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Ford Mustang Dark Horse R Set to Debut on July 27 with Racing Prowess

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Ford introduced the seventh-generation Mustang last year, and along with it came the announcement of several racing variants, some of which have already made their debut.

Among the racing versions already unveiled are the Mustang GT3, Mustang GT4, and Mustang GT Supercar. The latter is specifically designed for Australia’s Supercars touring car series.

Now, Ford Performance has revealed that the next addition to this lineup will be the Mustang Dark Horse R, which is scheduled to make its debut on July 27. The announcement was made through a post on Threads, accompanied by a teaser sketch showcasing the rear of the race car. This image complements the single photo released during the initial unveiling of the latest Mustang.

The automaker has not disclosed the specific racing series in which the Dark Horse R will participate. However, rumors suggest that Ford might establish a one-make series centered around this exceptional car.

As the name suggests, the Mustang Dark Horse R is based on the track-focused sports car variant known as the Mustang Dark Horse, which will be available alongside the regular Mustang in showrooms later this summer. Additionally, a Mustang Dark Horse S track car is also planned. Both the S and R versions will likely feature the same potent 500-horsepower 5.0-liter V-8 engine found in the regular Dark Horse model.

To optimize performance for the track, the Dark Horse S and Dark Horse R will be stripped of non-essential features. Instead, they will be equipped with an FIA-certified roll cage, safety nets, a race seat with safety belts (with an optional front passenger seat), and a quick disconnect steering wheel. Ford has previously confirmed that both cars will also include electrical disconnects and a fire suppression system.

In terms of controls, most of the standard features will be replaced by dedicated switches and knobs placed on a new central panel. Ford will also incorporate controls for specific functionalities like a pit speed limiter and a performance data recorder.

Performance enhancements over the regular Dark Horse model will include improved brakes, Multimatic DSSV dampers, an adjustable rear wing, a high-flow exhaust, hood pins, and tow hooks.

It’s worth noting that the Dark Horse R and S are not the only Mustang race cars currently in development. Ford has plans for a new Mustang NASCAR race car that is set to compete starting in 2024.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Mustang Dark Horse R

What is the Ford Mustang Dark Horse R?

The Ford Mustang Dark Horse R is a racing variant of the Mustang, designed with a track-focused approach and high-performance capabilities.

When will the Ford Mustang Dark Horse R debut?

The Ford Mustang Dark Horse R is scheduled to make its debut on July 27.

What features distinguish the Dark Horse R from the regular Mustang?

The Dark Horse R will feature a stripped-down design, with non-essential features removed. It will come equipped with a roll cage, safety nets, a race seat, and a quick disconnect steering wheel, among other track-specific enhancements.

What engine does the Dark Horse R have?

The Dark Horse R is expected to be powered by the same 500-horsepower 5.0-liter V-8 engine found in the regular Dark Horse model.

Will the Dark Horse R participate in any specific racing series?

Ford has not specified the racing series in which the Dark Horse R will compete, but there are rumors of a potential one-make series centered around this car.

Are there any other racing versions of the Mustang in development?

Yes, Ford is also working on a new Mustang NASCAR race car that is planned to compete starting in 2024.

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4 comments

SpeedDemon88 July 7, 2023 - 3:45 pm

July 27 can’t come soon enough! Mustang Dark Horse R gonna tear up da racetrack! Can’t believe it’s gonna have da same 500-hp V-8 as da regular Dark Horse. It’s gonna be a wild ride, my friends!

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TrackAddict July 8, 2023 - 12:14 am

The Dark Horse R sounds like a track-focused beast! Stripped down, roll cage, race seat – all dat stuff! Can’t wait to hear dat V-8 engine roar. Ford is really stepping up their racing game. Bring it on!

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CarLover21 July 8, 2023 - 1:06 am

omg dis Ford Mustang Dark Horse R is gonna b da boss on da track! Can’t wait 4 its debut on july 27! Mustang GT Supercar, GT4, GT3, they all rock too! Ford Performance ftw!

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RacingFanatic July 8, 2023 - 7:18 am

Yo, I heard rumors dat Ford might make a whole racing series wit dis Dark Horse R beast! Imagine dat! It’s gonna be epic! I bet it’s gonna dominate on da track. Can’t wait to see it in action!

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