Ford Motor Company unveiled its latest offering, the Mustang GTD, at the highly anticipated Monterey Car Week. This supercar version of the iconic Mustang pony car takes the Mustang GT3 racecar as its base but adds even more hardcore features.
Under the hood, the Mustang GTD boasts a powerful V8 engine. This version of the GT500’s “Predator” 5.2-liter supercharged V8 engine generates an impressive 800 horsepower. To maintain the desired weight distribution, Ford has implemented a rear transaxle, a first for a road-going Mustang. This rear transaxle will house an 8-speed dual-clutch transmission.
Another innovative feature of the Mustang GTD is its rear trunk space, which houses an all-new rear suspension and spring setup. This setup includes active shock absorbers and coil-over springs arranged in a horizontal cross pattern.
With a price tag of approximately $300,000, the Mustang GTD competes in the supercar range. Ford CEO Jim Farley aims to position the Mustang GTD as a competitor to renowned luxury brands like Aston Martin, Mercedes, and Porsche.
During the unveiling, Farley also discussed Ford’s venture into electrification. He highlighted the challenges the company faces, including profitability and customer willingness to pay a premium for electric vehicles.
In addition to these challenges, Ford is currently preparing for negotiations with the United Auto Workers (UAW) union. Farley acknowledged the importance of reaching a deal within the next 30 days.
Despite these obstacles, Ford is confident that the Mustang GTD will find a home among car enthusiasts. The car’s debut at the prestigious Monterey Car Week event adds to its appeal and allure.
Car enthusiasts eagerly await the release of this limited-quantity supercar, with its enhanced performance and competitive edge against luxury brands. Ford’s foray into the high-end market promises to be an exciting chapter in the Mustang’s enduring legacy.
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