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2024 Ford Mustang Dark Horse Outbrakes Pricier Vehicles

Since its launch a few months ago, the all-new range-topping 2024 Ford Mustang Dark Horse has performed quite well in a number of comparison tests, beating out traditional rivals like the Chevy Camaro and Dodge Challenger, as well as some more non-traditional foes like the BMW M2. By now, it’s pretty clear that the Dark Horse is a competent machine in many aspects – whether that be straight-line acceleration, handling, and of course, braking. Now, a new test from Car and Driver proves that the 2024 Ford Mustang Dark Horse is particularly good at coming to a stop when compared to the competition, too.

C&D recently got its hands on a number of performance-focused vehicles and conducted a 0-150-0 mile-per-hour speed test, which is a more challenging take on the ages-old 0-100-0 test. It then headed a few hours north of Detroit, Michigan to the Oscoda-Wurtsmith Airport, which has a nicely-paved 2.2-mile taxiway that makes it perfect for such a measuring contest.

The 2024 Ford Mustang Dark Horse faced a daunting task itself – facing off against pricey, highly-touted machines such as the Porsche 911 Turbo, 911 GT3 RS, Chevy Corvette Z06, and Cadillac CT-5 Blackwing, to name just a few. And yet, the pony car shockingly braked from 150 mph to a dead stop in just 5.2 seconds – tying the mighty 911 GT3 RS and beating out every other model tested here by stopping in just 569 feet. Overall, the Dark Horse finished sixth by going from 0-150-0 in 29.7 seconds, but it’s the latter portion here that truly blew everyone away.

“Did we predict that a Mustang would outbrake both the Corvette Z06 and the 911 Turbo S, posting a preposterous 569-foot stop from 150 mph? No, we did not,” C&D noted of this outcome. “Credit those six-piston Brembos up front, super-sticky Pirelli P Zero Trofeo RS rubber, and perhaps whatever high-speed downforce magic Ford worked in its new wind tunnel. Dark Horse owners will certainly bolt on superchargers and headers and all manner of horsepower-juicing aftermarket mods. We recommend not touching the brakes.”

We’ll have more on the Mustang and its competition soon, so be sure and subscribe to Ford Authority for more Ford Mustang news and continuous Ford news coverage.

Brett's lost track of all the Fords he's owned over the years and how much he's spent modifying them, but his current money pits include an S550 Mustang and 13th gen F-150.

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