Ford Performance and Multimatic Motorsports have teamed up to create a new race car based on the seventh-generation Ford Mustang. The Ford Mustang GT4, which debuted at the 24 Hours of Spa on Wednesday, is designed to compete in various sports car racing series around the world, including the IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge and the British GT Championship.
The Ford Mustang GT4 is inspired by the track-focused Mustang Dark Horse, which goes on sale later this summer. It features a racing version of the 5.0-liter V-8 engine that delivers 500 horsepower in the road car, mated to a Holinger dog-ring gearbox with paddle shifters. The car also boasts body panels made from natural fibers, Multimatic's DSSV dampers, and an aerodynamics package developed to meet GT4 regulations.
The racing car is expected to be delivered to customer teams in time for the 2024 motorsports season. Ford has not announced the price of the car, but it is likely to be in the range of $200,000 to $300,000, based on the prices of other GT4 cars from manufacturers like Aston Martin, BMW, and Porsche.
Ford Performance's motorsports powertrain manager Christian Hertrich said in a statement that the Ford Mustang GT4 was a result of a great collaboration between Ford and Multimatic. "We're proud to work with so many great partners on these race vehicle programs," he said. "It's also special to be able to do all of the engine work for the Mustang GT4 fully in-house."