Back when the next-generation S650 2024 Ford Mustang was revealed last September, it did so as an entirely new, redesigned version of the iconic pony car, albeit with the return of both the base EcoBoost and V8-powered GT models. However, perhaps the biggest news that came from that particular day was that a new variant – the 2024 Ford Mustang Dark Horse – was set to join the lineup, offering even more performance than the regular GT, as well as some unique styling touches. The big question that The Blue Oval didn’t answer, however, is how much the 2024 Ford Mustang Dark Horse will cost. Now, sources familiar with the matter have revealed that important bit of information to Ford Authority.
|Equipment Group/Option||2024 Ford Mustang Dark Horse||2023 Ford Mustang Mach 1||+ / – Mach 1|
|Carbon Fiber Wheels||$8,495||-|
The 2024 Ford Mustang Dark Horse will start out at $57,970, which is $1,400 more than the current range-topping pony car (following the departure of the GT500), the 2023 Mustang Mach 1. Opting for the 700A equipment group is also $500 more expensive than the current Mach 1 at $2,595, though other options – including the Appearance Package, Handling Package, Recaro seats, and 10-speed automatic transmission all cost precisely the same for both models. It is worth noting, however, that these prices are subject to change at any time, particularly in today’s supply constrained world.
The fact that the Mustang Dark Horse will be available with the 700A equipment group means that it will probably be structured like the Mach 1, which starts off with the standard 600A “High Package” equipment group, with the 700A “Deluxe Package” available as an option, though these names may not carry over. Regardless, the Dark Horse offers more in the way of power than the Mach 1, as its version of the naturally-aspirated Ford 5.0L V8 Coyote engine cranks out 500 horsepower and 418 pound-feet of torque, versus the Mach 1’s 470 horsepower and 410 pound-feet of torque.
In addition to this performance boost, the 2024 Mustang Dark Horse also features a host of other upgrades, including a unique six-speed Tremec manual transmission, unique chassis tuning, larger rear sway bars, heavy-duty front shocks, 19-inch Brembo front six-piston brakes with 13.9-inch rotors, a strut tower brace and K-brace, a Torsen rear differential, MagneRide, and Pirelli P-Zero tires, to name just a few.
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WOW. I’m going to sound like an old-timer when I say this, but my 2019 Bullitt with all options except the Recaros stickered at “just” $51k. And if we go WAY back, my factory-order 1989 LX 5.0 was approx $15k. But then again, gas was $1. At least there is symmetry.
There isn’t a factory Mustang in existence that is worth that much money, that doesn’t have the Shelby GT500 Tag to it.
Great car and the base price isn’t terrible. However, the Ford dealers will ruin all this with markups and make the car not worth it.
John shop the internet for dealers not putting ‘market adjustment’ prices on this Mustang. The dealers selling at MSRP on factory orders, earn more cars on the ‘turn and earn’ bases. You’ll get your car faster and at MSRP. I offer this as a 40 veteran of the car dealership business.
Where is your dealership located?
With the right options it’s over $2,000 more than I paid for my 2020 GT350… I bought at the right time.
San 5.2 FPC the Dark Horse is a GT350. The missing 26 horsepower is negligible, especially if average power is better. The thing is Ford isn’t looking for old guys with the Dark Horse. That car is the Shelby GT350 for Millennials and Gen-Z. You have some people who are fans of what the Shelby, Boss and Mach names but for the most part they don’t carry the same weight with those cohorts that they do with Gen-X and Boomers (and older).
I agree, the name sounds silly (then again “Boss” probably sounded silly in the late ’60s and early 70’s next to Shelby and probably Mach 1) and IMO Ford could have used something like T-5 which has some history with the marque but whatever. Like Carroll Shelby said with the GT350, “The name wouldn’t make the car, and if it is a bad car, the name won’t save it.”
Assuming the GT sees the same percentage increase, the GT Premium would be $46,036. The GT base at $39,292. Far cry from the $4000 these things demanded 60 years ago.
adjusted for inflation (1964), a Mustang built exactly as it was in 1964 would cost 38k and given the content of the current and future car that’s not a bad deal. Assuming you’re talking about say an original V8 car with a 4 speed manual, front disc brakes and a K-code 289 all of which would be handily dusted off by a lowly Toyota Camry without even trying.
The real problem is declining wages and other things like housing and education taking a bigger bite out of those wages all of which has been a problem since the 70’s.
I am underwhelmed with the look of this car, it looks very cheaply done visually, the car has some decent performance numbers, but I still like the most recent GT 350s, price is little high for this car also, especially when they hit the dealerships.
Nice Camaro, I mean Mustang… pathetic Ford!
I’m gonna bet this thing will leave most cars in the dust at that price point. Even if you just add the track pack and 700A, you are getting a car with more grip than a Corvette Stingray, a better interior than a Corvette Stingray, and likely a better driving experience than a Corvette Stingray. All at roughly the same price as a Corvette Stingray.
The dark horse will feature Pirelli Trofeo RS Tires (not Pzero).
Not according to Ford
How do we order a Dark Horse S or R?
Not too impressed with the appearance
I love what they’ve done at Ford with this car. Except for one thing they have two flat screens with no real dashboard. I hope for changes their mind and doesn’t do this to the mustang.
Happy Ford is keeping it alive ! It will pay off for the brand. Wish the tremic was an available option or stock on the GT.