2024 Ford Mustang Dark Horse Shows Off Carbon Wheels, Special Color

  • Ford showed off the upcoming 2024 Mustang Dark Horse equipped with its optional set of carbon fiber wheels, along with our first look at its interior.
  • The lightweight wheels tip the scales at 20.1 pounds, a figure that equates to about 37 percent lighter than the standard Dark Horse aluminum wheels.
  • The Dark Horse’s interior features blue reinforcement and stitching on the Recaro seats, along with an anodized blue titanium shift knob.

The new 2024 Ford Mustang looks fantastic wearing a set of carbon fiber dancing shoes. Ford announced today that it will offer a carbon wheel option when the Dark Horse performance model goes on sale later this year. The lightweight wheels tip the scales at 20.1 pounds each, making them about 37 percent lighter than Dark Horse aluminum wheels, according to Ford. Developed in collaboration with Carbon Revolution, they follow the carbon fiber wheels that Ford previously offered on the GT supercar and the Mustang Shelby GT350R.

Using aerospace engineering-inspired technology, Carbon Revolution used a plasma arc spray inside the front wheels to protect them from high temperatures generated under braking. The wheels wear 305/30R-19 Trofeo RS performance tires in the front, and 315/30R-19 tires in the rear. The Mustang Dark Horse you see here is also finished in a special exterior paint color called Blue Ember that is said to shift shades in different lighting.

Along with the fancy wheels and special color, Ford gave us our first look at the interior trim exclusive to the Dark Horse. The moody cabin combines a variety of black and blue shades. Bright Indigo Blue stitching is found on the steering wheel, the door panels, the sliding boot and the Recaro performance seats. Opting for the Dark Horse Appearance package adds a Deep Indigo Blue finish for the seat bolsters and seat belts to round out the interior theme.

The backrests are finished in black Dinamica suede, while the edges and vents on the dashboard are finished in a dark metallic gloss, replacing the silver shades of lower Mustang trim levels. Carbon fiber trim extends across the front of the instrument and door panels and the three-spoke steering wheel.

Customers who choose the six-speed manual transmission will be able to paddle through the gears with a special anodized blue, lightweight titanium manual shift knob. The shift knob is hollow, which Ford says helps keep it cool in warmer weather. Anyone who opts for the 10-speed automatic transmission is rewarded with the consolation prize of anodized silver paddle shifters.

    As a final touch, every Mustang Dark Horse has an instrument panel badge that includes the vehicle’s chassis number.