Mustang GT | When Ford engineers have enjoyable – La Presse

“I need to see Porsche, I need to see Aston Martin, I need to see Mercedes sweat. This bellicose phrase may little question have been uttered by Zora Arkus-Duntov within the Nineteen Sixties whereas overseeing the event of a Chevrolet Corvette close to a racetrack. Nonetheless, Ford’s present massive boss, Jim Farley, dropped him only a few weeks in the past to announce the grand mission of an all-new Mustang, the GTD.

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No, it’s not a Mustang Boss, Mach 1, or Shelby that the blue oval branding unveiled to crown the vary of the unique “pony automotive.” The GTD, whose identify is taken instantly from a class of the American racing championship IMSA, marks the start of a variant that doesn’t need to achieve a foothold in custom. Its physique made solely of carbon fiber bears witness to this.

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The 2025 Ford Mustang GTD

It’s lower to generate the best potential downforce and is made up of numerous particulars from the racing world. To scale back air resistance, the rear spoiler hooked up to the car pillars could be adjusted steplessly and in relation to hydraulically managed entrance flaps.

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The 2025 Ford Mustang GTD

For sticking to the ground

The chassis of this Mustang has additionally been extensively revised. One of the vital spectacular modifications might be on the rear. Lifting the trunk lid reveals the horizontally positioned pushrod shock absorbers, a configuration essential to combine the transmission, which has been positioned on the rear axle to correctly distribute the lots – a primary for a Mustang. With out growing the general weight of the item, Ford assumes that it’s virtually completely distributed between the back and front. Enormous Michelin Cup 2 R trainers measuring 325mm on the entrance and 345mm on the rear present traction, a fancy job given the sheer brutality of their engine.

As a result of this Mustang GTD is powered by the strongest coronary heart Ford has ever constructed. Its 5.2-liter supercharged dry-sump V8—one other first for a Mustang—is aimed toward a Cavalry of greater than 800 horsepower. It’s supported by an eight-speed dual-clutch transmission. The 2 mechanical components are linked by a carbon fiber transmission shaft.

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The 2025 Ford Mustang GTD

Ford Canada couldn’t inform us what number of examples of this Mustang GTD could be provided within the nation, however indicated that manufacturing could be restricted. Its beginning worth of $300,000 will clearly make it the most costly Mustang ever when the primary hand-assembled examples – from Multimatic in Ontario – go away the workshops in late 2024.


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