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Ford Motor Company Reveals the Seventh Generation Mustang at the Detroit Auto Show

Photo: Jonah Phillips / 760 WJR

DETROIT, September 16, 2022 ~ Ford unveiled the all-new seventh generation of Ford Mustang, showing off the base, GT, and the first-ever Dark Horse models, which will begin selling in the 2024 model year

Though the Dark Horse is based on the seventh-generation GT, the first-of-its-kind model is built for racing, and packed with performance and track-focused features.

Only available with the Coyote 5.0-liter V8, the Dark Horse’s engine includes internal components from the 760hp supercharged 5.2 Predator V8 found on the GT500.

That thing is going to be targeting 500 horsepower right from the start of the Dark Horse. Naturally aspirated,” said Ford Motor Company Mustang Marketing Manager Jim Owens to 760 WJR‘s Guy Gordon at the Detroit Auto Show. “The GT500 supercharged 5.4 that we started out with in 07 on Gen 5, was 500 horsepower supercharged.”


September 15, 2022 ~ Ford Motor Company Mustang Marketing Manager Jim Owens talks with Guy Gordon about the reveal of the seventh-generation Mustang at the NAIAS Detroit Auto Show.

September 15, 2022 ~ Ford Blue President Kumar Galhotra talks to Paul W. about the reveal of the “Dark Horse” seventh-generation Mustang, and he says it was a great night at Hart Plaza in Detroit.

Along with the technical specs, the Dark Horse introduces the first front-facing Mustang logo.

We have not put a forward-facing pony on it since its inception, and that is like ‘the horse you didn’t see coming,’” said Jim Owens. “The one at the Kentucky Derby that comes around from the back and wins.”