The supercharged V8-powered Ford Mustang GTD has been recorded tackling the track, allowing us to hear the soundtrack of the Blue Oval’s 5.2-litre engine road-going racer.
Last week Ford revealed the US$300,000 (AU$468,000) pony car, which will only be made in left-hand drive.
In the video posted by Ford CEO Jim Farley on Twitter, the high-performance pony car howls as it does laps around the course at the Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta.
The Ford Mustang GTD’s supercharger can be heard whining as the driver accelerates on the straights, while the exhaust pops and crackles around the bends. The loud V8 can be heard growling around all around the track.
Ford has said it plans to tackle the Nurburgring with the Mustang GTD and achieve a sub-seven-minute lap time.
The Mustang GTD is powered by a “purpose-developed” front-mounted 5.2-litre supercharged V8 engine with dual air inlets and a dry-sump engine oil system. Ford is currently estimating the engine will produce around 600kW.
Power is sent to the rear wheels exclusively with a rear-mounted eight-speed dual-clutch transaxle and a carbon-fibre driveshaft. There’s also an available titanium active valve exhaust system from Akrapovic.
The Mustang GTD is claimed to have a “near” 50:50 weight distribution between the front and rear.
This road-going GT3 racer has a semi-active suspension setup that can vary both spring rates and ride height. It’s 40mm wider than the regular Mustang GT and in Track mode it also has a 40mm lower ride height.
The GTD’s wheel arches, bonnet, boot lid, door sills, front splitter, rear diffuser and roof are all made of carbon fibre, with the front and rear fasciae also able to be optioned in carbon fibre.
While the GTD won’t be coming here due to the lack of right-hand drive production, the 2024 Ford Mustang range including the Dark Horse will be available in Australia.
A Ford spokesperson told CarExpert production will begin by the end of 2023 for Q1 2024 deliveries to begin.
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