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2024 Ford Mustang Dark Horse Comes to Forza Horizon 5

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You want one of the coolest V8 cars in the virtual world, you got it as the 2024 Ford Mustang Dark Horse comes to Forza Horizon 5.

The 2024 Ford Mustang Dark Horse is a high-performance variant of the iconic Mustang pony car that is coming to Forza Horizon 5. Make no doubt about it, this car is a beast and has been proving itself worthy in the motorsport world including the 24 hours of Le Mans and will be heading your way, June 20th.

Engine and Transmission

Powered by a 5.0-liter V8 engine, the Dark Horse produces 500 horsepower and 418 lb-ft of torque, making it the most powerful naturally aspirated 5.0-liter V8 in a Mustang ever. It comes standard with a Tremec 6-speed manual transmission, while Ford’s 10-speed automatic is available as an optional extra.


To handle the extra power, the Dark Horse features upgraded brakes, tires, suspension, and aerodynamic elements compared to the regular Mustang GT. These enhancements improve performance and handling.

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The exterior design includes a more aggressive front end, unique wheels, darker accent trim, and badging to set it apart from other models.

Limited Production

Ford plans to build around 4,000 examples of the Dark Horse per year, making it a more exclusive, higher-performance Mustang trim level.


Ford estimates a 0-60 mph time in under 4 seconds and a top speed of 180 mph for the 2024 Mustang Dark Horse.

Position in Lineup

The Dark Horse slots between the regular Mustang GT and the ultra-high-performance Shelby GT500 model, providing Mustang enthusiasts with a new performance-oriented yet slightly more affordable option.

Darren Buckner

Darren Buckner

Darren became a member of Simrace247 in January 2021 and has been a valuable addition to the platform ever since. He began his journey as an Editor and has progressed to the position of Editor in Chief, owing to his unwavering commitment and hard work. With his profound interest in motorsport and gaming, Darren is passionate about sharing news and exceptional content with like-minded people worldwide.View Author posts

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