A Mustang boasting 500 horses and not for the faint-hearted

It is named Dark Horse and is part of the Ford Mustang series of performance cars.

“Mustang has always pushed the envelope. From Mustang GT to Dark Horse, this is our best 5.0-litre V8 yet. It’s naturally aspirated awesomeness,” said Ed Krenz, Mustang chief engineer. “And Mustang EcoBoost fans are also getting a boost in power to make every Mustang more fun and visceral to drive.” 

This normally aspirated Mustang is fitted with a 5.0-liter engine; it produces 373kW and is, according to Ford, the most powerful non-Shelby edition, Mustang.

Some of the upgrades to the engine include a uniquely balanced crankshaft and forged piston connecting rods to handle higher cylinder pressures and piston speeds and strengthened camshafts that ensure on-track durability and can handle that 7 500r/min redline.

“Every time someone gets behind the wheel of a Mustang, we know they want to feel that strong connection to their vehicle – and we’re just as invested in creating that bond,” said Suzanne Robinson, Coyote engine programme supervisor. “With the increased responsiveness you get from the new dual throttle bodies, we’re wringing every ounce of performance we can out of our engine so Mustang enthusiasts can have that experience.” 

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