When the S550 generation version of the Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 made its debut for the 2020 model year, one of the most compelling options one could opt for was the Carbon Fiber Track Package, which added an array of lightweight bits and pieces – including its wheels. As select owners later found out the hard way, replacing one of those wheels wasn’t exactly cheap – with prices ranging from $5k-$7k each. Thus, when The Blue Oval revealed that the 2024 Ford Mustang Dark Horse would also be available with carbon fiber wheels as an option, we were eager to hear how much those pieces might cost, and now we know, as that feature is now showing the model’s build and price configurator.
As a standalone option, the 2024 Ford Mustang Dark Horse carbon fiber wheels cost an additional $8,995, but there’s one big catch – they’re only available in conjunction with the optional Handling Package, which adds another $4,995 to that tally, bringing the total cost up to $13,990 for those that want the special wheels. The Handling Package includes adjustable strut top mounts, front tow hooks, the Magnetic Damping System, a Shadow Black-painted rear spoiler with a Gurney flap, and revised chassis tuning. All in, a fully-loaded Dark Horse with all available options – including the carbon fiber wheels – stickers for just over $88k.
The Dark Horse’s optional carbon fiber wheels measure 19×10.5 inches up front and 19×11 in the rear, and weight 37 percent – or around 20 pounds – less than the standard units. The lightweight rollers are produced by Carbon Revolution, which also made the carbon fiber wheels for the S550-generation Shelby GT350 and GT500, and they’ve undergone 200+ environmental and structural environment tests to boot.
The 2024 Ford Mustang Dark Horse comes equipped with an enhanced version of the naturally-aspirated Ford 5.0L V8 Coyote engine that cranks out 500 horsepower and 418 pound-feet of torque, along with an array of performance upgrades including a six-speed Tremec manual transmission (or optional 10-speed automatic), 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.