Ford’s Dark Horse R is a Bonkers Track Only Mustang

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Ford has unveiled a brand new track-only variant of its potent Darkish Horse mannequin dubbed the Darkish Horse R, which might be used because the official race automotive for its Mustang-only racing collection beginning subsequent 12 months.

Dark Horse R
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“Mustang Darkish Horse R bridges the hole between Darkish Horse and Mustang GT3 and GT4,” – Mark Rushbrook, international director, Ford Efficiency Motorsports

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The Darkish Horse is probably the most high-strung and intense Mustang to this point, however Ford has now imbued this already succesful platform with a number of track-focused {hardware} to dial its race-readiness as much as 11! The Darkish Horse R shares some similarities to its road-going sibling similar to its 5,0-litre V8, which produces 372 kW/566 N.m, the six-speed 3160 Tremec transmission, a Torsen limited-slip differential and Brembo callipers/rotors.

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Dark Horse R
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Apart from these similarities, the Darkish Horse R is purposed to be an aggressive and uncompromising monitor automotive, and within the pursuit of this Ford has launched a slew of enhancements to the Darkish Horse’s components. Its 5,0-litre V8 is now accompanied by an upgraded oil system, upgraded transmission cooling, upgraded differential cooling, a Ford Efficiency oil pan, and a four-exit Borla racing exhaust system.

To enhance chassis dynamics, the Darkish Horse R options an FIA-regulation roll cage, Multimatic DSSV dampers, adjustable entrance camber plates and adjustable anti-roll bars. Stopping energy has been considerably improved by the use of a brand new efficiency Anti-lock Braking System, Brembo race pads, and new brake cooling ducts. The Darkish Horse mannequin is based on a pair of 19-inch R1 flow-formed wheels wrapped in bespoke Michelin racing slicks.

Dark Horse R
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The inside is a far cry from that of the lower-lying Darkish Horse mannequin. Apart from being as naked as any race automotive needs to be, this track-focused offshoot’s cabin options Recaro FIA racing seats complemented by Sparco FIA racing harnesses, a Sparco quick-release steering wheel, a Sparco FIA fireplace suppression system, Safecraft FIA-spec security nets, a gas cell and a MoTec knowledge show and logging system.

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As for the aforementioned IMSA-sanctioned Mustang-only racing collection, it’s scheduled to start subsequent 12 months and can revolve round a ten to 12-event race calendar. The Darkish Horse R will price roughly R2,5 million!

“Mustang Darkish Horse R house owners may have the chance to race and check their driving abilities with different Mustang lovers at a number of the world’s most unbelievable tracks.” – Mark Rushbrook

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