Ford Mustang GTD: Do You Like It Better Bathed in Natural Light

Ford Mustang GTD: Do You Like It Better Bathed in Natural Light

It is one brand-new Ford that has started keeping enthusiasts up at night recently, which builds on the latest-gen Mustang. Adding the GTD suffix to its name, it premiered a couple of days ago, and according to the Blue Oval, it was the GT3 racer that the company will race at next year’s Le Mans that heavily influenced it.

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A pure track-ready muscle car with a targeted sub-7 minute at the Nurburgring Nordschleife, the Ford Mustang GTD doesn’t feature a mid-engine layout as the initial rumors claim, as the lump still sits at the front. And it is a 5.2-liter supercharged V8 that should produce over 800 hp. As a result, it is the most powerful street-legal version of the pony car yet, dwarfing the old Shelby GT500 in every aspect.

Besides the punchy power unit, the Mustang GTD’s performance is aided by clever suspension. The body can be brought closer to the ground by nearly 1.6 inches (40 mm) in the Track mode, and the track is almost 4 inches (~100 mm) wider than the Mustang GT’s. It has Brembo carbon ceramic brakes backing up the 20-inch wheels and comes fitted with 325 mm front and 345 mm rear tires. On top of that, it also boasts clever aerodynamics, and you can tell as no one will mistake it for the regular Mustang models.

Images of the interior have yet to hit the web, but here it features seating for two, as the rear bench was removed for weight-saving purposes. It has Recaro racing seats at the front and available parts that were 3D printed from titanium sourced from an F-22 fighter jet. Ford will make it at the Flat Rock facility, and it will then be taken to Markham in Canada to get the final touches that truly make it stand out.

With a targeted MSRP of approximately $300,000, the Mustang GTD sits in the supercar territory, as that kind of money could get you a brand-new Ferrari F8 Tributo in the United States. Therefore, only a few will be able to afford it, and those who can will have to decide whether it is worth over four brand new Chevrolet Corvette Stingrays or nearly three Z06 or E-Ray models. It will be available in late 2024 or early 2025, and the production will be limited to make it more special.

Now, while the internet keeps going gaga about the Mustang GTD, Ford has showcased it at The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering in California. This is where the video embedded below and the images shared in the gallery above were taken, allowing us to see this ultra-punchy muscle car under natural light. So, if you had roughly $300k for a brand-new fast car, what car color would your Ferrari be?

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