Track-Only Mustang Dark Horse R Set to Race in Mustang Only Series


Mustang Dark Horse R

The blue oval is introducing the all-new Ford Mustang Dark Horse – a true beast for the track, built exclusively for hardcore track enthusiasts. This mean machine is tailor-made for the all-new Mustang Challenge spec racing series, officially sanctioned by the International Motor Sports Association (IMSA).

Under the hood, the Mustang Dark Horse R roars with a brand-new, fourth-generation 5.0-liter Coyote V8, making it a worthy contender alongside its track siblings – the Mustang GT3 and Mustang GT4.

Mark Rushbrook, global director of Ford Performance Motorsports, proudly stated, “Mustang Dark Horse R bridges the gap between Dark Horse and Mustang GT3 and GT4. We’ve been racing production-based Mustangs since the very beginning, and the Dark Horse R now offers our passionate customers an attainable, factory-built race car, plus a thrilling racing series to compete with fellow Mustang enthusiasts.”

Get ready to unleash the full power of the Ford Mustang Dark Horse R on the track, as it is the most track-capable 5.0-liter V8 street-legal Mustang ever built. Drawing on years of Mustang racing experience, Ford Performance ensured that every detail was fine-tuned for the ultimate performance.

Jim Owens, Ford Mustang Marketing manager, explained, “Mustang Dark Horse R has been developed with Mustang racing enthusiasts top of mind. We delved into our extensive racing expertise with the Mustang and crafted an aggressive, yet approachable package that’s ready for you to hit the track and have some serious fun.”

Mustang Dark Horse R

Designed exclusively for track use, the Dark Horse R shares key components with its road-legal counterpart, including a body provided by the Flat Rock Assembly Plant, a beastly 500+ horsepower 5.0-liter V8 engine, Tremec 3160 manual transmission, Torsen limited-slip differential with 3.73 final drive ratio, aero enhancements, and Brembo rear brake calipers/rotors. And don’t forget the array of track-focused upgrades that take this Mustang to the next level.

If you’re a true car enthusiast looking for the perfect racing machine, the Ford Mustang Dark Horse R is here to answer your call. Prepare to dominate the track and rock one of the baddest Mustangs ever.

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