The biggest surprise surrounding the 2024 Ford Mustang’s debut was a Dark Horse trim to sit above the GT. Although the premiere took place last September, it’s only now that Dearborn is ready to show off the interior of the pony car. As expected, the new top of the range benefits from exclusive improvements, the main one being a blue anodized titanium gearshift ball with the six-speed manual transmission. Go for the 10-speed auto and you get silver anodized paddle shifters.
It’s safe to say that the Mustang Dark Horse’s interior is much nicer than the base model our paparazzi spotted earlier this week. Brilliant indigo blue stitching adorns the dashboard, door cards, center console and gearshift gaiter while the flat-bottomed steering wheel is covered in suede. The leather-wrapped electronic drift brake comes with an anodized lever for smooth tail riding experiences.
Those wishing to spruce up the cabin can further opt for the Mustang Dark Horse Appearance Package with form-fitting Recaro seats with Deep Indigo Blue bolsters trimmed with Bright Indigo Blue stitching. They are exclusive to this release and have Dinamica black suede centers. To sweeten the pot, Ford will also add Deep Indigo Blue seat belts and seat perforations with blue accents.
Other changes from a lower Mustang version include Black Alley bezels and vents to replace the traditional gloss silver finish. To reflect that this is not a run-of-the-mill model, Ford adds a badge on the dashboard to indicate the Dark Horse’s chassis number. Additionally, carbon fiber-inspired grains have been used inside where the leather and vinyl covered parts have a more sophisticated grain texture compared to previous models.
Stepping out of the 500 horsepower sports car, the flagship variant gets a signature metallic paint job dubbed Blue Ember. It can optionally be combined with vinyl and hand painted graphics to make the Dark Horse a bit more special than other Mustangs.
The 2024 Mustang Dark Label is slated to go on sale in the United States this summer, powered by the most powerful naturally aspirated 5.0-liter production engine Ford has ever offered.