Ford has today revealed an all-new, track-ready turnkey Mustang racecar that’s ready to compete around the globe – the Mustang GT4.
Unveiled at the 2016 SEMA Show in Las Vegas, the car has been designed and engineered jointly by Ford Performance and Multimatic Motorsports to compete in sports car championship racing series globally. This includes the GT4 European Series, which visits Silverstone circuit for the UK leg.
The Mustang GT4 will put Ford head-to-head with competition from Porsche and Aston Martin among others – in a mirror of the popular FIA World Endurance Championship, where the Ford Chip Ganassi Racing Ford GT takes on the Aston Martin Vantage GTE, Porsche 911 RSR and Ferrari 488 GTE
The designers say it’s inspired by the Shelby GT350R-C that won the IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge championship just last month. Key aerodynamic enhancements include a rear wing, front splitter, hood venting, diveplanes and rear diffuser.
Under the hood, the racecar is equipped with the next generation, naturally aspirated 5.2-litre V8 racing engine specifically tuned for GT4 competition. The powerplant, which is mated to a six-speed Holinger paddle shift transmission, has been engineered and built by Ford Performance in partnership with Roush Yates Engines.
Additional powertrain details include a dry sump oiling system, ZF-developed twin-plate racing clutch and flywheel.
On the interior, the car gets a full FIA-compliant roll cage and race-oriented dash logger from MoTeC.
“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,” says David Pericak, global director of Ford Performance.