Ford has unveiled its latest creation for the track: the Ford Mustang GT4, a race car based on the iconic pony car that promises to deliver high performance and thrilling competition. The Ford Mustang GT4 is designed to compete in various racing series around the world, including the IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge, the Pirelli World Challenge, and the GT4 European Series.
The Ford Mustang GT4 is not just a modified version of the road-going Mustang. It is a bespoke machine that features a number of enhancements and upgrades to make it ready for the track. Some of these include:
- A 5.2-liter V8 engine that produces 450 horsepower and 405 pound-feet of torque, paired with a six-speed sequential transmission with paddle shifters.
- A lightweight chassis that uses carbon fiber and aluminum components to reduce weight and improve aerodynamics.
- A racing suspension system that includes adjustable dampers, anti-roll bars, and coil springs.
- A Brembo braking system that features six-piston calipers and ventilated discs.
- An 18-inch forged alloy wheels wrapped in Michelin racing tires.
- A FIA-approved roll cage, fire suppression system, and racing seats with six-point harnesses.
- A rear wing, front splitter, hood vents, and side skirts that enhance downforce and cooling.
The Ford Mustang GT4 is not only fast and agile but also reliable and easy to maintain. According to Mark Rushbrook, global director of Ford Performance Motorsports, the Ford Mustang GT4 is “a turn-key solution for customers who want to race and win with Ford.” He added that the Ford Mustang GT4 is “built to global specifications so that it can run in any series, anywhere in the world.”
The Ford Mustang GT4 is also affordable compared to other race cars in its class. The base price of the Ford Mustang GT4 is $259,000, which is significantly lower than some of its rivals, such as the Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 Clubsport ($294,000) or the Aston Martin Vantage GT4 ($295,000). The Ford Mustang GT4 also offers a range of options and customization possibilities for customers who want to tailor their car to their preferences and needs.
The Ford Mustang GT4 is a testament to Ford’s racing heritage and a showcase of its innovation and technology. The Ford Mustang GT4 uses some of the advanced features and systems that are available on the road-going Mustang, such as:
- The MagneRide adaptive suspension system that automatically adjusts the damping according to the road conditions and driving mode.
- The Track Apps feature displays performance data such as lap times, g-forces, and acceleration on the digital instrument cluster.
- The SYNC 3 infotainment system provides connectivity, navigation, and entertainment options on an 8-inch touchscreen.
The Ford Mustang GT4 is also compatible with the FordPass app, which allows drivers to remotely monitor and control their car from their smartphone. For example, drivers can check their car’s status, location, fuel level, tire pressure, oil life, and more. They can also start, lock, unlock, or locate their car with a tap of a button.
The Ford Mustang GT4 is more than just a race car. It is a symbol of Ford’s passion for performance and excellence. It is a tribute to the legacy of the Mustang, which has been one of the most popular and successful sports cars in history. And it is a challenge to other competitors who dare to face it on the track.
The Ford Mustang GT4 is ready to race. Are you?