Ford Performance reveals turnkey Ford Mustang racecar
Ford Performance has revealed an all-new, track-ready turnkey Ford Mustang racecar that’s primed for GT4 competition around the world.
THE HANKY HAS BEEN taken off a track-ready turnkey Ford Mustang at the SEMA show in Las Vegas that is eligible for GT4 competition around the world, including the GT4 European Series. The car was designed by Ford Performance and Multimatic Motorsports to compete in sports car championship racing. Wouldn’t it be great to see this in V8 Supercar racing in Australia…
“As the Mustang nameplate continually expands its presence in markets throughout the world, so does our relevant motorsport presence,” explained David Pericak, global director of Ford Performance.
“The Mustang GT4 is equipped to compete and win on tracks around the globe, and we expect it to be as popular with racers as its production sibling is with consumers.”
The Mustang GT4 runs a naturally aspirated 5.2-litre V8 racing engine which was built by Ford Performance in partnership with Roush Yates Engines. This is mated to a lightweight, compact six-speed Holinger paddle shift transmission. The powertrain also carries a dry sump oiling system, ZF-developed twin-plate racing clutch and flywheel.
Tweaks to ride and handling include a Dynamic Suspension Spool Valve (DSSV™) dampers from Multimatic, new rear lower control arms (designed specifically for coil-over springs) and front/rear stabilizer bars from Multimatic, lightweight 18-inch x 11-inch forged alloy wheels from Forgeline, rotors and six-piston calipers from Brembo.
On the inside, the Mustang GT4 carries a full FIA-compliant roll cage and race-oriented dash logger from MoTeC.