The Mustang Dark Horse is the performance variant of the new 2024 Ford Mustang lineup, promising at least 100 horsepower per liter utilizing naturally aspirated Coyote V8 power. This new S650 Mustang variant has already been caught making some noise on one of Ford’s factory floors thanks to a sneaky worker. Now it appears Ford wants to provide their own, official rendition, in the form of a video that captures the sound of the next-generation Coyote V8 engine, dual throttle bodies and all.
Ford tweeted a short video of the S650 Mustang Dark Horse start-up lighting sequence and what can only be assumed to be a professional recording of the next-gen Coyote V8 engine, targeted for a minimum of 500 horsepower, and exhaust notes that it produces. The light up sequence is flashy to say the least, and utilizes three separate LED daytime running lights glowing in sequence from left to right. Then, those same lights ultimately blink at you before going full glow and the engine roars.
The antagonizing test question asking if the sound of its roar excites you serves as the basis for the video itself. Ultimately the video ends leaving you more securely planted in your bias for loud and dramatic muscle cars than you perhaps already were. Thanks, Ford.
The Dark Horse, at least in this video, wears an all dark blue paint scheme. The Dark Horse was originally revealed using this paint even though we’ve seen it show off its chiseled body, in a more arctic white color, pictured above. The white paint gives better contrast to its unique badging and variety of contrasting body panels over the S550. While we’re not entirely sure what colors the new Mustang will come in, you can start building your own on a fan-made configurator. That is until production, on the now global car, starts next year.
🔉You’re gonna want the sound on for this one. The All-New 2024 Mustang® sports car sounds as good as it looks 🐎 pic.twitter.com/nnK8SljofP
— Ford Mustang (@FordMustang) November 1, 2022