Look, we understand that some people want to know exactly what makes the Mustang Dark Horse tick so they can buy one. We’ve got in-depth coverage of that already. However, those people who will have to wait another decade before they can be the 3rd owner of a used $60,000 pony, well those guys might get a kick out of the Mustang Dark Horse Wagon.
Less than 48 hours have passed since the debut of the 2024 Ford Mustang and the opinions are almost at a consensus. Most “memes” joke about it looking like a Chevy Camaro now, while criticism is mostly directed toward the rear-end design.
We’re actually ecstatic that there’s a new Ford Mustang, especially when Dodge is killing off its muscle cars in about 9 months and there’s no Camaro V8 replacement planned. And if the rear end is such a problem for you, a wagon rendering should be the perfect cure.
Any Mustang is important for the rendering community. We remember how the GT350 was right at the center of the mid-engined muscle car craze a few years back. Our first contribution to your “S650 rendering” searches is this cool wagon conversion which was perfectly executed by artist jlord8.
Wagon renderings are a specialty of his, as the artist found a lot of success with the Camaro wagon family car transformation. Other Mustang generations have also been converted to this role by the Photoshop master.
Ford considered making the new Mustang a sedan
That’s right; official sketches released a couple of days ago showed one 4-door Mustang, shaped like Mercedes CLS-Class or Audi A7 Sportback. The road from that to a wagon wouldn’t be too long.
The front end is obviously that of the new Dark Horse edition of the 2024 Mustang. This track-focused model refuses to lean into existing nameplates like Shelby or Mach 1 yet packs super-sticky tires and the option of carbon fiber wheels. A Coyote 5.0-liter resides under the hood, one with dual intakes and throttle bodies, plus output of over at least 500 hp.
It’s actually quite difficult to think of another sports wagon with a naturally aspirated V8 under the hood. The Holden Commodore would probably be the coolest, followed closely by the Audi RS4 with the 4.2 FSI.
We could be total hipsters and talk about the Mustang station wagon prototypes of the 1960s, such as the custom one built by Joe Ramp, but that’s completely irrelevant here. Most of the spicy wagons with a Ford badge are European, such as the Focus ST and the old Mondeo ST 220. While V8-powered, classics like the Ford LTD Country Squire were geared towards cruising in comfort.
If we’re completely honest, The Cadillac CTS-V is the one true American performance wagon, built because GM was serious about competing with Mercedes and BMW. Maybe if Audi would have insulted Ford a little, they’d have built a Mustang wagon to kick the RS4’s tail. We feel like that would be a great rival for the Dark Horse Wagon because its turbo V6 is down on power.