Ford Shows V8 Power Love with 500-Hp 2024 Dark Horse Mustang | Daily News Byte

Ford Shows V8 Power Love with 500-Hp 2024 Dark Horse Mustang

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Yes, stout V8-hp powered engines still exist. To prove that point (and put the shade on its new all-electric Mach-E sibling), Ford has released the most powerful naturally aspirated V8 Mustang to date with the new 2024 Mustang Dark Horse; doubling as the most powerful non-Shelby version of the edition as well. Courtesy of a 5.0L engine built on a new fourth-generation Coyote V8 by the team at Ford Performance, the first Dark Horse put down 500 horsepower and 418 ft.-lb. of torque. Even the non-Dark Horse versions, with the 2024 Mustang GT coupe and convertible, deliver an almost impressive 486 horsepower and 418 ft.-lb. of torque.

“With the increased responsiveness you get from the new dual throttle bodies, we’re squeezing every ounce of performance we can out of our engine so Mustang enthusiasts can have that experience.”

Suzanne Robinson, Coyote engine program supervisor

Add to this, a long list of exclusive Dark Horse handling and performance tweaks – from strengthened camshafts and an optional active-valve performance exhaust system, to a clearly balanced crankshaft and forged piston connecting rods that we first saw in the Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 – we’re sure Dark Horse will restore some faith to Mustang enthusiasts who aren’t too keen on the electric SUV version of the classic pony car. Along with the fierce Dark Horse is the new 2024 Mustang EcoBoost that puts out 315-hp and 350 ft.-lb. of torque from an all-new 2.3L EcoBoost engine; standing its own ground, this EcoBoost version offers the most common power in a four- or six-cylinder Mustang ever. Some might say the mustang is back. We’re just glad to see another badass pony car with a Coyote V8.

Built from Ford’s Flat Rock Assembly Plant in Michigan, expect the new 2024 Mustangs to go on sale in the summer of 2023.

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