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More Expensive, Less Power.

2024 S650 Ford Mustang Dark Horse Drifting Drift Stick

Not long after the S650 Ford Mustang debuted, it was announced that the newest generation of the Mustang would be making its way to Europe. Interestingly, it was revealed then that the GT and Dark Horse would be the only configurations heading to the old continent, not the EcoBoost, which would be the ideal choice when facing Europe’s stringent emission regulations. Now, information regarding the Europe configuration of the S650 Ford Mustang GT and Dark Horse has been revealed, and the 5.0L Coyote V8 is getting less power than it has in North America.

S650 Ford Mustang Europe Configuration: Details

While the S650 Ford Mustang retains its V8 in Europe, it loses significant power. According to a post made to the Mustang7g forum, the standard Mustang GT for Europe only has 440 horsepower, which is a cut of 40 ponies to the car to comply with stricter laws. But that’s not the only thing that got hit with a decrease in power, as the torque is just 397 lb-ft, which is a decrease of 21 lb-ft from the North American version. As for the Dark Horse, the European configuration produces 448 horsepower and 397 lb-ft of torque, decreasing 52 ponies and 21 lb-ft of torque. Sad!

Both of these offerings still have more power than the previous-generation Mustang that first arrived in Europe in 2015. The car still packs sufficient muscle and gives Europeans a V8 offering at a time when companies are either downsizing or switching to hybrids and EVs. As for pricing, that will vary depending on the country. For Germany, a fully equipped Mustang GT Fastback with an automatic starts at around €67,000 ($72,000 USD). Meanwhile, a fully equipped Dark Horse with an automatic is around €77,000 ($83,000 USD). Sad!

If customers opt for the convertible GT, that will add around 5-6k, respectively, for manual and automatic versions of the car. It’s unclear if Ford will offer a Performance Package for these cars either. But it’s cool that the Blue Oval is offering this V8 muscle car to people across the pond, even if it means sacrificing a few ponies and options.

S650 Ford Mustang Heading To Europe

Written by Zac Quinn

Zac's love for cars started at a young age, after seeing the popular Eleanor from Gone In 60 Seconds. From there, fascination and enthusiasm blossomed and to this day the Ford Mustang remains a favorite. His first job started out detailing cars, but also provided the opportunity to work on restoration including an 1968 Ford Mustang, Pontiac Firebird, and a C3 Corvette, though he left that job before further work and experience could be had. From there, he was a detailer at a car dealership before quitting that job to try and finish college.

Much of his free time while studying was spent watching YouTube videos regarding new cars, or off-roading. 4WD247 is a personal favorite channel which rekindled a dying flame in car enthusiasm, now tailored towards trucks and SUVs and the fun that can be had building up an overlanding rig, and going on adventures, though, that chapter remains unwritten for the time being.

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