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You can take your ride to the dark side. However, is the Ford Mustang Dark Horse price too expensive? You can save a little by getting the 2024 Ford Mustang Dark Horse with a manual transmission. The keywords are a little.

What is the 2024 Ford Mustang Dark Horse price?

The 2024 Ford Mustang Dark Horse price starts at $58,185 and the $1,595 destination fee takes the starting total up to $59,780. That’s if you opt for the available MT82-D4 six-speed manual transmission.

With the automatic 10-speed transmission the Mustang Dark Horse cost is $61,375 with the destination fee included. So, you can save a whole $1,595 with the manual.

The Dark Horse manual features an exclusive TREMEC manual gearbox with a standard 3D-printed titanium shift knob.

Both options are paired with the Coyote 5.0-liter V8 engine with 500 hp and 418 lb-ft of torque.
This engine is also standard with the GT models. Plus, every Mustang trim gets standard AWD.

What is the Mustang Dark Horse package?

The 2024 Ford Mustang Dark Horse driving on the road
2024 Ford Mustang Dark Horse | Ford

The Ford Mustang Dark Horse package takes the pony to the dark side with premium performance upgrades. It rides on 19-inch wheels wrapped in staggered-fitting Pirelli P ZERO (PZ4) tires.

A torsion rear differential helps maintain traction. Plus, the Brembo brakes have 15.3-inch rotors in the front and 14-inch rotors in the rear for optimal stopping power. They stand out with a shade of Notoris Blue.

A Ford performance lightweight strut tower brace and K-brace improve the steering response and grip. The standard Magneride shocks monitor wheel movement 1,000 times per second.

You also get a blacked crankshaft and forged piston connecting rods to handle the higher cylinder pressures and piston speeds. Additional oil coolers and an active quad exhaust are also beneficial.

A dark shadow graphic surrounds the headlamps and meets gloss back features including the grille, side skirt, rear wing, and exhaust for a unique style. Dark badging is found inside and out.

The interior features blue leather-trimmed Recaro bucket seats with suede inserts. Blue accent stitching and blue seatbelts draw the eye. Also, chrome inserts have been replaced by Black Alley gloss accents.

Tech upgrades include a 12.3-inch digital gauge cluster and a 13.2-inch infotainment system to create an immersive cockpit that emulates a fighter jet cockpit. The latest Band and Olufsen premium audio system includes 12 speakers and one subwoofer.

What is the top speed of the Dark Horse?

The 2024 Ford Mustang Dark Horse interior and dash
2024 Ford Mustang Dark Horse interior | Ford

The 2024 Ford Mustang Dark Horse has a top seed of 166 mph and it is street-legal. It can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in roughly 4.1 seconds, making it faster than the Mustang GT. The GT reaches 60 mph in roughly 4.3 seconds.

With the automatic transmission, you get sterling-wheel mounted paddle shifters to enhance precision timing. But critics agree that the manual option is a bit faster.

The Dark Horse doesn’t require premium fuel, but it’s a thirsty pony. It gets an EPA-estimated 14 mpg in the city and up to 22 mpg on the highway.

It might be hard to resist burning fuel with the Remote Rev function. This feature allows you to rev the engine with the keyfob, and the drift brake is pretty fun.

The Mustang Dark Horse is worth it if you want the top-performance option, but it might be difficult to tame in everyday traffic. You might want to send it every chance you get.