The Dark Horse with a manual along with Mustangs GTs with the six-speed manual have been hit with the Gas Guzzler Tax.

Ford has confirmed suspicions that the Dark Horse Premium's price increase is due to the gas-guzzler tax. However, the automaker also shared that all Mustangs with the 5.0-liter V8 engine and six-speed manual would be subject to the charge, rather than just the Dark Horse Premium..

The 2024 Ford Mustang won't arrive until later this year, but when it does, it'll cost just a hair more than originally announced. That's because every version of the new Mustang with a six-speed gearbox and the 5.0-liter V8 engine – from GT to GT Premium to the two versions of the Dark Horse – will include a gas-guzzler tax.

Ford spokesman Mike Levine confirmed the news, saying "The all-new Mustang family provides engine and transmission choices for every customer and is the most aerodynamic Mustang ever. While we strive for efficiency, Mustangs equipped with the 5.0-liter V8 with manual transmission will be subject to the Gas Guzzler Tax."

Here's the complete breakdown of the old and new pricing for the affected vehicles. These prices include the $1,595 destination charge. GT models see a $1,000 increase, while the two Dark Horse trims jump by $1,300 and $1,700, respectively

Originally Announced Price:Price As Of May 4, 2023.
2024 Ford Mustang GT V8 6MT$43,090$44,090
2024 Ford Mustang GT Premium V8 6MT$47,610$48,610
2024 Ford Mustang Dark Horse 6MT$59,565$60,865
2024 Ford Mustang Dark Horse Premium 6MT$63,160$64,860

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