The seventh-generation S650 Ford Mustang made its official debut on September 14th, in front of over 1,000 fans, media, and influential people. That evening, Ford also revealed a new Mustang performance variant, calling it the Dark Horse. This new Mustang even has its own unique badge and body work to separate it from the rest. But you may not have been able to see much of the details from the original blue/black show car. Enter Ford North America Product Communications Director, Mike Levine, who just shared a picture of the Dark Horse on Twitter wearing an all white dress. Now the contrast becomes much more clear, with the front fascia giving off strong Storm Trooper vibes.
For starters, the exclusive S650 Mustang Dark Horse badge is far more prominent on the side panel. We’re not complaining, but it was a lot more subtle on the blue paint scheme that it debuted with. The front splitter, accents the rest of the black and white front fascia and fully functional NACA ducts all do their part in giving off an aggressive look for the seventh-generation Mustang, as well. Just behind that, the most powerful 5.0L V8 Coyote engine ever (500+ horsepower) sits beneath the cowl inducted hood, which also shows off its cooling ducts that are especially hard to miss given the black and white contrast.
The all-new Mustang Dark Horse is touted as having the most downforce of any all-new Mustang, ever. One of the main contributors to that claim to fame is the rear wing. The special wing integrates a gurney flap, similar to what’s found on the Ford GT which helps maximize traction between its Pirelli P Zero tires and the road. Speaking of tires, they wrap around 19 inch wheels but will be able to be swapped out for carbon fiber later in its life cycle thanks to Carbon Revolution.
Overall, The white and black contrast shows off the chiseled and much edgier body than we may have noticed in the debut model. If you want to configure your own, we know of a fan made configurator that is already online and ready to use while we wait for Ford to open order books early next year.