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The Ford Mustang Dark Horse is the top of the Mustang lineup for 2024. However, the spiritual successor to the now-discontinued Mustang Mach 1 couldn’t best a 5,000 lb British luxury GT car in a recent acceleration and braking test. That’s right; the hulking 2024 Bentley Continental GT Speed outran the Ford Mustang Dark Horse. However, the news is a bit different when the two cars hit the brakes.

In a 0-to-150-to-0 test, the 2024 Bentley Continental GT Speed trounces the 2024 Ford Mustang Dark Horse

A silver Bentley Continental GT Speed cruises down an open road.
Bentley Continental GT Speed | Bentley

On paper, the 2024 Bentley Continental GT Speed should always get the last laugh on the latest range-topping Mustang. Specifically, the GT Speed produces 650 horsepower from its W12 heart, 150 ponies ahead of the Dark Horse. What’s more, the GT Speed grips hard with standard all-wheel drive (AWD), unlike the Dark Horse’s tire-roasting rear-wheel drive (RWD) setup.

Make and model0-60 mph0-150 mph150-0 mph
2024 Ford Mustang Dark Horse4.1 seconds24.2 seconds5.2 seconds
2024 Bentley Continental GT Speed3.2 seconds18.1 seconds6.3 seconds

As a result, the GT Speed launched harder and pulled through to 150 mph much quicker than the lighter Ford Mustang Dark Horse. By the 150 mph mark, the Bentley GT car was a whopping 6.1 seconds ahead of the Mustang. However, the lighter, more agile Dark Horse scrubbed off speed from 150-0 in 5.2 seconds, over a second and 111 feet shy of the GT Speed. 

Still, the better braking performance wasn’t enough to hand the Dark Horse the win in Car and Driver’s 0-to-150-to-0 testing. The GT Speed finished the run in 24.6 seconds start-to-finish. Conversely, the 500-horsepower Dark Horse required 29.7 ticks to run the same test.  

However, the two have very different clientele

While the brutish Brit and the range-topping Mustang are interesting competitors, the two come from wildly different price points. In fact, the Mustang model starts at a staggering $245,000 less than the Bentley GT car. 

Make and modelStarting price
2024 Ford Mustang Dark Horse$67,155
2024 Bentley Continental GT Speed$312,155

Still, the +5,000 lb Continental GT Speed has no business moving as well as it does. Keep up with MotorBiscuit for the latest car content!


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