Scottsdale, 2024 – Barrett-Jackson, the renowned auction house, is all set to present a unique opportunity for car enthusiasts and philanthropists alike. The first-ever 2024 Ford Mustang Dark Horse, with the VIN 1FA6P8R06R5500001, will be up for grabs at the Scottsdale 2024 auction. This no-reserve auction is expected to draw significant interest, especially since the entire hammer price will benefit JDRF, a global leader in type 1 diabetes research.
This 2024 model, sporting a dazzling Blue Ember Metallic exterior and a striking blue/black interior, is not just a feast for the eyes but a powerhouse under the hood. Equipped with a new-generation Coyote 5.0-liter V8 engine and a 6-speed TREMEC manual transmission, this Dark Horse promises to deliver an exhilarating 500 horsepower and 418 ft/lbs of torque. It’s not just about the speed; the car also features a dual air-intake box, throttle-body design, and a host of coolers – from transmission oil to engine oil, and rear axle – ensuring optimal performance.
But that’s not all. The Mustang Dark Horse is kitted out with state-of-the-art technology, both inside and out. The MagneRide suspension, heavy-duty front springs, Brembo 6-piston front brakes, and a Torsen rear differential ensure this car handles as beautifully as it looks. The staggered wheels (19×10.5 front and 19×11 rear) are clad in Pirelli Trofeo RS tires, further enhancing its grip and control.
The interior is equally impressive, boasting the most advanced, driver-centric cockpit in Mustang history. From the flat-bottomed steering wheel to the 12.4-inch digital instrument cluster with customizable screens, every detail is designed to deliver an extraordinary driving experience. Special-order equipment on this unique VIN includes RECARO seats, painted hood and accent stripes, and both Handling and Appearance packages.
This auction, scheduled for approximately 6:30 P.M. MST on Saturday, January 27, 2024, is more than just a sale; it’s a celebration of American automotive innovation and a testament to Ford’s commitment to charity. Car lovers and collectors will undoubtedly be lining up for a chance to own this exclusive piece of automotive history, and all for a noble cause. Get ready to witness a thrilling bidding war – after all, it’s not every day that a Dark Horse like this one comes trotting into the auction ring!