Ford announced it would return to the 24 Hours of Le Mans in a Mustang. That V8 racehorse is set to debut at the 24 Hours of Daytona before being shipped overseas. But, before that, we get to see the Ford Mustang GTD – the street-legal version of the racecar. This limited-production Mustang fetches a price tag that rivals a Porsche 911 GT3 RS, far from your standard pony car.
The Mustang GTD uses a modified variant of the supercharged 5.2-liter tuned to 800 horsepower with a Tremec eight-speed dual-clutch transaxle. The transaxle sits at the back of the car and connects to the engine via a carbon fiber prop shaft to achieve a near 50/50 weight balance. It sits on massively wide Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 R tires surrounding the forged aluminum wheels and large ceramic brake rotors.
Its suspension features Multimatic adaptive spool-valve (ASV) dampers with new unequal-length controls-arms at the front and pushrod-style multilink with inboard-mounted ASV dampers and coil springs at the rear. An action button drops the car 1.6 inches to increase aerodynamics. Interior specs are slim at the moment, but we know it doesn’t have a rear seat and sports a set of Recaro racing bucket seats and 3-D printed rotary shifter and titanium paddle shifters forged from parts of a Lockheed Martin F-22 supersonic fighter jet. Ford plans to build between 1,000 to 2,000 examples of the 2025 Mustang GTD, which we’re confident will have no trouble selling out, even with a $300,000 price tag.
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