2024 Ford Mustang line-up receives track-focused Dark Horse addition

Ford Australia confirmed pricing and specification details of the all-new seventh-generation Mustang.

At launch the new 2024 Ford Mustang is available in three models – EcoBoost, GT and a new addition called the Mustang Dark Horse. The EcoBoost is powered by a 2.3-litre EcoBoost turbocharged four-cylinder engine, while the GT and Mustang Dark Horse feature a 5.0-litre V8 under the bonnet in two different outputs.

The Mustang EcoBoost is available with a Fastback (coupe) body style only and will open the Mustang line-up at $64,990. The GT is available in Fastback with a six-speed manual gearbox priced at $77,002 or ten-speed automatic transmission costing $80,902. The GT is also offered as a convertible body style priced at $86,752 which is fitted exclusively with an automatic transmission.

A 1,000-unit special edition model for Australia, Mustang Dark Horse is the first new Mustang performance nameplate in 21 years and will be available with both a unique TREMEC six-speed manual transmission at a price of $99,102, and an automatic transmission costing $103,002. Mustang Dark Horse is exclusively available in the Fastback body style.

All prices quoted exclude on-road costs.

Powering the Ecoboost variant is a 2.3-litre turbo four-cylinder engine developing 232kW @ 5500rpm and 475Nm @ 3000rpm. It’s mated to a 10-speed automatic transmission.

The GT and Dark Horse models are powered by a 5.0-litre V8 naturally aspirated engine. In GT trim, the engine produces 347kW @ 7250 RPM and 550Nm @ 4850pm, while in Dark Horse guise the output is raised slightly to 349kW @ 7250 RPM and 548Nm @ 4850pm.

Mustang Dark Horse receives track-focused enhancements in the form of auxiliary brake cooling ducts, a transmission cooler and rear axle cooler, all designed to improve endurance and recovery.

A bespoke chassis tuning for the Dark Horse include stiffer front springs and specially tuned MagneRide 9 shocks capable of monitoring wheel and tyre movement 1,000 times per second, which optimises performance based on road surface or driving mode.

Mustang Dark Horse also features wider staggered wheels (19 by 9.5-inch front and 19 by 10-inch rear), with stopping courtesy of Brembo front six piston brakes with 390mm rotors. Traction is also improved thanks to a Torsen limited differential.

The new Mustang is available for purchase at Ford dealerships across Australia, with first customer arrivals scheduled for Q2 2024.

2024 Ford Mustang Line-Up and Pricing

VariantPowertrainPrice (excl. on-road costs)
EcoBoost Fastback (AT)2.3L turbo four-cylinder, 10-speed auto, 232kW @ 5500rpm, 475Nm @ 3000rpm$64,990
GT Fastback (MT)5.0L V8, six-speed manual, 347kW @ 7250 RPM, 550Nm @ 4850pm$77,002
GT Fastback (AT)5.0L V8, 10-speed auto, 347kW @ 7250 RPM, 550Nm @ 4850pm$80,902
GT Convertible (AT)5.0L V8, 10-speed auto, 347kW @ 7250 RPM, 550Nm @ 4850pm$86,752
Dark Horse (MT)5.0L V8, six-speed manual, 349kW @ 7250 RPM, 548Nm @ 4850pm$99,102
Dark Horse (AT)5.0L V8, 10-speed auto, 349kW @ 7250 RPM, 548Nm @ 4850pm$103,002

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