The 2024 Ford Mustang Dark Horse really lived up to its name. The unexpected track-tuned variant has quickly become the most talked about car model of 2024 in the seventh generation Mustang lined up. Thanks to pre-production Dark horseThe arrival of the Mustang Stampede, a detailed reveal event of Detroit Auto Showwe get a glimpse of what’s underneath the hood and what it sounds like.
Filmed by YouTube account DtRockstar1, the Dark Horse’s exhaust notes looks like it’s been pre-modified with a car and coffee growl. RIP to anyone behind the quad exhaust as it ignites, releasing a tearing sound before sinking into a dull idle state.
The video also features a look at the bottom of the hood, which looks even smaller and more purposeful than current V8s. Double throttle bodies double the hardware, cramming the cavity with double the airbox and the resonator. There’s something satisfying about the symmetrical intakes to the center of that delightful V8.
The last scene we see is the Dark Horse speeding away. Even before the throttle was over, a rip was heard accompanied by a serious growl.
Making a minimum of 500 hp, an estimated 20 hp more than the GT, the Dark Horse features additional cooling for the engine and six-speed manual transmission. If this is really the last obstacle for Ford’s It’s purely an internal combustion V8, at least it should come out with a thrilling soundtrack.