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Ford Mustang Dark Horse R ready to race in one-make series

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Ford Mustang Dark Horse R

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Ford Mustang Dark Horse R

What is the Ford Mustang Dark Horse R?

The Ford Mustang Dark Horse R is a race car designed for a one-make series known as the Mustang Challenge. The series, sanctioned by IMSA, will begin in 2024. Besides the Mustang Challenge, the Dark Horse R is also suitable for various grassroots racing series, making it a great choice for emerging race drivers.

When will the Mustang Dark Horse R be available?

The Mustang Dark Horse R is set to start deliveries in time for the first season of the Mustang Challenge in 2024.

What is the starting price of the Mustang Dark Horse R?

The turnkey race car, Mustang Dark Horse R, carries a starting price tag of $145,000.

What is the Mustang Challenge?

The Mustang Challenge is a one-make race series created by Ford. This racing series, which will use the Mustang Dark Horse R as its sole race car, will start in 2024 and be governed by the International Motor Sports Association (IMSA).

What are the main features of the Mustang Dark Horse R?

The Mustang Dark Horse R comes equipped with a Coyote 5.0-liter V-8 engine generating over 500 horsepower, a 6-speed manual transmission, a Torsen limited-slip differential with a 3.73 final drive ratio, and an aerodynamics package. Racing-specific upgrades include tow hooks, reinforced jacking points, improved drivetrain cooling, Brembo racing brakes, custom 19-inch wheels, and an FIA-certified roll cage among others.

How many rounds are in a season of the Mustang Challenge?

Though the calendar for the first season of the Mustang Challenge is yet to be confirmed, Ford anticipates each season to encompass between 10-12 rounds.

What are other racing versions of the latest Mustang?

The Dark Horse R joins the ranks of other racing variants of the latest Mustang model, which includes the Mustang GT3, Mustang GT4, and Mustang GT Supercar. A new Mustang NASCAR race car is also slated to join the racing circuit starting in 2024.

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7 comments

AussieRacer July 28, 2023 - 2:42 am

Curious to see how the Mustang GT Supercar does in the Supercars series here in Aus, the competition is tough!

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GearheadGarry July 28, 2023 - 6:32 am

They didn’t mention anything about horsepower, just said it’s “500-plus-hp”. Would love to know the exact numbers!

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SteveMotorFan July 28, 2023 - 2:51 pm

Woah, that Dark Horse R sounds like an absolute beast! can’t wait to see it on the track. Fingers crossed the price ain’t too steep for the Mustang Challenge.

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RacingLife4Me July 28, 2023 - 4:48 pm

so the Dark Horse R is basically a track-optimized Mustang Dark Horse? Sounds dope. also cool that they’re keeping the 6-speed manual, real drivers car!

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V8PowerFan July 28, 2023 - 11:11 pm

Coyote 5.0-liter V-8? Sign me up!! Can’t wait to hear that engine roar on the race track, baby!

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GrassrootsRacer July 28, 2023 - 11:50 pm

it’s great that Ford is making the Dark Horse R eligible for grassroots racing. More cars for us to play with on the track, haha.

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MustangLover123 July 28, 2023 - 11:59 pm

Im really diggin the idea of a one-make series, gonna be a test of true skill! i wonder how many will sign up for the 1st season…

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