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New 2024 Ford Mustang Dark Horse Hennessey H850 article highlights:

  • Texas-based tuning company Hennessey will offer an H850 upgrade for the 2024 Ford Mustang Dark Horse. 
  • The H850 package will bump the factory output of the Dark Horse from 500 horsepower and 418 lb-ft of torque to 850 horsepower and 650 lb-ft of torque. 
  • All H850 packages will incorporate a supercharger and upgraded components to accomplish a 70% increase in power. 

The new Ford Mustang Dark Horse promises the greatest power output of any factory Coyote V8-powered Mustang. However, there is one name that horsepower-hungry enthusiasts call when factory power figures are inadequate: Hennessey. Enter the Hennessey H850, a supercharged 2024 Ford Mustang Dark Horse upgrade that promises to push the Coyote’s power output to Hellcat-beating heights. 

How much horsepower does the new 2024 Ford Mustang Dark Horse produce?

Ford says the new 2024 Mustang Dark Horse will produce 500 horsepower and 418 lb-ft of torque from its naturally aspirated (N/A) 5.0L Coyote V8 engine. As a result, the range-topping Mustang model is the most potent N/A Coyote-powered Mustang ever. 

Moreover, the Dark Horse is only the second N/A factory Ford pony car to produce 100 horsepower per liter of displacement, after the Voodoo-powered Shelby GT350 on the S550 platform. However, thanks to tuners like Hennessey, both models have power-boosting packages that swell outputs to well above 800 horsepower. 

Of course, the GT350’s 526-horsepower 5.2L Voodoo engine is an entirely different animal. The GT350 and GT350R mill is of flat-plane crank construction rather than a cross-plane application. Consequently, the Shelby model can rev up to 8,250 rpm, unheard-of territory for any other production Mustang. However, while the Coyote and Voodoo ‘Stangs move without the help of forced induction, Hennessey operates by the wisdom of the late, great Carroll Shelby: “There is no such thing as too much power, just not enough traction.”

How much power will the Hennessey H850 add?

A bright red Hennessey H850 Ford Mustang Dark Horse shows off its modified, supercharged platform and aggressive fascia.
Hennessey H850 Dark Horse | Hennessey

According to the tuning company’s media team, the H850 package will bump the Dark Horse’s factory power output to 850 horsepower and 650 lb-ft of torque. Further, Hennessey says the H850 package will increase the base Dark Horse’s power output by around 70%. 

Power like that is enough to out-muscle the latest Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye models and the most powerful factory Mustang ever, the 760-horsepower S550 Shelby GT500. Moreover, with a significantly lower weight than the Mopar monsters, the H850 is much more track-friendly than the heavy widebody Hellcat.

What does the Hennessey H850 package for the new Ford Mustang Dark Horse include?

Hennessey’s H850 upgrade for the upcoming Dark Horse adds forced induction in the form of a supercharger. Additionally, the Texas tuner says the Coyote gets a high-flow air induction system, a new fuel pump, new fuel injectors, and an HPE software upgrade. 

However, the upgrades aren’t just under the hood; the H850 adds copious carbon fiber, including a new rear spoiler, skirts, and a front splitter. Furthermore, the model ditches its stock wheels for lightweight aluminum kit. Of course, fans can opt for the factory model with optional carbon fiber wheels, which weigh just 20.1 lbs a piece, per Car and Driver

Moreover, Hennessey says the new Ford Mustang Dark Horse H850 package is covered by the tuning house’s comprehensive 3-year / 36,000-mile limited warranty.

What do you think of Hennessey’s approach to the all-new Ford Mustang Dark Horse? Share your thoughts and opinions in the comments below!