Ford Mustang Darkish Horse R able to race in one-make sequence


Ford late on Thursday revealed the brand new Mustang Darkish Horse R race automotive along with an related one-make sequence generally known as the Mustang Problem. The sequence begins in 2024 and will likely be sanctioned by IMSA.

Pricing for the turnkey race automotive begins at $145,000 and deliveries will start in time for the primary season of the Mustang Problem. Ford hasn’t stated how a lot a season of the Mustang Problem will price.

Ford stated it designed the Mustang Darkish Horse R to even be eligible for competitors in “quite a few” grassroots racing sequence, making the automotive splendid for up-and-coming drivers.

Because the title suggests, the Mustang Darkish Horse R relies on the Mustang Darkish Horse, a track-focused however road-legal sports activities automotive that can be part of the remainder of the redesigned 2024 Mustang vary in showrooms this summer season. A Mustang Darkish Horse S observe automotive can be deliberate sooner or later.

Ford Mustang Dark Horse R

Ford Mustang Darkish Horse R

Ford Mustang Dark Horse R

Ford Mustang Darkish Horse R

Ford Mustang Dark Horse R

Ford Mustang Darkish Horse R

Ford Mustang Dark Horse R

Ford Mustang Darkish Horse R

The Darkish Horse R shares most of its components with the common Darkish Horse, together with a 500-plus-hp model of the Coyote 5.0-liter V-8. Additionally borrowed from the street automotive is the 6-speed handbook transmission, Torsen limited-slip differential with a 3.73 last drive ratio, and aerodynamics package deal.

Key upgrades for racing embody tow hooks and strengthened jacking factors, enhancing cooling for the drivetrain, a Borla high-flow exhaust system, Multimatic DSSV dampers, adjustable entrance camber plates, adjustable anti-roll bars, Brembo racing brakes up entrance (inventory Brembos stay on the rear), and customized 19-inch wheels wrapped in slick tires from Michelin.

The Darkish Horse R’s cabin additionally comes stripped of options not required for observe use. Rather than these are an FIA-certified roll cage, security nets, a race seat with security belts (entrance passenger seat out there), and a steering wheel with fast disconnect. A Motec information show and logging system additionally replaces the inventory sprint shows.

Ford Mustang Dark Horse R

Ford Mustang Darkish Horse R

Ford hasn’t printed a calendar for the primary season of the Mustang Problem however stated the season will final 10-12 rounds, with some rounds coinciding with race weekends of different sequence. Every spherical will function two apply periods, one qualifying session, and two dash races, with money prizes awarded to prime finishers.

The Darkish Horse R is one in all a number of racing variations of the newest Mustang. Others embody the Mustang GT3, Mustang GT4, and Mustang GT Supercar. That final one is designed for Australia’s Supercars touring automotive sequence. Nonetheless coming is a brand new Mustang NASCAR race automotive that can compete beginning in 2024.

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