…I doubt many of these even get made because Ford is more interested in making woke vehicles for people who cannot afford them in the first place these days. I’ll be keeping my 6th gen Mustang thank you. After 32 years of buying new Ford’s, I’m done…I didn’t leave the brand, its left me. Sadly.

    1. RichG

      You mean except for making long comments like this one, right?

    2. what

      Yeah, but, the Mustang looks cooler

    3. John

      This is how I feel about GM and Dodge. I just can’t get onboard with the ALL EV thing. I just want options.

      In the past few weeks, Ford has shown me a better looking Mustang, kept the V8 in it, and announced more V8 trucks instead of so many of the lackluster ecoboosts.

      Ford absolutely has my attention. If they can create enough supply and keep the Ford dealers from the ridiculous ADM prices, I’m all in with Ford now. GM and Dodge can try to sell their EV Karenmobiles to old women.

      1. Robert.Walter

        Reasons Ford didn’t do a mustang coupe EV now is because it was too late in its refresh when Ford decided to pivot hard to an EV portfolio, this refresh was cheap to do vis-à-vis a new coupe EV platform, Mustang is niche and the budget has to be spent on maintaining dominance in F-series, and converting upcoming new mass market platforms to EV.

        When this generation sunsets, I don’t expect an iCE replacement because mixed platform would require too many compromises and too much cost.

        With EV I expect we will finally see an AWD Mustang coupe. Can’t wait to see that on Pike’s Peak.

        Ford is just lucky that in EV being a first mover among fast followers, it’s EV fleet will help its CAFE performance of its ICE fleet, and being off cycle compared to its competitors an ICE Mustang can soldier on for a few years more.

        I’m sure Mustang will pick up a few conquests from the competition as they move to EV platforms, but expect most folks to stay wedded to their brands and pivot hard to rationalizing how great their EV powertrain is, compared to what they had with an ICE predecessor, and how all new ICE Mustangs are just antique tech.

        1. John

          Yeah, I can tell you many in the enthusiast crowd aren’t going to do that, lol. Some will, but in even much smaller numbers than pony cars sell now.

        2. mike Houser

          You need to remember the Mustang Lithium. It is all electric and looks just like a mustang. They should have made that instead of the Mach E

  9. Don

    I wish I had one.

  10. Lealand

    I’ll take it without the stripes! Then again if Ford puts Performance Blue back on that palette I’d go for a Dark Horse in that as well.

  11. Cricket

    I’ve owned numerous mustangs over the years from 68 s to 93s I’m definitely buying the dark horse as soon as available Ford almost lost me with this ev I mean come on they take the mustang name and put it on that really I mean why not use tempo or escort not mustang they take a name the represents muscle and stick it on a ev smh if they hadn’t came out with dark horse they would have lost my business for life

  12. Steve

    Most old car guys don’t get the ev thing but in coming years their not relevant anymore ev are far better than ice cars.


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