Track Pony: New Ford Mustang Dark Horse
From late summer 2023, the new mustang then also in Germany at the dealer, as a coupe and convertible. The prices for the new Mustang are not yet known. At least 55,000 euros are due for the current model – but there should be a small surcharge with the new Mustang.
Design: With new elements and larger air inlets
The side air intakes have grown from smaller slits to large openings, and there are no fog lights on the air intakes. At the rear, the absence of the solid black area is particularly noticeable; the three-part taillights keep their shape and have only been slightly modified. For a more robust sound, the four-pipe exhaust system in Mustang number seven also has a valve control.
Interior: Digitized with two horizontal displays
When the engine is started, the dashboard lights up in a copper hue with black elements – similar to the Mustang Mach-E. However, the colors of the displays and interior lighting can be freely adjusted. However, the information shown on the displays depends on the driving mode.
The graphics for the screens are visualized by the 3D software “Unreal Engine” from Epic Games, which usually provides renderings for computer games. This should appeal to the younger generation in particular.
Engine: Four-cylinder and V8 have been revised (update!)
The seventh generation of the starts under the hood muscle cars with an improved five-liter V8 including a new intake system with double air intake and double throttle body. Ford isn’t revealing the power yet, but it’s over 450 hp to go out
In addition, the Ford Mustang comes with a new, directly designed steering and the optional “MagneRide” chassis, which is supposed to adapt to the road conditions at lightning speed.
Interesting for purists: This Mustang will also be available with a six-speed manual transmission. In addition to the manual transmission, there’s also a 10-speed automatic.
Dark Horse: Ford also brings a track model (update!)
In addition to the GT, another, even more powerful model will be launched in 2023 under the name “Dark Horse”. The track version has a more powerful variant of the new five-liter eight-cylinder. Ford has also given the Dark Horse new camshafts and a dual throttle valve intake system. The top model will also come with a Torse differential lock, a lighter water cooler, a cooler for engine and transmission oil and a cooler for the rear axle differential as standard.
The anti-roll bar and shock absorbers have also been modified. Ford is also equipping the sharp Mustang with 19-inch Pirelli tires (P Zero P214). The Dark Horse model comes with a six-speed Tremec manual transmission from the factory, but there is also the option of a ten-speed automatic transmission. For track beginners, the new Mustang will be equipped with an electric drift brake. This will take over the function of a standard handbrake and should make drifting easier.