Ford reveals Mustang GT3 and GT4
Ford teased the GT3 and GT4 variations of the seventh era Mustang because it revealed a number of iterations of the brand new Mustang street automobile on the North American Worldwide Auto Present in Detroit on Wednesday — and promised a return to Le Mans.
It was introduced formally simply earlier than the 2022 Rolex 24 At Daytona that Ford was constructing and homologating its first GT3 model of the Mustang, and the primary GT3 automobile produced by the corporate. Constructed at the side of Multimatic, it is going to be powered by a 5.4-liter Coyote-based V8 engine, though few different particulars have been revealed. Returning to factory-backed GT3 racing with an all-new Mustang GT3 (pictured above) that can even be obtainable for purchasers, the automobile will make its debut on the Rolex 24 in 2024.
The worldwide GT3 components signifies that the brand new Mustang will be capable of compete in quite a lot of racing collection worldwide, together with the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, the place Ford is predicted to discipline a factory-backed GTD PRO crew, and SRO Fanatec GT World Problem America in North America. In 2024, GT3 automobiles will likely be eligible for competitors within the 24 Hours of Le Mans, and Ford guarantees to be there.
“Mustang is raced in any respect the nice tracks around the globe, however there is no such thing as a race or monitor meaning extra to our historical past than Le Mans,” mentioned Invoice Ford, govt chair, at “The Stampede, “the debut of the all-new seventh-generation Ford Mustang. “It’s the place we took on Ferrari and gained within the Sixties and the place we returned 50 years later and shocked the world once more.
“Mustang will return to Le Mans. As soon as once more, we’ll ‘Go Like Hell.’”
Ford gained Le Mans in 4 straight years with Ford GT 40 starting in 1966 when it swept the rostrum with a 1-2-3 end. Ford final gained the 24 Hours of Le Mans with the Chip Ganassi Racing-run Ford GT in 2016.
As well as, Ford confirmed a brand new Mustang GT4 (pictured beneath) obtainable for purchasers that may debut within the 2023 season. The automobile might see competitors in IMSA’s Michelin Pilot Problem and SRO Pirelli GT4 America.