We asked you over on Instagram what you thought of the new Ford Mustang, and it’s safe to say the answers were mixed. Not only was the design a safe bet for the pony car, but there was little in the way of innovation. Yes, the marque revealed the new Dark Horse version of the S650 which offers the most powerful engine put in a Mustang so far, but even then it barely hit 500 horsepower.
Fortunately, there are people out there who are incredibly talented, with Instagram user jlord8 being one of them. He’s created a version of the Dark Horse Mustang that can be used on a day-to-day basis by someone with a number of kids and a dog. Exactly what we love here at Grand Tour Nation – a car that can take us and others on some of the greatest road trips in the world.
Of course, there’s no shortage of sport wagons on the market. The new BMW M3 Touring is the latest of a swarm of German tanks, but this Dark Horse station wagon would be something amazing from America – a part of the world where trucks and SUVs are becoming the norm. And of course, they’d be able to take some sort of competition to Dodge in this respect, too.
“I mean, you knew it was coming,” Ijlord8 posted. “With the introduction of the 2024 Mustang, I couldn’t leave well enough alone.”
A follower of his joked: “Now make it a Dark Hearse.”
Another added, “Should have had this instead of the Mach E,” while a third bellows their love for the design: “I will literally skip straight to the finance department and sign whatever”.
I love the elegant lines of this wagon, with the shot down the side reminding me of the Jaguar XF Sportbrake. In fact, this layout seems to fit Ford’s design so well you wonder why they didn’t think about adapting the Mustang chassis for something like this to go head to head with Chrysler’s 300C and Dodge’s Charger.
Unfortunately, I doubt Ford will ever do such a thing, but let me know what you think down in the comments.