The road-legal, limited-edition 2025 Ford Mustang GTD is a replica of the GT3 race vehicle. Additionally, it has technology that is prohibited under racing rules, such as adaptive suspension and active aerodynamics. It will start at about $300,000 when it goes on sale in late 2024 or early 2025. Only those who apply will be accepted by the business, following a procedure akin to how the Ford GT is sold.
The IMSA GTD racing division, in which the GT3 model participates in the US, is where this Ford Mustang gets its moniker.
Ford Mustang GTD’s Engine and the Gearbox
Contrary to rumours, the Ford Mustang GTD’s engine is not situated in the middle of the car. In front of the driver is a 5.2-liter V8 that is supercharged. Although the ultimate output isn’t yet known, Ford is aiming for over 800 horsepower, making this the most powerful Mustang the company has ever made. The engine has a titanium exhaust and an active valve system, and its redline is over 7,500 rpm.
The Ford Mustang GTD uses a transaxle gearbox, which places the gearbox in the back and helps the car’s weight distribution be close to 50-50. The transaxle is an eight-speed dual-clutch device, and a carbon fibre driveshaft transfers engine power to it.
Adjusting the engine power and traction control intrusiveness is possible with the Variable Traction Control system in Track Mode. This enables anyone to customise the car to their abilities to drive around a circuit.
The semi-active suspension that supports the GTD may change the spring rates and ride height, according to Ford. Dampers for adaptive spool valves are among the components. The vehicle is lowered by 1.575 inches (40 millimetres) when in Track Mode.
There is a short-long arm configuration in the front setup. The pushrod and rocker arm architecture, hydraulic control system, and transaxle cooling system are all located back there, therefore there is no longer any storage space in the trunk. To cool this room, air scoops direct air off the back glass.
The front tyres on this Ford Mustang measure 12.8 inches (325 mm) in width, while the back tyres measure 13.58 inches (345 mm). 20-inch forged aluminium wheels are what are typically used. There is an optional pair of forged magnesium wheels with Y-shaped spokes that are comparable to those on the GT3 race car. Brakes made of carbon-ceramic by Brembo are standard.
The body of the GTD makes heavy use of carbon fibre to lighten it. The front splitter, hood, fenders, door sills, roof, trunk lid, and rear diffuser are all made of light material. Optional upgrades include carbon parts for the front and back fascias. Additionally, buyers have the option of purchasing an aerodynamics kit, which includes an active rear wing, carbon-fiber underbody tray, and front flaps that are hydraulically operated.
The chosen GTD purchasers are free to select whatever colour they desire, including a special hue that a client offers.
Miko suede, leather, and carbon fibre are used in the GTD’s cabin. Recaro seats are used for seating, and the back bench is gone. The rotary dial shifter, serial number plate, and paddle shifters are 3D-printed in titanium and are available as an extra. The titanium was sourced from old Lockheed Martin F-22 parts.
“Some of the titanium wear parts used in the F-22 are ‘retired’ from service as part of routine maintenance after serving their purpose. A Ford spokeswoman informed Motor1.com that the material provider grinds up those defunct parts and gives them as a powder used as a basic material for 3D printing.”
The Goal and Assembly
“The target for this project was clear – go much, much faster than we’ve ever gone before with a targeted sub-7-minute Nürburgring time,” stated Greg Goodall, Ford’s Chief Programme Engineer. With this, it becomes Ford’s fastest-ever road-going Mustang.
A Ford representative said to Motor1.com when asked when the Nürburgring lap would take place, “We’ll share more details on this later.”
The Ford Mustang GTD’s final assembly will be handled by Multimatic. The supercharged V8 will come from the Dearborn Engine Plant, while the bodywork will come from Ford’s Flat Rock Assembly Plant.